Another Day, Another Company Switching To Cage-Free Eggs: This Time, It’s Kroger

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Hot on the heels of Albertsons Companies’ announcement that it will only source eggs from cage-free hens in all its various grocery store brands by 2025, including Albertsons and Safeway, Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the country, says it’s doing the same thing, in the same timeframe.

Kroger notes in its announcement [PDF] that it’s been a leader in cage-free eggs, and already offers a store brand of cage-free eggs. As of 2015, 15% of the eggs Kroger sold were cage-free, the company says.

Like other brands that have gone cage-free (or have promised to do so) the company says it decided to make the change because of its customers.

“As our customer base has been moving to cage-free at an increasing rate, Kroger’s goal is to transition to a 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025,” the company says in its announcement. “The Kroger family of stores is committed to working with our suppliers during this transition in a way that ensures eggs are readily available, safely produced, and affordably priced for all of our customers.”