The cage-free egg bandwagon just got a bit heavier with the addition of three more grocery chains. Southeastern Grocers, parent company of the Winn-Dixie, BI-LO, and Harvey’s chains, says it’s going to switch to only sourcing eggs from cage-free hens for the company’s private label by 2017, and company-wide by 2025. [More]
With competitors like Target and the Kroger and Albertsons families of supermarkets pledging to sell only cage-free eggs, Walmart apparently didn’t want to be left behind. The mega-retailer announced today that by 2025, all of the eggs it sells in Walmart and Sam’s Club stores will come from hens that were not raised in individual cages. [More]
Two more national companies are jumping on the increasingly crowded cage-free egg bandwagon. PepsiCo and Supervalu — the operator of brands like Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Shop ’n Save, and more — both plan to transition to using or selling only cage-free eggs over the next several years. [More]
As food retailers and restaurants announce to the public that they plan to switch to all cage-free eggs on their shelves and in their products, here’s something to keep in mind: the retailers, at least, are going to make more money after the change is fully phased in. That’s because cage-free eggs only cost only fifteen cents per dozen more to produce, but retailers can charge double for them. [More]
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.
Parent Company Of Albertsons, Safeway, Other Grocery Stores Pledges To Source Only Cage-Free Eggs By 2025
The cage-free eggs bandwagon has been rolling around the U.S. for some time now, and it shows no signs of stopping yet. Today, the parent company of Albertsons, Safeway, and other grocery chains announced that it will be working with suppliers to achieve a goal of sourcing only eggs from cage-free hens by 2025. [More]
Hardly a week goes by without news of a restaurant chain or major food company announcing they’ll be using only cage-free eggs at some point in the future, and this week is no different: today, both Mondelez — the company behind Cadbury, Oreos and other snacks — and Denny’s have announced they’re joining the pack of big names pledging to take caged hens out of the supply chain. [More]
Wendy’s might be a little bit tardy to the cage-free egg party, but it’s showing up now with a plan to get in line with its competitors: the chain says it’ll switch to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs by 2020 in all U.S. and Canadian locations. [More]
Following moves by several other major food companies and restaurants, General Mills has announced a new goal of only buying cage-free eggs in the U.S. [More]
Another day, another national restaurant chain announcing changes in how it sources its food: Taco Bell is saving itself a spot in the cage-free henhouse, pledging today to use only eggs from cageless chickens in all U.S. restaurants by the end of 2016.
As consumers continue to lean toward food options they see as healthier and more sustainable, Panera Bread is touting updates to animal welfare program. One big pledge the soup and sandwich chain is making: it’ll use only cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2020.
In another round of the ongoing tug-of-war between Costco and its customers, one executive at the wholesale store is holding up its sales numbers as evidence that it’s making progress toward selling entirely cage-free eggs. [More]
McDonald’s is hopping on the cage-free bandwagon, announcing today that it’s going to transition to sourcing only cage-free eggs for its U.S. and Canadian restaurants over the next decade.