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Egg Prices Fall After Avian Flu Recovery, Demand Still Stays Low

Last year, an epidemic of bird flu killed millions of chickens and turkeys, affecting the supply of bird-based meats and of chicken eggs. Experts thought that the shortage and high egg prices might continue, but they were wrong: farmers were able to breed and raise new generations of female chicks, ready to take the place of their fallen colleagues. [More]

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Parent Company Of Winn-Dixie, BI-LO, Harvey’s Going 100% Cage-Free By 2025

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]

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Walmart Will Switch To All Cage-Free Eggs By 2025

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]

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Supervalu, PepsiCo Pledge To Sell & Use Only Cage-Free Eggs

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]

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Cage-Free Eggs Are More Profitable For Retailers Than Conventional Eggs

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]

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

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.

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Parent Company Of Albertsons, Safeway, Other Grocery Stores Pledges To Source Only Cage-Free Eggs By 2025

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]

White Castle Takes A Spot On The Cage-Free Eggs Bandwagon, Promises To Make The Switch By 2025

White Castle Takes A Spot On The Cage-Free Eggs Bandwagon, Promises To Make The Switch By 2025

The cage-free eggs bandwagon is so crowded right about now, we might as well call it a “bandsemitruck.” Joining its restaurant pals and other food companies in promising to use only eggs from hens that aren’t caged is White Castle, which says it’ll make the transition by 2025. [More]

Target Will Sell Only Eggs From Cage-Free Hens By 2025

Target Will Sell Only Eggs From Cage-Free Hens By 2025

Another day, another major company coming out to promise it’ll be switching to selling 100% cage-free eggs. Today’s newcomer to the bandwagon is Target, which has announced it’ll be making the change to only selling eggs from uncaged hens by 2025. [More]

USDA Reports First New Case Of Bird Flu Since June At Commercial Turkey Farm In Indiana

USDA Reports First New Case Of Bird Flu Since June At Commercial Turkey Farm In Indiana

As U.S. poultry farmers continue to get their flocks back to normal levels and consumers are finally seeing prices dropping after the widespread avian flu outbreak that hit the industry last year, officials with the Department of Agriculture say they’ve found the first case of bird flu since last June. [More]

Subway Promises To Use Only Cage-Free Eggs In North American Restaurants By 2025

Subway Promises To Use Only Cage-Free Eggs In North American Restaurants By 2025

The cage-free bandwagon is getting so loaded, it might as well be a bandtrain at this point: joining fellow restaurants like Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Panera Bread in pledging to use only cage-free eggs will be Subway, which says it will complete the change by 2025. [More]

Nestlé Pledges To Use Only Cage-Free Eggs By 2020

Nestlé Pledges To Use Only Cage-Free Eggs By 2020

The list of major food companies and restaurants pledging to only use cage-free eggs in the future grew by one today: Nestlé announced a new goal of only using cage-free eggs in its wide array of products by 2020.  [More]

Dunkin’ Donuts Pledges To Only Serve Cage-Free Eggs In The U.S. By 2025

Dunkin’ Donuts Pledges To Only Serve Cage-Free Eggs In The U.S. By 2025

After mulling its position over for the last seven months, Dunkin’ Donuts says it’s ready to take the plunge, pledging to serve only eggs from cage-free hens by 2025. [More]

General Mills Sets A Goal To Buy Only Cage-Free Eggs By 2025

General Mills Sets A Goal To Buy Only Cage-Free Eggs By 2025

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]

Egg Prices Went Up Yet Again Last Month — But Relief Could Be In Sight

Egg Prices Went Up Yet Again Last Month — But Relief Could Be In Sight

The bad news: the after shocks of the avian flu outbreak that hit U.S. farms this year continue to linger, with egg prices increasing yet again in September. The good news: prices should start to fall, experts say, just in time for prime holiday baking season.

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Costco Executive Points To Record Sales Of Cage-Free Eggs As Evidence Of Progress

Costco Executive Points To Record Sales Of Cage-Free Eggs As Evidence Of Progress

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]

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Restaurants Prep For All-Day Breakfast Battle With McDonald’s

In just a few short weeks, McDonald’s will find out whether its move to offering all-day breakfast was a great idea or a rotten egg, but family restaurant chains that rely on breakfast to make their bottom lines aren’t waiting to find out and are launching promotional assaults to win the hearts (and wallets) of America’s pancakes and sausage eaters. [More]

McDonald’s Will Transition To Using Only Cage-Free Eggs In U.S., Canadian Restaurants (Eventually)

McDonald’s Will Transition To Using Only Cage-Free Eggs In U.S., Canadian Restaurants (Eventually)

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.

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