March 29, 2016
SUPERVALU—One of Nation’s Largest Grocery Chains—Commits to 100 Percent Cage-Free Future for Egg Supply
SUPERVALU, one of the country’s largest supermarket chains, has announced it will ensure 100 percent of the eggs it sells nationwide come from cage-free chickens by 2025, marking the latest commitment from a top grocer to end the cruel practice of confining hens in cages so tightly, they can’t even spread their wings.
SUPERVALU has 3,400 stores and annual sales of approximately $18 billion.
Josh Balk, senior director of food policy at The Humane Society of the United States said: “SUPERVALU’s policy is going to improve life for millions of animals. We appreciate the company’s work with us and urge the few remaining top grocers lacking cage-free commitments to join the rest of their industry in getting chickens out of cages.”
Other Minnesota-based companies with cage-free commitments include Target, General Mills, Michael Foods, Rembrandt Foods and Schwan’s.
Nationally, the movement to free hens from cages has reached its tipping point, with Costco, Target, Kroger, Albertsons, ALDI US, Ahold, Delhaize, McDonald’s, Burger King, Aramark, Sodexo and dozens of other major food companies similarly committing to cage-free egg supply chains.
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