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Kroger Commits To Cage-Free Eggs By 2025

July 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
In its new sustainability report, which includes six new goals, Ohio-based Kroger Co. has pledged to transition to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025. The nine-year transition will ensure that eggs are readily available, safely produced, and affordably priced, the company said. The company also said it promises to buy 90 percent of its seafood – and all of its wild-caught seafood – from fisheries certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. Regarding the cage-free trend, CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries (Colo.) said its nearly 200 restaurants will transition to serving cage-free eggs by 2022; Sonstegard Foods (S.D.), which earned a zoning permit for the half-million bird cage-free facility in February, has submitted plans to increase the size of the operation to 2.5 million birds.
Steve Watkins, "Kroger Makes Sweeping Changes To Eggs It Sells", Cincinnati Business Courier, July 11, 2016, © American City Business Journals
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