Meijer's goal to go cage-free only by 2025

by Bob Sims
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Meijer has joined a growing group of retailers, restaurant chains and food manufacturers by committing to sourcing only eggs from cage-free farms by 2025.

"Although our current volume of cage-free egg sales is relatively low, we continue to see shopping trends shifting toward cage free," said Peter Whitsett, executive vice president of merchandising for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer. "We are in the business of providing customers with choices, and setting this goal will ensure we are ready for the transition when our customers are."

A majority of Meijer’s eggs are sourced from Michigan farms that it has worked with for more than 50 years. The chain currently sells traditional, free-range and cage-free eggs at its 223 grocery stores and supercenters located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

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