BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Companies announced on March 1 that it will be moving toward only cage-free eggs for its store operations by 2025 based on available supply. The company is making the move due to customers buying habits and a commitment to animal welfare.
“We take our commitment to providing responsibly sourced products seriously, and that responsibility extends naturally into ensuring our suppliers uphold humane animal welfare practices,” said Shane Sampson, chief marketing and merchandising officer. “The transition to cage-free eggs will help us continue to provide a great, humane product to our customers while ensuring that our suppliers have ample time to prepare their operations to meet increased demand from retailers.”
According to its release, Albertsons’ customers have responded well to the choices in the egg aisle of the market. The company now offers variety of eggs including organic, free-range and cage-free.