SUPERVALU to Transition to Cage-free Eggs by 2025
On March 29, 2016, SUPERVALU announced plans to transition to selling 100 percent cage-free eggs at its grocery retail banners by 2025 or sooner based on available supply, affordability, and customer demand. Currently, cage-free eggs account for nearly 12 percent of SUPERVALU’s total grocery retail egg sales. In August, 2015 SUPERVALU announced all of its Wild Harvest® shell egg products would be cage-free by the end of that year. Today the Wild Harvest brand sells only 100 percent cage-free eggs.
SUPERVALU Statement on Gestation Crate Housing – March 2014:
In 2012, SUPERVALU announced we’ll be working with our pork suppliers to identify alternatives to gestation crates. At that time, we asked our suppliers to provide us with their plans to provide pork products without using gestation crates by 2017. We’re pleased that many of our suppliers have made progress on this important issue since we made our announcement.
While our company structure changed significantly following our March 2013 sales transaction, we remain committed to this important effort. As a next step, we will be contacting our pork suppliers to receive an updated progress report this year, while also maintaining our goal of working with them to identify potential alternatives by 2017.