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Dollar General, 7-Eleven, WinCo update egg policies

Following the industry trend, Dollar General Corp., 7-Eleven and WinCo Foods have announced they will transition to cage-free eggs in their stores by 2025.

“We are closely watching what is happening in the egg production industry and the marketplace and are optimistic with the passage of time, the price of cage-free in-shell eggs will gradually decline so that cage-free eggs become a viable, equally affordable option for our core customers,” Dollar General said in a statement.

The discounter noted its customers are not willing to pay more for cage-free eggs if a cheaper option is available.

7-Eleven’s commitment applies to all its stores in the U.S. and Canada.

“7-Eleven cares about the treatment of animals and switching to cage-free eggs demonstrates our concern,” Jesus Delgado-Jenkins, EVP and chief merchandising officer for 7-Eleven, said in a press release. “We believe that it is becoming important to our customers for us to serve more humanely-sourced eggs.”

WinCo noted that its customers are increasingly looking for cage-free eggs.

“WinCo Foods is committed to listening to our customers and to seeking their input on this and other important issues impacting food policies or product offerings,” the retailer said in a statement.

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