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Ahold to switch to cage-free eggs

Ahold to switch to cage-free eggs

Ahold USA has committed to selling private label shell eggs that are 100% cage-free by 2022.

Cage-free, free-range, organic and traditional egg varieties are now sold by Ahold USA’s retail divisions which include Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Landover, Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Martin’s and online grocer Peapod. Eight in 10 of eggs sold are private label.

“Animal welfare is a fundamental part of our responsible retailing program,” said Marissa Nelson, SVP of responsible retailing and healthy living for Ahold USA, in a statement. “We believe that cage-free environments are a more humane way to treat hens, and we have committed to have all of our private label shell eggs 100% cage-free, subject to available supply.”

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