Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Loblaw, Metro, Sobeys, Walmart Commit to 100% Cage-Free Eggs in Stores by End of 2025

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Loblaw, Metro, Sobeys, Walmart Commit to 100% Cage-Free Eggs in Stores by End of 2025

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Canadian grocery stores commit to cage-free eggs

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TORONTO - A slew of grocery members of the Retail Council of Canada, including Loblaw, Metro, Sobeys, Walmart and others have joined a growing list of merchants saying they plan to offer only cage-free eggs by the end of 2025.

However, the commitment depends on farmers being able to meet the growing demand for eggs from hens not living in cages.

Egg Farmers of Canada, an organization that represents more than 1,000 egg farms, has previously said that wouldn't be a problem as other retailers such as McDonald's, Tim Hortons and Starbucks announced plans for cage-free products.

But with grocery store consumers being the No. 1 buyers of eggs in Canada, it was unclear if that still holds true since the timeline for a complete switch from current practice is 2036, and farmers are proposing enriched cages as well as cage-free alternatives. …

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