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In response to growing demand, The Kroger Co. is rolling out what it calls a “more affordable” corporate brand line of cage-free eggs.
"Kroger-brand Cage-Free Eggs are now available in our family of stores nationwide," said Gil Phipps, Kroger's VP of corporate brands. "More customers are looking for an affordable cage-free egg option. Our goal is to help our customers migrate to the cage-free category by offering an affordable alternative to conventional eggs."
Working Toward Transition
Kroger also offers cage-free eggs under its popular Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands. In 2015, 15 percent of the eggs Kroger sold were cage-free compared to the industry average of 9 percent.
In March, Kroger announced its goal is to transition to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain by 2025.
"In order to ensure a smooth transition by 2025, we need to start attracting customers to cage-free eggs now," said Mel Bomprezzi, Kroger's VP of grocery merchandising. "We remain committed to working with our suppliers during this transition in a way that ensures eggs are readily available, safely produced, and affordably priced for all of our customers."
Cincinnati-based Kroger operates 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia.