Cage-Free

Corporate commitments on animal welfare

Many egg-laying hens live their lives in battery cages that measure only 67 square inches. Cage-free hens, on the other hand, “are able to walk, spread their wings and lay their eggs in nests, vital natural behaviors denied to hens confined in cages,” according to the Humane Society of the United States.

A growing number of grocery stores, food producers and restaurants are making the switch to cage-free eggs. Look for this trend to continue as consumers increasingly seek out more humane products.

The Drivers Behind the Cage-Free Egg Movement

Almost 200 U.S. companies, including every major grocery store and fast-food chain, have pledged to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025. What's driving…

Publix Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

America's top 25 grocery chains have all made commitments to go cage-free. And the Publix announcement could be "a final nail in the…

Consumer Pressure is Driving the Cage-Free Egg Trend

This month, two more companies -- Walmart and Darden Restaurants -- announced plans to make their egg supply chains cage-free. The announcements are…

Another Grocer Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

Minnesota-based Supervalu announced plans to transition to selling 100 percent cage-free eggs at its network of 3,407 stores by 2025 or sooner if…

Tipping Point: Three More Grocery Chains to Source Only Cage-Free Eggs

Three top grocery chains, including the two largest in the U.S., announced that they will switch to cage-free eggs by 2025. Is this…

Trader Joe’s is Going Cage-Free With Its Eggs

First up are Western states: Trader Joe's eggs sold in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado will be 100 percent cage-free…

Better Hen Welfare is Simply Good Egg-onomics

Egg industry innovators show that implementing alternative hen-housing systems at scale is possible -- without compromising animal welfare.

Nestlé U.S. Going Cage Free by 2020

Last week Nestlé announced that it will switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs within the U.S. by 2020.

McDonald’s Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

McDonald’s will transition to cage-free eggs in its North American restaurants within the next 10 years, the company announced last week. As the…

Kroger’s ‘Simple Truth’ Chicken Claims Alleged to be Simply False

A new lawsuit alleges supermarket giant Kroger misled consumers with "humane" and "cage free" labels on its chicken products, revealing gaps in labeling…

Three More Companies Eliminate Cruel Pig Gestation Crates

Three companies this week made announcements about eliminating cruel sow gestation crates from their pork supply chains.

Aramark Commits To Sourcing Eggs From Cage-Free Hens

Aramark, a global food services company, is the latest company to announce it will source all its shell eggs in the U.S. from…

Free Range Eggs, Meet Free Enterprise

Vital Farms, founded in 2007, has grown to a network of 15 family farms that reached almost $5 million in annual sales of…

Europe’s Woes Over Free-Range Eggs

Europe's newly introduced law on free-range eggs has created massive egg shortage and could put many small farmers and bakers out of business.

Humane Society Makes Strategic Stock Purchase in Major Fast Food Chain

In recent years, advocacy organizations like Greenpeace, PETA, and others have been able to leverage the stakeholder engagement trend and the power of social media to focus…