- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Grocery retailer and wholesaler Supervalu says it plans to switch to cage-free eggs in all its stores by 2025 or sooner.

The Minnesota-based company said Tuesday its decision reflects its commitment to improving animal welfare practices, but the transition will take time because of the limited supply of cage-free eggs.

Supervalu includes over 1,300 Save-A-Lot discount grocery stores nationwide. It also owns 200 traditional supermarkets, including Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbachers, Shoppers and Shop N’ Save.

Other Minnesota-based companies with cage-free commitments include Target, General Mills and Schwan’s. Several other major food retailers nationwide are also making the switch.

Wayne Pacelle (pah-SEL’-lee), CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, says it’s now it’s hard to find a company that hasn’t made a commitment to sell only cage-free eggs.

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