Us-based 99 Cents Only Stores has begun selling cage-free eggs as it sets a goal to be 100% cage-free by 2025.
The retailer stated that this initiative underscores the importance of responsible sourcing, and its 2025 objective is subject to adequate supply and affordable pricing.
It also intends to create a significant impact on animal welfare through this transition.
99 Cents Only Stores fresh vice-president Rich Winters said: “Access to affordable eggs is extremely important in every market we operate in.
“Having the ability to sell cage-free eggs at a price that aligns with our extreme value proposition, allows us to uphold our commitment to provide affordable fresh food for our customers.”
It opened its first store in 1982, and now has presence in California and southwestern US.
99 Cents Only Stores currently operates 390 stores in California, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
The stores offer a wide range of commodities, including household products, fresh items, and seasonal and party merchandise, including decorations, costumes and gifts.
Image: A 99 Cents Only discount store in California. Photo: courtesy of Downtowngal via Wikipedia.