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01/21/2022

Sprouts reaches cage-free egg goal

Retailer said 100% of its shell and liquid eggs are sourced from cage-free, organic or free-range farms.
Dan Ochwat
Executive Editor
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Sprouts Farmers Market has reached a goal to source all shell and liquid eggs sold across its more than 370 stores to be from cage-free, organic or free-range farms, this includes national and store brand eggs.

In fact, the Phoenix-based retailer said its private brand eggs have been cage-free or better since 2016.

“Sprouts shoppers are conscious of where their food comes from and we’re pleased to now offer cage-free or better eggs across the category as part of our ongoing commitment to improved animal welfare,” said Kim Coffin, SVP of grocery at Sprouts. “We’re continuously engaging with suppliers, NGOs and stakeholders to ensure our policies and targets for continuous improvement are meaningful and help drive the industry forward.”

 Across Sprouts’ dairy category, organics made up more than 40% of the sales volume in 2021. During the year, 81 plant-based products and 82 organic items were added, alongside 51 products that were both organic and plant-based.

The company offers more regarding its commitments and Sprouts’ ESG initiatives at sprouts.com/sustainability.