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NO SURPRISE HERE: COST DRIVES PURCHASING

An abundance of eggs is tightening the screws on the cage-free market. With so many eggs in the marketplace, conventional eggs have become too cheap for many consumers to resist. It’s easy to see why: A dozen cage-free eggs cost as much as $2.99 in the Midwest last week, while a carton of conventional Grade… read more

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EGG PRICES HIT BOTTOM

Egg supplies in the U.S. have surged so much in recent months that prices are the lowest for this time of year in at least a decade. The USDA is predicting egg costs will drop another 6 percent this year, and will drop more than any other food group in 2017. (Bloomberg)

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CAGE-FREE EGGS

Costco says that it has already made major strides toward a cage-free egg supply: In 2006, only 2% of the eggs it sold were cage-free, now 26% are. Meanwhile, Subway announced this week it’s started its 10-year transition to cage-free eggs.

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CAGE-FREE UPDATE

General Mills will use cage-free eggs by 2025. The Minnesota-based company, whose brands include Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Progresso soups and Yoplait yogurt, initially announced its plans to go cage-free in July, but updated its animal welfare policy Tuesday to establish a 10-year time frame.

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PANERA GOING CAGE-FREE

Within five years, Panera Bread Co. says its U.S. restaurants will stop using eggs from hens confined in cages. Panera said that by 2020, its menu would move to 100 percent cage-free, following other restaurant chains including McDonald’s and Starbucks that have made similar pledges in recent weeks.

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STARBUCKS GOES CAGE-FREE

Starbucks will switch to using only eggs laid by cage-free chickens at its North American locations within five years, the company told Reuters on Thursday. The pledge follows similar moves by McDonald’s, Burger King, and food services company Sodexo SA.

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McDONALD’S GOING CAGE-FREE

McDonald’s Corp. plans to stop using eggs from chickens raised in cages in the U.S. and Canada over the next decade. The company has faced pressure from animal-rights advocates to make its supply chain more humane, says the Wall Street Journal.

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100% CAGE-FREE

General Mills Inc. has boarded the bandwagon—the consumer food company has committed to working toward using 100% cage-free eggs for its U.S. operations. No deadline was announced when the switch would be made.

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BIRD FLU LOWERS CHICKEN PRICES?

The outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest that’s boosted prices for eggs and turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the U.S., as many countries restrict imports of poultry products, the Department of Agriculture said in a report released Tuesday.

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EGG SUPPLY AND BIRD FLU

About 10% of the U.S. egg-laying flock has been wiped out and the financial toll of the worst U.S. bird-flu outbreak in history is soaring. The fast-spreading virus has resulted in the deaths or extermination of at least 38.9 million birds, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

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