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Hillandale Farms Moving To Cage-Free Eggs, And More…

Grocery Report News In Brief…

Hillandale Farms, a Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-based national shell egg supplier, plans to shift its focus from traditional to cage-free systems. “All future expansion at any of our farms will only be with chickens housed in a cage-free environment,” said Gary Bethel, chief executive of Hillandale Farms. “As our existing facilities age, they will be replaced with cage-free barns as well.” Construction is under way in Ohio and Connecticut for new cage-free chicken houses that will begin housing birds later this year to meet customer demand. The first cage-free facility is expected to be complete during the third quarter of 2017 in Hicksville, Ohio, and the second facility in Bozrah, Connecticut, will be completed soon thereafter. Hillandale also is implementing cage-free systems in its New England and Ohio pullet houses…

Rosie, focusing on grocery e-commerce technology and services, has announced a major expansion of its partnership with Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative, a cooperative serving independent grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. After assessing the success of online shopping over the past three years in suburban and rural markets, Olean Wholesale will offer enhanced e-commerce services via Rosie to all of its member retailers. Member stores will have access to digital and strategic guidance through Rosie, including webinar and email development, technical support and marketing strategy to help them acquire and retain customers. Olean is Rosie’s longest running wholesale partnership, dating to 2013….

The New England Produce Council Annual Golf Tournament will be held July 26 at the Charter Oak Country Club, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

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Mike Berger

A veteran 20-year editor of The Griffin Report who often tours various supermarkets to check out the latest trends. When he isn’t writing, he enjoys sports, his family and young, energetic grandchild.

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