Phoenix, Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market will now be sourcing all shell and liquid eggs sold across its more than 370 stores from cage-free, organic or free-range farms. The specialty grocer’s Our Brands 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,” she said.
Across Sprouts’ dairy category, organics made up more than 40 percent 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.
Learn more about Sprouts’ ESG initiatives at sprouts.com/sustainability.
Sprouts offers a unique grocery experience featuring an open layout with fresh produce at the heart of the store. Sprouts inspires wellness with a curated assortment of better-for-you products. The grocer continues to bring products made with lifestyle-friendly ingredients such as organic, plant-based and gluten-free.
Sprouts employs approximately 35,000 employees and operates more than 370 stores in 23 states nationwide.
To learn more, visit about.sprouts.com.
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