Bashas’ Transitions To Cage-Free Eggs


Change is coming soon to the dairy case at Bashas’ Supermarkets, as Arizona’s hometown grocer announced today that it will transition all of its private-label, Bashas’-branded eggs to cage-free eggs starting this fall.

The cage-free-egg changeover launches this November, making Bashas’ Supermarkets the first mainstream grocer in the state to make the transition with its own brand of eggs.

“We are committed to being a good corporate citizen,” says Edward “Trey” Basha, CEO of Bashas’. “It’s important to us to offer local, responsibly-sourced foods at affordable prices. Bringing cage-free eggs to our customers is the right thing to do, and we are happy to be partnering with another local, family-owned business to make this happen.”

Bashas’ is teaming up with Arizona-based Hickman’s Family Farms to source its Bashas’-branded eggs.

“We are especially proud to be making this momentous transition with one of our longest-standing customers,” says Glenn Hickman, CEO of Hickman’s Family Farms, which recently announced a major cage-free expansion at its facilities in Buckeye. “Supporting the cage-free movement means not only a high-quality egg production, but greater comfort for our hens.”

Bashas’ cage-free egg changeover is expected to be fully complete in 2017.

“Customers want more food traceability; they want to know exactly where their food is coming from,” Basha says. “We have a longstanding reputation as a company that cares about the community, and we’re always looking for new ways to better serve our customers.”

For more information, visit www.bashas.com.

[Updated 3.23.16 - read the story here.]

 

Photo credit: Waleed Alzuhair via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

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