7-Eleven phases out cage eggs
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven Australia has phased out cage eggs from its stores nationwide.
Starting this month, only free range eggs are available to order by all corporate and franchised stores through its centralised supply chain.
The convenience chain said it has been working with suppliers across all states to make the transition in a step towards better animal welfare commitments.
“Whilst our franchisees are free to engage with alternative suppliers due to our franchise agreement, we will continue to work alongside them to encourage their involvement in this initiative by sourcing free range eggs via our centralised supply chain,” 7-Eleven Australia said on its blog.
“We recognise that this is just one step, and we will continue to review animal welfare commitments in our supply chain and 7-Eleven branded products as opportunities arise.”