Medina, Ohio, 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Eggs are an important staple for many Ohioans, and Drug Mart works closely with our egg farmers to ensure eggs are affordable, and hens are kept in a safe, clean and healthy environment.
We are fully aware of the high standards our customers, communities and suppliers have come to expect from us.
We rely on the research from government and non-government agencies to improve animal welfare across all categories, including egg-producing hens.
We also understand that the transition costs and training for our egg farmers to incorporate to cage-free facilities are significant, and will require time to implement. Drug Mart is presently in conversation with our suppliers regarding this task to keep eggs affordable, and also to be able to support the Ohio WIC program, already utilized by many mothers and children across Ohio.
Drug Mart will work closely with our suppliers and agencies to provide the best systems that protect hens from predators, offer the best source of medications if needed, control climate, reduce diseases, provide the best access to food and water, protect from cannibalism within the flocks and provide our consumers with clean, safe eggs.
At the same time, Drug Mart will continue to monitor local competition to offer our customers the best source of eggs at the best possible price.
It is our hope and interest that we will offer 100% cage free eggs by 2025, along with many other retailers, providing we have sufficient customer demand, adequate supply sources, studies showing that this will be the safest and healthiest source, and requirements met and supported by Ohio WIC.