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McDonald’s USA shares update on cage-free transition

About a third of the chain’s U.S. eggs now from cage-free hens.

April 17, 2019
By Bloomberg


McDonald’s Corp.’s mission to use only cage-free eggs is rippling across the market.

The world’s largest restaurant company is about a third of the way to meeting its goal of being entirely cage-free in the U.S. by 2025 – a target it shares with a broad array of retailers and food producers.

The expected surge in demand has sparked barn upgrades across the country over the last several years, with producers building facilities that give hens a bit more space.

This increase in supply is reducing cage-free eggs’ market premium over regular eggs.

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