Meijer is setting a goal to sell only eggs sourced from cage-free farms by the year 2025.

With the announcement, Meijer joins a growing group of food retailers, restaurant chains and food manufacturers that have announced similar plans.

"Although our current volume of cage-free egg sales is relatively low, we continue to see shopping trends shifting toward cage free," said Peter Whitsett, executive vice president of merchandising for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer. "We are in the business of providing customers with choices, and setting this goal will ensure we are ready for the transition when our customers are."

Meijer currently sells cage free, free range and traditional eggs. The majority of eggs sold in Meijer stores are sourced from farms in the state of Michigan.

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