GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 05, 2016 - Dollar General is committed to providing high quality, in-shell eggs at affordable prices to meet the needs of our customers. Affordability is critically important to the Dollar General customer, and eggs are often a primary source of protein for their families. Our in-store testing revealed our customers are not willing to pay a higher price for cage-free eggs if there is a lower price alternative.
We are closely watching what is happening in the egg production industry and the marketplace and are optimistic with the passage of time, the price of cage-free in-shell eggs will gradually decline so that cage-free eggs become a viable, equally affordable option for our core customers.
Like most, Dollar General and its customers are concerned about animal welfare. Balancing this concern with a commitment to providing quality products at everyday low prices, Dollar General is setting a goal of working with its suppliers to transition to 100 percent cage-free in-shell eggs by 2025, based on available supply, affordability and customer demand. Dollar General will work with its suppliers to implement this change in a way that ensures fresh, affordable in-shell eggs continue to be readily available to Dollar General shoppers throughout the country.
Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day.® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 17,426 stores in 46 states as of April 30, 2021. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.