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SALISBURY, N.C. — The parent company of Food Lion announced this week it will transition to a 100 percent cage-free shell egg assortment.

Delhaize Ameria said as part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, it will work with suppliers to go cage-free by 2025 in its private brand selection, which accounts for the majority of shell egg sales.

“Delhaize America, along with its Food Lion and Hannaford banners, will then continually increase its overall supply of cage-free eggs to obtain 100 percent cage-free in all shell eggs offerings by 2025 or sooner based on available supply, affordability and customer demand,” the company said in a news release.

The company will report publicly on the number of eggs impacted. Delhaize America said the aim is to increase that number year over year.

For information on Delhaize America’s sustainability efforts, click here.