Roundy’s to eliminate sow gestation crates by 2022
Midwest grocer is working with its pork supply chain to phase out gestation crate housing.
Roundy's Inc., a Midwest grocery store chain in the United States, announced it is working closely with its pork suppliers to phase out pig gestation crates from its supply chain by 2022.
"Roundy's believes animals can and should be raised, transported and processed using procedures that are free from cruelty and neglect. We stand committed to the highest standards of animal well-being and, in the coming months, we will begin working with our partners to eliminate gestation crate housing from our supply chain," says Donald G. Fitzgerald, Group Vice President-Merchandising and Procurement for Roundy's. "We recognize that this is an important issue for our customers and we will continue to enhance company policies based on the latest scientific research and societal concerns."