Kroger expands cage-free egg line

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Kroger expands cage-free egg line
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More and more companies are committing to serve or sell cage-free eggs over the next few years—including McDonalds and even Dollar General.

Now you can add Kroger to that list!

Read more: 8 things you didn’t know about Kroger

More cage-free eggs coming

Kroger is the nation’s second largest grocer behind Walmart. It operates 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of different names in 35 states and Washington, D.C.

Maybe you’re familiar with grocery stores like Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, QFC, City Market, Owen’s, Jay C, Pay Less, Baker’s, Gerbes, Harris Teeter, Pick N’ Save, Copps, Metro Market or Mariano’s.

They’re all part of Kroger’s grocery empire!

Now the behemoth grocer is adding a new line of private brand cage-free eggs, according to StoreBrands.info.

Kroger-brand Cage-Free Eggs can be found across the company’s spectrum of stores right now. They’re a complement to the cage-free eggs Kroger already sells under its in-house organic brand called Simple Truth.

The sale of cage-free eggs is big business for Kroger. While the industry average is a sales rate of 9%, a full 15% of Kroger’s egg sales were done in the cage-free category last year.

The company plans to be completely cage-free by 2025.

Beware of this danger with egg substitutes

If you’ve followed Clark for a long time, you know that one of his most controversial suggestions over the years has been to consider buying expired foods at salvage stores. You’ll typically save half off traditional supermarket prices if you go this route…of course it goes without saying that this approach is not for everybody!

While Clark’s advice is generally okay when it comes to canned foods, there are some other kinds of food you never want to eat past expiration date. Can you guess what the #1 food item you should toss immediately once it crosses the expiration date line is? 

According to Reader’s Digest, it’s egg substitutes!

Raw eggs in the shell are fine to keep in the fridge for three to five weeks. But those cartons of egg whites? Not so much. Once a carton of egg substitute is open, you should use it all up within five days at the most.

Meanwhile, here’s a neat trick you can use to determine the age of whole (with the shell on) eggs in your carton.

In the same area as the ‘best by’ date, there’s another number. That number indicates what day of the year the eggs were placed in the carton.

The number, called the Julian date, reveals the day of the year the eggs were packaged. The number on the label is between 1 and 365. If the number is 001, those eggs were packaged on Jan. 1; if the number is 365, the eggs were packaged on Dec. 31.

Read more: Your store-bought eggs are older than you think

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Theo Thimou About the author:
Theo has co-written several books with Clark Howard, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Living Large in Lean Times. As a single widowed parent of two young children, he strives to bring unique savings tips to men and women like him who must face life without their spouses. He can be reached at [email protected]
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