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• Add Walmart to the list of companies promising to phase out the use of eggs from caged hens. Reuters reports that the retailer is aiming to do so by 2025, "becoming the largest and most influential food retailer to set a deadline for switching to cage-free eggs."

Walmart "said it would require that egg suppliers adopt an industry standard for treatment of hens by 2025 and have their compliance monitored by a third party. The new guidelines will apply to the discount retailer's more than 5,000 stores in the United States, including its Sam's Club warehouse chain."

While other food retailers and fast food chains have announced similar moves, Reuters writes, "The Humane Society predicted Wal-Mart's move would effectively mark the end of the use of cramped cages, citing the retailer's size and purchasing power."
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