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Heinen’s Fulfills Pledge to Go Cage-Free

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CLEVELAND [Jan. 2021] – In January 2021, all Heinen’s stores will carry only cage-free shell eggs. Heinen’s announced its goal to go cage-free five years ago when it pledged to sell only cage-free eggs by 2021. This is another way Heinen’s underscores its history of handling responsibly sourced food. “We strive to partner with companies who share our values, including a commitment to work to improve animal welfare,” Jeff Heinen said.

All Heinen’s-branded eggs meet the United Egg Producer’s guidelines regulating temperatures, air quality, nesting space and the availability of fresh food and water. Additionally, to help ensure freshness, all Heinen’s-branded eggs are sourced from local Ohio farms and are processed within 24 hours of being laid.

As part of this achievement, Heinen’s will be introducing new packaging for all of its Heinen’s cage-free eggs to assist customers in easily finding their favorite variety. Newly designed signage will help point the way.

“We are pleased to be at the forefront of selling only cage-free eggs. We know that it’s important to our customers, results in a higher quality product and, above all, is the right thing to do,” Jeff Heinen said.

About Heinen’s

Founded in 1929 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, by local butcher Joe Heinen, Heinen’s has grown to 23 total locations with 19 stores in the Cleveland area and four in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago. Heinen’s employs more than 3,000 associates. Today, Joe Heinen’s twin grandsons, Jeff and Tom Heinen, carry on the family legacy of unrivalled quality food and world-class customer service. To learn more, connect with Heinen’s on Facebook and Instagram or visit


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