Midwestern US grocery chain Roundy's sets goal of phasing out use of pig gestation crates from its supply chain by 2022

Cindy Allen

Cindy Allen

Oct 4, 2013 – PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE , October 4, 2013 (press release) – [Roundy's, Inc. ("Roundy's") (NYSE: RNDY), a leading grocer in the Midwest, today announced it will work closely with its suppliers to phase out the use of 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," said 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."

About Roundy's
Roundy's is a leading grocer in the Midwest with nearly $4.0 billion in sales and more than 20,000 employees. Founded in Milwaukee in 1872, Roundy's operates 161 retail grocery stores and 100 pharmacies under the Pick 'n Save, Rainbow, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano's retail banners in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Roundy's is committed to helping the communities its stores serve through the Roundy's Foundation. Chartered in 2003, the Roundy's Foundation mission is to support organizations working to relieve hunger and helping families in crisis due to domestic abuse, neglect and other at-risk situations.

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