Associated Grocers, Inc. strives to be a supplier of the highest quality, lowest priced food products in our markets. As a trusted partner in the food supply chain, we believe it is our duty to stay abreast of industry trends, best-practices and changing social issues that affect consumer food choices. We pride ourselves on over six decades of ethical and legal business practices and remain committed to industry and supplier initiatives that further our mission. AG will also be a partner in those industry initiatives that focus on improving the health and wellness benefits derived from the food supply, that demonstrate best practices in animal welfare and that further food safety.
As part of our commitment to remain relevant to changing social and consumer needs and trends, we continually adjust our product mix to include a growing assortment of natural, organic, “better-for-you” and humanely-raised products. Our inventory currently offers a broad and growing array of products that are free-range, naturally and organically grown and harvested, fair trade, non-GMO, BPA free, gluten free and that address many other socially important issues. These actions are evidence of our ongoing awareness and support of these industry and social changes. We continue to work with governmental agencies, industry organizations and the supplier community to further support those food-supply practices that address health concerns, nutrition, animal welfare and social responsibility. Furthermore, it is our obligation to play an active role in those supply chain solutions that address these concerns. All of this will be done in the context of meeting customer demand, remaining affordable, and fostering relationships with supply chain partners who share our views.
Associated Grocers, Inc. appreciates the trust that our customers place in us to “do the right thing” and will continue to work to provide quality food products, affordable pricing and consumer choice, while ensuring the highest degree of food safety and our unwavering commitment to partnering with responsible suppliers.
AG Cage Free Egg Commitment – 2016
As our customer base and the consumer has indicated an interest in purchasing cage-free eggs, our goal is to transition to a 100% cagefree egg supply chain by 2025. Consistent with our Social Responsibility Policy, Associated Grocers, Inc. is committed to working with our suppliers during this transition in a way that ensures eggs are readily available, safely produced, and affordably priced for all of our customers. We will support industry initiatives that allow our customers to maintain the safest and most cost effective food supply.