In a move to support British free-range producers, retailer Co-op has introduced white eggs across all its stores.

This initiative marks an extension of Co-op's supply base, with both white and brown eggs now available.

As part of its ‘ongoing efforts to champion the best of British and support higher welfare standards’, the supermarket chain has incorporated the hen breed Lohmann LSL into its supply pool, known for its white eggs, welfare standards, longer laying cycle, and increased feed utilisation.

At launch, white eggs will populate approximately 10% of Co-op’s entire egg supply, with plans to increase to 30% by year three.

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Mark Kempsell, Co-op agricultural specialist, emphasised: “We’re proud of this next step in welfare following our commitment to sell 100% free range eggs across our stores.”

Co-op's dedication to British producers dates back to 2008 when it became one of the first UK supermarkets to ban caged eggs and transition exclusively to British free-range eggs.

This commitment was further solidified in 2010 when Co-op extended its sourcing standards to include all British free-range eggs in own-brand products.