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Publix Finally Commits to Going Cage-Free

Third-largest supermarket joins companies such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Panera Bread to sell only cage-free eggs.

Publix—the country’s third largest supermarket chain—recently announced it would commit to selling only cage-free eggs at its 1,100 stores by 2026. Animal-rights organizations Mercy For Animals (MFA) and The Humane Society of the United States collaborated on an intensive campaign to convince the market to make the commitment, which according to MFA will enrich the lives of more than 15 million egg-laying hens. Publix is one of 25 US and Canadian grocery retailers—including Walmart—who have made the commitment to go cage-free, with Midwestern chain Hy-Vee as the only remaining abstainer. “It is clear that the blatantly cruel practice of caging hens is on the road to oblivion,” MFA campaign coordinator Brian Alexander said.

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Sales of the brand's vegan Louboutin-style shoes increased dramatically since 2006, and it now caters to celebrity clients such as Miley Cyrus.
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Global Pizza Chain Adds Vegan Cheese to US Locations

International pizza chain Piola now features Follow Your Heart's vegan cheese at 10 locations across Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia.
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DIY Asian Bowl Chain Adds Vegan Meat to Menu

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Kat Von D Plans to Throw a Big Fat Vegan Wedding

The pregnant makeup mogul will throw a vegan wedding bash where guests will receive a custom-made Kat Von D Beauty lipstick.
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