Tesco Lotus said in a press release posted on its website that by 2028, all its stores will ban the sale of caged eggs. Tesco Lotus is committed to improving the level of animal welfare in Thailand in accordance with the company's sustainable procurement policy. The company has more than 2,000 stores across Thailand.
Tesco Lotus is a joint venture between Tesco, which entered the Thai market from the UK, and Zhengda Group (CP), Thailand's largest trading group. It is currently the largest supermarket chain in Thailand.
In addition to banned the sale of caged eggs in its stores, Tesco Lotus also announced that it will ban the sale of pork that is kept in the crates during the gestation period by 2027.
Chris Comerford, Chairman of Tesco Lotus Business Council, said: “Pork and eggs are important products for our Thai customers. At present, Thailand’s requirements and laws on food safety and animal welfare are not perfect enough. We hope to satisfy our customers by improving our own procurement standards. Demand."