WASHINGTON — Scanner data indicates American consumers buy “regular” eggs over cage-free eggs by a margin of 40 to 1, according to Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group, but surveys indicate that they prefer roomier housing for laying hens. The information, gleaned from scanner data from 34,000 grocery, drug and mass merchandiser stores across the country, was presented at a meeting of the United Egg Producers, a farmer cooperative and trade association that represents America’s egg producers. ...
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