ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. and Super Kmart have asked their pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation crates. “Here at Costco we are encouraging you to make this transition: we want all of the hogs throughout our pork supply chain to be housed in groups with access to safety zones and expect this transition to be accomplished no later than 2022,” Costco Executive Vice President of Merchandising Doug Schutt wrote in a letter to suppliers. This move ...

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