The Costcutter Supermarkets Group has pledged its commitment to stop selling eggs from caged hens by 2025.

The symbol group has followed suit with the likes of Spar UK and supermarkets Morrisons, Tesco, Asda, Lidl and Aldi in making the pledge.

Costcutter has been working closely with the Humane League, a nonprofit organization that works to reduce the suffering of farm animals through online advertising, and has committed to remove caged eggs from its range and from its own label ingredients lists by 2025 in support of animal welfare.

Huw Edwards, trading director at the Costcutter Supermarkets Group, said: “Costcutter Supermarkets Group has been working closely with the Humane League and we have made a commitment to remove caged eggs from our range, and from our own label ingredients lists, by 2025.”

The likes of Sainsbury’s, The Co-operative Group, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose already sell free-range or barn housed eggs only.