July 17, 2012
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that the company will begin informing suppliers of a new policy statement regarding gestation crates that are used to house pregnant sows, pigs and hogs.
The company remains committed to working with our suppliers to ensure the ethical and humane handling of livestock and will work to eliminate gestation crates from our supply chain as it pertains to the production of pork products.
“We believe that a gestation crate-free environment is more humane and we support and appreciate the efforts of pork suppliers to reduce and eliminate the use of gestation crates,” said Robin Michel, Sears Holdings’ senior vice president and president for grocery, drug and pharmacy. “While this is a lengthy process, we support the industry for taking steps to make this much needed change and we anticipate and know this will take time.”
Currently Sears Holdings offers full grocery at 25 Super Kmart locations across the United States.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Kmart, a Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of ShopYourWay, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com . Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 11 million service calls made annually and have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR® "Corporate Commitment Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at www.searsholdings.com. Twitter: @searsholdings | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SHCCareers
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