LIDL has become the latest retailer to announce a cut to the maximum stocking density of broilers in its supply chain.

The changes will be introduced over the summer of 2024 and is set to be completed by early 2025, it said.

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The discounter follows companies such as Sainsbury’s, the Co-Operative and Morrison’s making the move.

Lidl said it would be “supporting its suppliers with the transition through increased investment, setting them up for success.

“Through long-term contracts, Lidl suppliers will also be provided with the security and confidence to continue investing in their future for the long term, ensuring Lidl customers continue to get the best of British at the best prices.”

Welfare

Richard Bourns, chief commercial officer at Lidl GB, added: “Animal welfare is a priority for us, and we are dedicated to ensuring all animals within our supply chain lead good lives.

“This initiative is a testament to our strong supplier relationships and underscores our continued commitment to championing British food and farming.