Friday, May 17, 2013

Where to buy cruelty-free: Supermarkets

This will be one of the last posts in the series, but it's an important one. All along I've been trying to point out that you don't have to go to a hoity-toity natural food store or an upper class mall store to find quality products that are not tested on animals.

With supermarkets though, it's a bit tougher. There are lots of products out there, and they can be anywhere. The only way to know though, is to look around.

The dominant supermarket in Orlando is Publix. Most Publixes have some kind of "Greenwise" area. Sometimes it's a kiosks in a few coordinating aisles. Sometimes its a whole area near the entrance of the store. Sometimes it's a whole store, but that's still being rolled out.

This is the area in my Publix Greenwise section where the beauty products are kept. If there's a Greenwise area, most of the beauty products are kept there, while cleaning products can be there, or in the regular aisle.

As can see, Publix has all sorts of products: Avalon Botanicals, Kiss My Face, Jason Organics, etc. The cleaning products include Method and Seventh Generation.

But Publix isn't every where. So where can you find products near you?

That depends on what you are looking for.

The easiest thing to do is, if you have a smartphone, download the Leaping Bunny app. It's available for both Apple and Android. Then you take it into the store with you.

Many of the product websites also have store locators, so if you are looking for something in particular.

Here's a list of stores I've found throughout the country that have cruelty-free products. I looked for Jason Organics, Seventh Generation and Method cleaners. If they have these products, they may have more.
  • Albertsons 
  • Food Lion
  • Hannaford 
  • Hy Vee
  • King Kullen
  • King Soopers 
  • Kroger
  • Lowe's
  • Meijer
  • Pathmark
  •  Super Stop N Shop
  • Sweet Bay
  • Waldbaum's 
  • Wegmans (with the help of Dawn Miklich of
Take a look around your grocery stores next time. What products do your stores have?


  1. You know, I bet our main grocery store here in Texas has cruelty free products. They have a pretty big organic/natural selection. Our main grocery store is called "H-E-B".

    1. I think I've heard HEB. I can add it to the list.

  2. Thanks for the list. This is important info. I'm surprised more grocers don't publish this in their ads.

    1. I think they do it to accommodate the niche organic ppl, but I don't think a lot of people can afford those products.

  3. This has been a great series. Thank you! And it was great to see you again at BlogPaws. You know all of our products are all natural and made in the USA!

    1. Thanks. I might just keep it going with more stories, but not as many. I need to start writing about other stuff.


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