Thrifty Foods taking a step backwards – brings back plastic bags

Two years ago, Thrifty Foods proudly announced that they were discontinuing plastic bags.

“We think eliminating plastic grocery bags is the right thing to do and we are confident our customers will understand and accept this as a positive step in the right direction. In fact, we know from asking our Customer Panel that some 80 per cent of Thrifty Foods customers surveyed agree that plastic grocery bags should not be used,” said Milford Sorensen, President & CEO of Thrifty Foods.

Read the full press release from 2009.

Now, in 2011, they’re announcing that they’re bringing plastic back to three of their Lower Mainland stores.

Businesses react to consumers’ demands. Despite the fact that Thrifty Foods wants to be sustainable and outlined very clearly why they were choosing to discontinue plastic bags (read their FAQ on the issue), their customers “prefer plastic.”

Let Thrifty Foods know that you support their decision in 2009 to stop using plastic bags and that you’re proud to shop at a business with a commitment to sustainability. Vancouver should be moving forward and not backwards.

Here’s how to contact Thrifty Foods:!/thriftyfoods

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