California set to impose statewide ban on single-use plastic bags
ChainStoreAge.com - Sep 8th 2014, 10:24
New York - California is on track to become the first state in the United States to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
Lawmakers passed the bill last week, and California governor Jerry Brown on Thursday said he would probably sign it into law.
The legislation would ban single-use plastic bags from supermarkets and drug stores in 2015 and from convenience and liquor stores in 2016. The bill would allow stores to charge 10 cents for paper or reusable bags.
More than 50 Californian cities already have similar laws in place, including San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Sainsbury's reports another decline in quarterly sales
04/07/2019 - 08:27
British supermarket group Sainsbury’s reported a third consecutive quarter of declining underlying sales, hurt by weak clothing and general merchandise markets.
Waitrose trials refill and bring-your-own containers scheme to reduce waste
05/06/2019 - 09:17
Waitrose has launched a new scheme where customers will be able to fill up or refill their own containers with a range of products as part of its ambitions to reduce waste.
Massmart wins grocery store battle
31/05/2019 - 09:22
Massmart, which owns the Game and Makro chains and other smaller retailers, received a major boost after the Competition Commission said Spar, Pick n Pay, Shoprite and Woolworths should be barred from entering into long-term exclusive lease agreements.
Using your smartphone at the supermarket can add 41% to your shopping bill
29/05/2019 - 11:05
A recent study suggests that grocery shoppers who use their phones in the supermarket end up spending, on average, 41% more than those who don’t.
Plastic bags to be banned at some of SA's biggest malls, including Sandton City
16/05/2019 - 09:07
JSE-listed real estate giant Liberty Two Degrees (L2D), which owns some of South Africa's top shopping malls, says it will implement a "no plastic shopping bag" policy at its malls by 1 January 2020.