The 1 Simple Tool You Need To Grow Your Green Brand

The 1 Simple Tool You Need To Grow Your Green Brand

February 05, 2018

If you own a grocery store, liquor store, or any type of retail store and you've been looking for ways you can help the environment while boosting customer loyalty, listen up. To grow your brand as a sustainability-focused company, there's one simple tool you can use to get started: reusable bags. These bags not only benefit customers directly, but they send the clear message that you are committed to going green and helping the local ecosystem.

Let's take a liquor or wine store as an...

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These 3 Uses for Reusable Bags Can Help Clean Up the Environment

These 3 Uses for Reusable Bags Can Help Clean Up the Environment

January 29, 2018

We are a very fortunate species to be living on this gorgeous planet. This earth provides so many things for us that are critical for our survival. Water, oxygen, and food, the three most essential elements of survival, are right here on this planet for us. 

Unfortunately, the human race is slowly destroying the Earth as we know it. There are so many little things that we do every day that are harming the environment, usually without even knowing it. We wash chemicals into the rivers,...

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Paper Bags Are NOT Better Than Plastic

Paper Bags Are NOT Better Than Plastic

January 22, 2018

Everyone knows that plastic bags are bad for the environment. They take forever to decompose in landfills, they are rarely ever recycled, and they are killing animals all over the globe.

When the world finally realized what they were doing to the Earth by polluting it with thousands of plastic bags, a replacement was conceptualized. Let's use paper bags, they said. Paper can be recycled and is made of natural materials, so it must be better, right? Wrong. 

Paper bags were used to replace...

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How To Save The World With Liquor: 5 Easy Steps

How To Save The World With Liquor: 5 Easy Steps

January 10, 2018

Did you know that in 1999, roughly 14 million trees were cut down in a single year to make 10 billion paper grocery bags used in America alone? This statistic has remained fairly consistent over the years, but change is on its way. The reusable bag industry is slowly growing and will hopefully lead to environmentally friendly initiatives to reduce deforestation. One of the way businesses participate in this movement is by buying reusable bags in bulk, then selling them to customers for a very...

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3 Non-Environmental Reasons To Buy A Reusable Bag

3 Non-Environmental Reasons To Buy A Reusable Bag

December 18, 2017

Did you know that roughly 100,000 turtles, one million birds, and immeasurably many other ocean animals die on a yearly basis due to ingesting plastic? This happens because they confuse bags and fragmented plastic pieces with actual food, like jellyfish and plankton. This is just one of the many sobering facts of the plastic grocery bag industry. The environmental tragedies caused by plastic bags cast a dark shadow on beachside vacations worldwide. Perhaps ironically, as plastic bags are...

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How To Improve Efficiency and Customer Experience At Your Grocery Store

How To Improve Efficiency and Customer Experience At Your Grocery Store

December 04, 2017

If you're running a grocery store, it's important to focus on keeping your customers happy no matter what. In this industry, customer loyalty can make or break your business. Of course, in addition to the customer experience, you have to do your best to have the most efficient operation possible. Company efficiency is perhaps just as important as any aspect of running a business, but in an industry with razor thin profit margins, it's especially important.

Fortunately, there are simple steps...

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Shop in Style: Ways to Incorporate Designer Fashion in Reusable Bags

Shop in Style: Ways to Incorporate Designer Fashion in Reusable Bags

November 20, 2017

Earlier this year, there was viral hype about fashion house Balenciaga releasing an IKEA inspired tote-style bag for a mere $2,145. IKEA has the same-ish one for reusable shopping bags in their stores. It's $0.99. Aside from the humorous juxtaposition of everyday shopping and prestigious fashion houses, IKEA and Balenciaga were on to something.

Paper, plastic, and whatever else fills our garbage cans and recycling bins are things of the past. When that story surfaced, people across the...

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Making the Switch: 3 Major Benefits of Ditching Plastic Grocery Bags

Making the Switch: 3 Major Benefits of Ditching Plastic Grocery Bags

November 01, 2017

For years, American shoppers have gotten their groceries in plastic bags. Unfortunately, these bags aren't typically reused or even properly discarded. Year after year, all of these plastic grocery bags are tossed into the garbage and end up polluting the environment around the world. 

It's finally time to fight back. 

The fight against plastic bags has to occur on an individual level, but it has to start at the store level. It's important that every convenient store owner and...

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2 Creative Halloween Ideas to Promote Reusable Bags

2 Creative Halloween Ideas to Promote Reusable Bags

October 23, 2017

If your grocery store has recently made the switch to reusable grocery bags -- congrats! You made an excellent decision that will surely help the environment in many ways. Unfortunately, people don't like change too much and they might still choose to get all their grocery shopping done with plastic bags. 

On average, plastic grocery bags are only used for 25 minutes and then they are discarded (improperly) and end up in landfills and bodies of water, further polluting the country and...

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Going Green With Reusable Shopping Bags: How Can It Help You?

Going Green With Reusable Shopping Bags: How Can It Help You?

October 16, 2017

How did you carry your groceries home the last time you went to the supermarket? If you already use a reusable bag, you’re ahead of the curve. If not, you should consider switching. In fact, 100 billion plastic bags are used each year in the United States alone. This averages out to between 350 and 500 bags per person. Maybe you recycle these bags, or maybe they accumulate over time and clutter up your closet. Whatever you do with them, the environmental impact of these plastic bags...

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