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September 5, 2014

California is on track to become the first state in the United States to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

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.

March 14, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company is amending its exclusive agreement to provide Keurig Green Mountain Inc. with super-premium coffee pods.

Seattle – Starbucks Coffee Company is amending its exclusive agreement to provide Keurig Green Mountain Inc. with super-premium coffee pods. The companies have updated their agreement to continue to expand Starbucks’ range of K-Cup pack offerings and to promote expanded consumer choice.

In exchange for eliminating the super-premium coffee exclusivity terms of the existing agreement, Starbucks will receive improved business terms, including significantly expanded Starbucks K-Cup pack and variety types.

September 10, 2013

Cabela’s Inc. has seen improvement in throughput and saved on operating costs since implementing the use of Seegrid’s unmanned robotic pallet trucks at its Wheeling, W.Va., distribution center in July 2010.

Pittsburgh – Cabela’s Inc. has seen improvement in throughput and saved on operating costs since implementing the use of Seegrid’s unmanned robotic pallet trucks at its Wheeling, W.Va., distribution center in July 2010. The retailer has used Seegrid robots to reduce manned long haul transports, handle a high variety of product flow and provide flexibility to change routes.

July 16, 2012

By David Asselin, American Progressive Bag Alliance

June 8, 2012

Toronto has become the first major city in Canada to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.

New York -- Toronto has become the first major city in Canada to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.

The ban was passed by the city council in a surprise move that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denounced as “ludicrous,” The Globe and Mail reported.

The vote bans plastic bags, including biodegradable ones, from Toronto vendors starting in 2013. But the mayor predicted the ban will face a legal challenge.

May 29, 2012

The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to ban plastic bags at supermarket checkouts, becoming the largest city in the nation to approve such a law.

New York -- The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to ban plastic bags at supermarket checkouts, becoming the largest city in the nation to approve such a law.

The council voted to phase out plastic bags during the next 16 months at an estimated 7,500 stores, meaning shoppers will need to bring reusable bags or purchase paper bags for 10 cents each.

October 24, 2011

The National Retail Federation is predicting holiday retail sales to rise almost 3% to $465.6 billion, which represents far slower growth than last year’s 5.2% gain. Based on a shaky economy and high unemployment, many retailers are taking a wait-and-see approach to stocking their shelves this year, which has resulted in a later “peak” season than normal. For many businesses, this phenomenon will result in a rush to get goods on shelves if demand picks up at the last minute, driving the need for more air cargo shipments. 


September 7, 2010

California lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have been the first statewide ban on...

July 12, 2010

Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced Tuesday that it is encouraging shoppers to use...

March 23, 2010

Kohl’s Department Stores has received a Gold Achievement Award for Green Purchasing from the U.S....

October 21, 2009

Most shoppers are highly concerned about the safety of the food they purchase and are...

October 18, 2009

Target announced Monday that it plans to give customers a 5-cent discount for every reusable...

September 24, 2008

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to slash its global plastic shopping-bag waste by 33% over the...

May 31, 2008

The California State Assembly on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill would make California the first...

May 31, 2008

There is no getting around it: Green is everywhere these days (including at ...

April 16, 2008

Macy's Inc. said Thursday it will begin using partly recycled paper shopping bags at its...

April 9, 2008

IKEA said it would no longer offer plastic bags or paper bags in its U.S....

March 16, 2008

Nordstrom Inc. said Friday it will start offering recyclable shopping bags and gift boxes as...

January 31, 2008

Whole Foods Market has stopped offering plastic grocery bags to customers at its two stores...

January 23, 2008

Beaumont, Texas, H-E-B...

January 21, 2008

Austin, Texas, Whole...

October 11, 2007

Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart...