ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Wegmans Food Markets here and A&P are among the retailers promoting new, environmentally friendly shopping bags for 99 cents. Wegmans just introduced a reusable bag with a large, flat bottom. Made of a water-repellent, non-woven polypropylene blend, it can hold up to 25 pounds. “It conveniently folds up for easy storage, and is machine-washable,” consumer affairs Senior Vice President Mary Ellen Burris wrote in a consumer column. While the new bag is admittedly ...

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