TORONTO — Citing concern for struggling consumers, Atlantic Superstore has suspended a policy of charging for plastic bags that it implemented last year, reports said.
Superstore, owned by Loblaw Cos. here, last spring began charging customers 5 cents for each plastic bag, but the retailer suspended the program during the holiday season and has not reinstated it, according to a CBC News report Thursday. A Loblaw spokesman wasn’t immediately available for comment.
The company issued a statement saying it was covering the costs of the bags as a thank you to customers who are “a little stretched these days,” the report said.
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