MONTREAL — Four weeks after introducing a 5-cent charge for shopping bags at its stores, Metro Inc. here said 70% fewer bags have been distributed in its stores, as compared to its previous monthly average. Demand for reusable bags has increased by fivefold, the retailer added, saying that the new measures put Metro within reach of its goal to reduce single-use grocery bags by 50% by the end of 2010. “The early results are very encouraging as they confirm that consumers are not only ...
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