Our Company is

always Growing greener

As a family-owned business, we see environmental stewardship as a vital part of our legacy to our children and our responsibility to the world in which we live. Our goal is to create an increasingly-sustainable business that minimizes waste and conserves natural resources in order to reduce our impact on the environment. For us, environmental stewardship is a natural extension of our tradition of corporate innovation and citizenship.

Being a good neighbor is important to us: From our new Market 32 reusable canvas bags to the recycling centers in our stores and the Resource Recovery Center at our Distribution Center in Rotterdam NY, we’ll always place a priority on taking care of the planet we all live in.

Together let's do what's right for our planet.

When you shop, we encourage you to utilize our wide variety of reusable bags or bring in your own reusable bags. Many communities in our Northeast region are issuing bag bans, which bar the use of single-use plastic bags in retail stores. See if this applies where you live or shop below!

Some useful information by region:

In support of New York State’s ban on disposable thin film single-use plastic bags, they are no longer available in our New York stores effective 3/1/2020. In keeping with the environmental objectives of the law, a 5-cent fee will be added for non-handle paper bags. We encourage you to bring in your own reusable bags or purchase one of ours. We have
reusable paper bags with handles or polypropylene bags for sale.

Thanks for your support as we work together to reduce the impact on our environment.

In support of Dutchess County’s ban on disposable thin film single-use plastic bags, they are no longer available in our Poughkeepsie store effective 1/1/20. In keeping with the environmental objectives of the law, a 10-cent fee will be added for non-handle paper bags. We encourage you to bring in your own reusable bags or purchase one of ours. We have
reusable paper bags with handles or polypropylene bags for sale.

Thanks for your support as we work together to reduce the impact on our environment.

Effective 1/1/20, a 5-cent fee will be added for non-handle paper bags.
We encourage you to bring in your own reusable bags or purchase one of ours.
We have reusable paper bags with handles or polypropylene bags for sale.

Thanks for your support as we work together to reduce the impact on our environment.

In support of the City of Pittsfield’s ban on disposable thin film single-use plastic bags, they are no longer available in our Pittsfield store effective 1/1/20. In keeping with the environmental objectives of the law, a 5-cent fee will be added for non-handle paper bags. We encourage you to bring in your own reusable bags or
purchase one of ours. We have reusable paper bags with handles or polypropylene bags for sale.

Thanks for your support as we work together to reduce the impact on our environment.

By local ordinance, the town of Hopkinton prohibits retailers from distributing single use plastic grocery bags effective 1/1/19. In keeping with the environmental objectives of the law, we will be offering single use paper bags only until 5/1/19, as we all transition to reusable shopping bags.
Thanks for your support as we work together to reduce the impact on our environment.

Paper Bag Fee: Effective Sunday, September 1, 2019, single-use, non-handle paper bags are now 5¢ each and paper bags with handles are 10¢ each.

We encourage you to bring in your own reusable bags or purchase one of ours.

In support of the recent law passed in the state of Connecticut, a 10-cent tax will be charged for each thin film single-use plastic bag beginning 8/1/19. Our Connecticut stores will provide non-handle paper bags free of charge through 9/8/19 to aid in the transition to reusable bags. We encourage you to bring in your own reusable bags or purchase one of ours. We have reusable paper bags with handles or polypropylene bags for sale.

Thanks for your support as we work together to reduce the impact on our environment.

By local ordinance, the town of Brattleboro prohibits retailers from distributing single use plastic grocery bags effective 7/1/18. In keeping with the environmental objectives of the law, we will be offering single use paper bags only until 10/1/18, as we all transition to reusable shopping bags. Thanks for your support as we work together to reduce the impact on our environment.

Paper Bag Fee: Effective Monday, October 1, 2018, single-use, non-handle paper bags
are now 5¢ each and paper bags with handles are 10¢ each.

We encourage you to bring in your own reusable bags or purchase one of ours.

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