Fresh & Easy gives away more than 200,000 reusable bags in September
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Regional supermarket chain Fresh & Easy said its promotion of reusable canvas bags has been successful, with more than 200,000 bags given away in September.
Coupons for the free canvas bag were available to customers on mailers and flyers, as well as through the company’s Facebook fan page, Fresh & Easy said. Since opening its first store in November 2007, Fresh & Easy has given away more than 800,000 reusable bags at store openings, events and through giveaways. This past summer, the supermarket chain hosted a bag design contest.
“We are trying to remove barriers for customers so they use and reuse their reusable bags,” said Roberto Munoz, Fresh & Easy neighborhood affairs director. “We’re happy to see customers got excited about the promotion –– we want to engage our customers in making greener choices. We will continue to do these types of giveaways and promotions in the future to help encourage our customers to use reusable bags.”
Spartan Stores reports drop in Q2 sales
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. The lackluster economy caused a dip in sales of nearly $8 million for Spartan Stores, according to the supermarket operator’s quarterly earnings report.
Sales for the second quarter of the company’s 2011 fiscal year were $602.1 million, compared with $610.2 million during the same period last year, though the lower sales were offset partially by higher fuel sales.
Profits increased, however, to $11.3 million from $10.5 million in second quarter 2010.
Say good-bye to bed bugs with ActiveGuard mattress liners
AMBLER, Pa. Allergy Technologies has developed mattress liners that are designed to kill bed bugs within 72 hours.
The breathable, thin ActiveGuard mattress liners can be installed onto a mattress or box spring by one person in less than a minute. The liners are comfortable and provide security that no other mattress covering or product can deliver, and they are ideal for college dorms and household use, Allergy Technologies said.
"ActiveGuard mattress liners are literally the only liners registered to kill bed bugs within 72 hours, and they can save consumers the cost of replacing mattresses and box springs," said Gus Carey, founder of Allergy Technologies. "The liners, fashioned as a simple fitted sheet, come in four easy-to-install sizes that fit any size mattress or box spring. [They] kill bed bugs [and] dust mites for up to two years."