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SC Johnson introduces compostable Ziploc bags

BY Jason Owen

RACINE, Wis. — SC Johnson announced last week in conjunction with the company’s continued sustainability efforts a new line of Ziploc compostable sandwich bags.

"At SC Johnson, part of our sustainability efforts include making innovative, effective household products that are better for the environment and future generations," says Kelly M. Semrau, senior vice president of Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability at SC Johnson. "The introduction of our new Ziploc Brand Compostable Bags is an extension of that commitment and we are proud to make products that have a positive impact, without compromising the quality that our consumers expect."

Ziploc Compostable Bags are available in three sizes:

  • Ziploc Brand Compostable Sandwich Bags: $5.27 each (includes 20 sandwich bags);
  • Ziploc Brand Compostable Food Storage Bags: $5.27 each (includes 15 quart-sized storage bags);
  • Ziploc Brand Compostable Food Scrap Bags: $9.00 each (includes 20 2.6-gallon food scrap bags).

All three bag types are certified compostable under ASTM D6400 by the Biodegradable Products Institute. They can be composted in commercial composting facilities that accept food scraps and compostable bags. Check locally to see if such a facility exists in your community as these facilities do not exist in many areas, by visiting FindaComposter.com. Ziploc Brand Compostable Bags are not suitable for backyard composting because they are less efficient than commercial composting facilities, which are designed to ensure proper conditions for the ideal compost, the company stated.


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Dollar General looks to hire 10,000 new employees in May

BY Alaric DeArment

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General is sponsoring career fairs at 170 of its stores as part of an effort to hire 10,000 new employees this month, the company said Tuesday.

The company said it would have representatives to discuss opportunities, receive resumes and talk about long-term opportunities.

"With the long-term career opportunities Dollar General provides its employees, we take great pride in being an employer of choice for external candidates," Dollar General chief people officer and EVP Bob Ravener said. "Exceptional talent and internal promotions continue to fuel Dollar General’s growth, and we look forward to the skills these 10,000 new hires will bring the company."

 

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Bi-Lo Holding to transition Winn-Dixie distribution centers to wholesaler partner C&S

BY Michael Johnsen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bi-Lo Holding, parent company of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, on Tuesday announced a long-term agreement under which Keene, N.H.-based C&S Wholesale Grocers will provide warehouse, transportation and most procurement services for all 480 Winn-Dixie stores and continue providing services to all 206 Bi-Lo stores.

“We believe this deal will allow us to leverage the experience and buying power of C&S so that we can continue to reinvest in our company and focus on selling great products at a good value to our customers,” stated Randall Onstead, president and CEO of Bi-Lo Holding.

By the end of the year, Winn-Dixie’s six distribution centers and the functions that support them, will be transitioned. 

“We thank our Winn-Dixie distribution center associates for their contributions over the years,” added Onstead. “While we are saying goodbye to them as part of the Winn-Dixie family, we are very pleased that this transition provides them with continued employment. In addition, they will provide C&S with the knowledge and experience needed for a smooth transition."

C&S has provided procurement, warehouse and transportation services for Bi-Lo since 2005.

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