QFC and Fred Meyer will stop using plastic bags

27 Aug 2018

Kroger announced last week they will remove single-use plastic bags from its stores, beginning with its Bellevue, Wash.-based QFC locations next year.

The Cincinnati-based company will make the transition to reusable bags at all of its 2,800 store by 2025, it said Thursday morning.

There are 63 QFC stores in Western Washington and Portland, as well as 132 Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The Portland area alone hosts 17 Fred Meyer stores.

The 15 QFC stores and three Fred Meyer stores in Seattle, as well stores in other cities, have already removed plastic bags due to various bans, spokesman Zach Stratton said.

The plan is part of the company’s Zero Hunger Zero Waste initiative and its Restock Kroger commitment to focus on its social impact and improve shareholder value.

“It’s a bold move that will better protect our planet for future generations,” Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen said.

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