CRESWELL, Ore. (KMTR) -- Brookings-based C&K Market Inc. will no longer offer plastic bags at all four of the company's grocery and pharmacy chains. Customers can choose a free paper bag or purchase a $.99 reusable bag at checkout. Shoppers who bring their own bag will get a $.05 credit toward their purchase.
C&K owns Ray's Food Place, Shop Smart, C&K Market and Lo Buck$. Representatives from Ray's in Creswell say the new policy is all about helping the environment and they hope the move will help make a dent in the plastic problem.
Through Valentine's Day, Ray's locations will run a raffle as an added incentive for shoppers to reuse bags. Every customer who brings their own bag to the checkout can receive a raffle ticket. Every week, each Ray's location will draw one $25 gift card winner.