Woodward Corner Market, which opens Jan. 29, is the largest tenant of the Woodward Corners by Beaumont, a commercial development in Royal Oak, Mich.
When Meijer's second smaller-format urban store opens Jan. 29 in Royal Oak, Mich., one grocery staple will be missing. Woodward Corner Market will not offer single-use plastic or paper bags at checkout, offering two alternative reusable — and 100% recyclable — plastic bags for purchase. These bags are third-party verified to be used up to 125 times before needing to be replaced.
Customers are of course encouraged to bring their own reusable bags as well.
"Meijer is committed to lessening our impact on the environment, and we saw an opportunity to reinforce that commitment by not offering traditional single-use plastic bags from day one at Woodward Corner Market," Store Manager Natalie Rubino said. "We understand this is not a common practice, but we believe this is the right move for this community and our customers."