March 9th, 2020

Farm Boy Introduces Plastic Shopping Bag Fee with a Portion of Proceeds Supporting Charities

OTTAWA, ON (March 9, 2020) – FARM BOY announced today that beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, the company will be charging for all plastic bags, and will encourage shoppers to bring their own, reusable shopping bags. A portion of proceeds from each 5¢ bag will go directly to supporting charities. The change will take place at all 31 Farm Boy locations.

We hope that customers will bring their own reusable bags, resulting in a drastic reduction of plastic bags ending up in landfill. “Our customers have requested that we take the next step with regard to single use plastic bags, and we listened,” noted Jean-Louis Bellemare, Farm Boy Co-CEO. “It is a natural progression of other environmental initiatives we have rolled out at our stores.”

All Farm Boy stores will also offer a large variety of choices including paper grocery bags for 10¢ each, as well as reusable bags and boxes starting as low as 25¢.

About Farm Boy:
Ontario-based Farm Boy is the unique provider of a friendly, fresh-market shopping experience. Signature farm-fresh produce and organic, natural and locally sourced foods are the cornerstone of the business, bolstered by their popular private label brands and wholesome, chef-prepared meals that are made from scratch in the Farm Boy Kitchen. With leagues of loyal customers, Farm Boy has grown from a small produce stand that began in Cornwall in 1981 to a 31-store household name, growing all across Ontario. With a lineup of stores opening in 2020, the company plans to continue its fresh market expansion in coming years.

For more information contact:
Jim Empey, Marketing Manager
Farm Boy Company Inc.
2370 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON K1G 4H9
T: 613-287-5113
jempey@farmboy.ca
farmboy.ca/media-kit

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