Help for Local Non-Profits: It’s in the Bag

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019- For several years, a nearly countless number of school PTAs, local Little Leagues and other small community organizations and hunger relief agencies have been receiving donations from a first-of-its-kind initiative known as the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program. The program recently hit a milestone when it surpassed $1 million in total donations. “That may not sound like a huge number, considering the… Read more »

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Extends Commitment to Local Communities With Bags 4 My Cause Partnership Across Midwest Stores

DOWNERS GROVE, IL., March 01, 2018 – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a rapidly growing Midwest specialty retailer focused on healthy organic products and groceries, announced today a partnership with Bags 4 My Cause, an organization that partners with retailers to develop the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program to support local nonprofit causes, across all Midwest stores starting March 1. “As of February 2018, Bags 4… Read more »

Plastic shopping bag

Want to Connect with Supermarket Shoppers… Give a Reusable Bag “Personality”

Let’s face it: reusable bag sales have not been considered a big growth mover in supermarket sales. Eliminating single use plastic/paper bags in support of our shared environment through the purchase and reuse of a reusable bag is understood by the shoppers, that alone has not been a sufficient driver to move the sales needle for reusable bags.  This has resulted in towns and municipalities… Read more »

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Supermarket Community Relations Efforts …SUPERSIZED!

Having spent the last five years working with supermarkets and nonprofits, you realize the incredible work each does in the communities they serve. The more interesting point is that they do very little, or more correctly nothing together, except one is a giver (supermarket) and the other is the provider(non-profit) into the community. Additionally, all supermarkets struggle with the “blowing your own trumpet” syndrome when… Read more »

Hannaford Cause Bag Program Announces 2016 Program Results

Hannaford Cause Bag Program Announces 2016 Program Results

Through the sale of two specially dedicated bags, the Hannaford Cause Bag program is designed to support local hunger relief organizations as well as nonprofit causes in the areas of health & wellness, education and civic while also helping to eliminate one-time use shopping bags. Jim Brennan, COO and co-founder of Bags 4 My Cause, reports that in 2016, over $269,107 was raised in nonprofit… Read more »