Some European grocery stores charge their customers for using bags, but on Sanibel, Bailey’s is trying to do the opposite by PAYING your favorite nonprofits when you utilize your reusable bags at their stores.
The ownership team at Bailey’s sees the importance of protecting our local natural resources and want to encourage environmentally-friendly behaviors through their new Bring Your Own Bag Incentive Program. For every bag that you bring in and use (yes, even your pre-loved Bailey’s brown bags), the company will donate to local nonprofits. It’s a win-win for consumers, business, and the community!
The hardest part about reusable bags is remembering to bring them back for the next time you buy groceries. Everyone has a method that works for them, but since Bailey’s can’t put your bags back in your car for you, they want to encourage you to remember them with their BYOB Incentive Program. When you visit their stores, each bag that you fill with groceries represents a donation they will make to local nonprofits. After your cashier finishes checking you out they will ring up the reusable bag code that will automatically trigger a transaction in the point-of-sales system. The first organizations that will benefit from this program are CHR, FISH, START, and Sanibel School; as time continues the options will shift to other deserving nonprofits.
Richard Johnson, general manager and part of the ownership team, is excited and lookingforward to the program, “We are excited to move forward with the reusable bag incentive program and our guests at the store can look forward to many upcoming changes moving toward a greener Bailey’s.” The store has always given back to the people of Sanibel and Captiva and this is another way that they will be able to work with their neighbors to improve the community.