Recently there are new plastic bags in the produce department at my local Kroger. Thick, heavier gauge plastic, and much longer, too. I didn’t think anything of it.
But then I realized what was going on… when you buy produce by the pound… you are paying for the bags as well as the fruit or veg ! The cost of bags per pound must be much less than for produce, so the more bag you buy, the more profit Kroger makes !
Over a year’s time maybe I use a pound of bags (maybe 1/3 oz per week). Peaches are $1.37 per pound now. So Kroger is getting a buck or two extra from me in plastic purchases per year.
I’m taking a scissors to Kroger next time, and trimming my bags down by half. They’re too darned long, especially if you just buy garlic, ginger, or a few shallots.