Albertsons Market Embraces Sustainability

Albertsons Market Embraces Sustainability

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 8:00am

CAMPAIGN: Products - Innovation and Responsible Sourcing

CONTENT: Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Albertson’s Market embraces the opportunity to provide environmentally-friendly choices to our guests and will fully comply with the recent city ordinance banning point-of-sale, single-use plastic bags. Albertsons Market currently pays guests five cents for each reusable bag brought for grocery purchases. Recyclable paper bags are already an option for our guests, in addition to making reusable bags readily available for purchase at a nominal cost.

Albertson’s Market and all stores of The United Family are working to provide more sustainable choices to guests. We currently provide bins for recycling single-use plastic sacks, included in the 848,000 pounds of plastic recycled during 2018. Albertson’s Market will be fully compliant with the ordinance on single-use plastic bags prior to the January 2020 implementation date.

“Operating with sustainable business practices and looking for ways to reduce our footprint remains an important focus for the entire United Family of brands,” said Robert Taylor, CEO of The United Family. “Our sustainability promise is just that, a promise to the communities and guests we serve to create ways to participate together in protecting our planet for generations to come.”

About The United Family®

In its 103rd year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a grocery chain with stores in 53 communities in New Mexico and Texas. The United Family currently operates 96 stores under five unique banners: Albertsons Market, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.unitedtexas.com.

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Media Contacts:

Nancy Sharp
Communications & Community Relations Manager
O: 806.791.7463
C: 806.786.1363
nsharp@unitedtexas.com                                                       

Kasie Whitley
Communications Coordinator
O: 806.761.8196
C:817.832.6981
kwhitley@unitedtexas.com

CATEGORY: Environment