|The Fairway supermarket in Red Hook, Brooklyn. (Wikipedia)|
Since receiving no reward for bringing reusable bags to Fairway Market in Paramus, I have been trying to find out the reason for the store policy. (See earlier post, "Please be a good neighbor, Fairway.")
I called on Wednesday and asked for the store manager, but was told he wasn't in and that I could speak to the floor manager.
When I asked him why Fairway didn't give customers a token payment for each reusable shopping bag, he said that is a "corporate" decision and that "corporate" would have to tell the Paramus store to reward shoppers for not using plastic bags.
He gave me the number for the corporate office in the city.
I called Wednesday and today, and was switched to the voice mail of "Vladimir." He has yet to return my call.
Not only is Fairway's Paramus store at variance with the practice of ShopRite, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other markets, Fairway also doesn't take back plastic bags for recycling, as ShopRite stores have done for years.