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String fruit and veg bags from the 80s make a comeback at Morrisons

Published: 26 Sep 2019

String fruit and veg bags from the 80s make a comeback at Morrisons

Selling reuseable string bags is another way the supermarket chain is encouraging shoppers to reduce their plastic. 
 
Morrisons is turning back the clock this month as they've revived popular items from the 1980s. 
 
The started off with reintroducing Marathon bars - a retro edition of Snickers - and now they're making a comeback of the classic string fruit and vegetable bags. 
 
They've brought back the reuseable bags after listening to customers who want plastic free ways to carry their groceries. 
 
The move will mean that customers can buy loose fruit and veg or wrap it in a paper bag and carry it home in a string bag - just like shoppers from the 1970s and 80s. 
 
The string carriers, made from 100 per cent unbleached and untreated recycled cotton, will cost £1 and will be located in the Greengrocery area of the store. 
 
They are initially being trialled in four locations - Catcliffe, Guiseley, Halfway and Skipton - before being sold in Morrisons supermarkets across the country later this year. 
 
The bags are able to hold approximately eight kilogrammes of fresh produce - the equivalent of 26 large baking potatoes. 
 
And with 15mm holes, they will also hold most smaller types of fruits and vegetables - including garlic, kiwis and new potatoes. 
 
Natasha Cook, packaging manager at Morrisons said: "As we increase the number of loose fruit and veg we stock, we've listened to customers - who said they wanted plastic free bags to carry it home in. In our trials, customers said they felt a sense of nostalgia using the string bag - as it reminded them of shopping trips of the past." 
 
Earlier this year, Morrisons became the first supermarket to roll-out plastic free fruit and veg areas in its stores, allowing customers to choose from up to 127 varieties of loose produce.


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