Kroger banner to test reusable packaging


Kroger banner Fred Meyer will begin experimenting with reusable grocery packaging in Portland, Ore., next month, a pilot that follows successful trials of the Loop service at grocers in France and Japan. The service requires a dedicated Loop area -- which will feature products from independent and global suppliers -- with customers paying a deposit for products in reusable containers and returning them for Loop to collect, clean and return to the manufacturers for refill.

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