Wal-Mart Discontinues Free Bags at Three Northern California Stores

Wal-Mart Stores here has stopped giving out free bags at three stores in Northern California as a test.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here has stopped giving out free bags at three stores in Northern California as a test.

According to a company spokeswoman, customers at two stores in Sacramento and one in Ukiah can either bring their own bags from home or buy polypropylene fabric bags at the stores — 15 cents for a smaller size, 50 cents for a larger size.

Wal-Mart began the test in October at the three stores because of customer interest in environmental issues at

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