Reusable bags have become a popular environmental statement for retailers — and apparently they're selling pretty well, too. According to market research firm the NPD Group, sales of reusable bags have increased by 72% over the past year.
Kroger, which has offered reusable bags for 15 years, sold 2.5 million last year and hopes to sell 10 million this year. Meijer has sold 800,000 bags in 182 stores since last October. Many companies sell their totes at a discount, and some offer addi