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C&K Drops Plastic Bags

BROOKINGS, Ore. — C&K Market here said it will no longer offer plastic bags at its checkouts, effective Jan. 14 — a change the company said is a response to its "renewed commitment to be a leader when it comes to responsible, sustainable practices regarding plastic bag waste."

C&K will offer customers free paper bags or 99-cent reusable bags; customers can also get a 5-cent refund for bringing their own bags to use, the company added.

"By making this change we hope to make a positive impact on each community we serve," Greg Sandeno, president and chief executive officer, said. "We hope other retailers in our area will join us in this initiative."

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Customers at each of the chain's Ray's Food Place stores who use reusable bags, including paper, will be eligible to participate in a weekly drawing through Valentine's Day for a $25 gift card, with cashiers distributing an equal number of raffle tickets to qualifying customers based on the number of reusable bags they utilize during a single transaction.

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