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Plastic options continue disappearing from super markets

 Posted: 9:15 AM January 10, 2013

C&K Market, parent company of Ray's Food Place, said today it will cease offering plastic bags at the checkout stands of its 65 grocery and 15 pharmacies starting Monday, Jan. 14.

The Brookings-based chain, which moved some of its front-office operations to Medford last month, said the move was part of the company's renewed commitment leading the way in "responsible, sustainable practices regarding plastic bag waste."

C&K stores will offer customers free paper bags or 99-cent reusable bags. They can also earn a 5-cent refund by bringing their own bags.

To help customers warm up to the change, Ray's Food Place locations will have a gift card drawing. Customers can win a $25 Ray's gift card by bringing reusable bags, including paper bags. Cashiers will distribute raffle tickets, based on bag use. Each store will award a $25 gift card winner at the end of each week through Valentines Day.

— Greg Stiles

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