March 2008

The Plastic Bag Debate

Over the last few months we have been monitoring the plastic bag debate. The latest news is included below for your information. Shopping bags in the spotlight Graham Readfearn March 24, 2008 11:00pm NEVER have our humble shopping bags been the subject of such intense scrutiny. Once simply something to stuff your groceries into, the

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Order While You Shop

Some ideas are so simple; you wonder why you haven’t thought of them. Mates Meats is one of our local butchers, Alison and Debby have come up with a great idea. An “Order while you shop” form that is handed to their customers. You hand this in to them when you arrive at the Shopping

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Easter Opportunities

Easter is literally around the corner and retailers should now have their promotions in full swing. Eden Gardens in Sydney have a great promotion at the entrance to their store to remind the consumer. My local supermarket has Easter Holiday Fun and provides children with information on how to colour eggs and cook Bunny Bikkies.

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Sustainability Trends

Jennifer Schamber of Greenscape Gardens in the USA was voted Green Profit Young retailer of the Year for 2007. Some of the great ideas she has come up with were reported in the Ball Publishing Sustainable newsletter this month. They include: Be A Greenscaper Program – Seminars on how to manage water in your garden,

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