As if October hadn’t been bad enough for green marketers, here comes November’s bad news.
First, the New York Times reports, it seems that those “synthetic, reusable grocery bags, another must-have accessory for the socially conscious[,]” contain lead:
[R]eports from around the country have trickled in recently about reusable bags, mostly made in China, that contained potentially unsafe levels of lead. The offending bags were identified at several stores, including some CVS pharmacies [including those in Richmnond]; the Rochester-based Wegman’s grocery chain recalled thousands of its bags, made of recycled plastic, in September.
Concerns have proliferated so much that Senator Charles E. Schumer, a New York Democrat, sent a letter on Sunday to the Food and Drug Administration, urging the agency to investigate the issue.
But that’s not really marketing and advertising news. Here’s what is: According to recently released consumer research and sales results, Read more →