Big changes at IKEA--I just returned from a weekend trip to Chicago and stopped by IKEA on the way through Shaumburg, IL.
I purchased a few 50 cent IKEA hot dogs when I arrived to fuel me up. I noticed that they no longer had the yellow Swedish Maribou Chocolate bars. Instead they now have IKEA brand milk chocolate which appears to made in Germany.
In addition, IKEA is now charging for any of the cheap platic bags you use at the check out. Either a dime or nickel per bag depending on the size. They will apparently donate the money to an earthy type cause. You can also purchase a blue version of their yellow tarp type bags for a dollar and change.
I really liked IKEA's free bags before. The big ones were great for garbage bags or cutting open and placing under a cat's litter box.
On a side note, do you bring your own bags to the grocery store? Lately, I've been reusing my paper bags at Copps, though most of the time the cashier forgets to credit me for them. Last time I went shopping I saw two other people carrying in paper bags to reuse! Yay.
While searching GOOGLE for information on IKEA's bags, I came across this? Do any of you own or use a granny type shopping cart? Does it really have that much of s stigma?