Giant Food in the Loop with New Reusable Packaging Program
Giant Food announced that it is planning to bring Loop, the circular reuse platform developed by TerraCycle, as its newest partner to bring innovative packaging solution to its customers. Beginning this fall, customers in the D.C.-metro area will be able to purchase the products they use every day in durable, reusable containers that can be found in Loop branded displays in participating Giant stores. Loop is the first-ever platform to partner with brands and retailers to offer consumers a way to go from single-use to multi-use with their purchases. Through the platform, customers can purchase their Loop-ready products in refillable, reusable containers and after consumers finish the products, they return the empty containers to a Loop Return Point at Giant. From there, the containers are sent to Loop to be sanitized, then returned to brands to be refilled and returned to the store for future purchase. Products customers can find as part of the program range from household items like shampoo, soap, and disinfecting wipes to food items like BBQ sauce, granola, and snack mixes. Loop works with a list of major food and beverage brands including Coca-Cola, Haagen-Dazs, Mars Wrigley, and San Pellegrino. Founded in 1936, Giant Food operates 150 stores spanning across the Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia regions.