The QuickChek convenience store in Highlands is lying to its customers regarding the plastic shopping bag ban imposed on its customers on January 1.
Customers using the self check out machines have been greeted by the above pictured sign which states that local legislation no longer permits the store to provide single use plastic bags. That statement is not true. Highlands does not have an ordinance that prohibits stores from providing their customers with shopping bags, plastic or otherwise.
There is no local legislation that has approved the sale of bags for $.10.
The CVS pharmacy next store to QuickChek, also in Highlands, continues to provide its customers free shopping bags. The Welsh Farms, K, and Katz’s in downtown Highlands continue to provide free shopping bags.
Twice an employee charged with supervising the self serve check out stations belligerently defended her employer’s lies with her own lies. The employee claimed that CVS is in Middletown and insisted that there is legislation that applies to the region that prohibits single use plastic bags.
QuickChek corporate has not yet responded to a voicemail and an email offering a comment or explanation.