Walmart to add sustainable beef label

Packages of Walmart Canada beef patties will sport a sustainability claim from the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef


By Alexis Stockford, Manitoba Co-operator (CAN)

June 7, 2021


Canadians buying their groceries at Walmart will be getting more familiar with certified sustainable beef.


On May 10, Walmart Canada announced that beef patties from the Your Fresh Market brand will add an on-package product claim based on standards from the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). The brand will now feature the CRSB’s “mass balance” claim label, the company said — the first time such an on-product CRSB claim will appear on grocery shelves.


Why it matters: Restaurants have been the typical customers for CRSB certified beef, but 2020 and 2021 have seen retailers also draw from Canada’s sustainable beef value chain.


Walmart Canada says it anticipates “millions” of patties will be sold nationally with the mass balance claim.


“Walmart is committed to being a regenerative company — one that works to restore, renew and replenish our planet,” Walmart Canada CEO and president Horacio Barbeito said...





Walmart Is Going Bagless July 1st


Renee Nelson, (ME)

June 7, 202


What? Walmart is going bagless!  No bags at all? Yes. 


I have a friend who works in the Augusta store who work there, and I saw her post. This is an expansion of a pilot program Walmart did in Vermont last year that sounds like it did well.


From what I understand, there will be no bags. I know some stores have gone the route of having customers pay an extra fee for a bag if you need one. And I sure hope that that option for those of us like me who never seem to remember my bags...maybe for a little while...please???  We, starting next month, we will need to bring our own reusable bags, and if you are doing a pick up bring bags or a bin to put your items into.


From what I have seen, I am not sure what the situation will be for delivery, but I imagine they will bring the items to your home, and you need to put them in your own bin to get them inside.


I did take a peek at Walmart's corporate website and learned that only about 10% of plastic bags are recycled, and a plastic shopping bag has an average life span of 12 minutes...