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GOOD NEWS! Kroger, America's Largest Grocery Chain, Stops Carrying APP Products Due to Deforestation Concerns


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Cal
- 848 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Kroger, America's largest grocery store chain, will stop carrying products sourced by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) due to concerns about deforestation, according to a statement on the company's web site.



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Elvina A. (92)
Friday December 23, 2011, 4:41 am
Great.
 

Elvina A. (92)
Friday December 23, 2011, 4:41 am
Great.
 

Annette O. (24)
Friday December 23, 2011, 4:49 am
Outstanding!! Shop at Kroger if there is one near you!!
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:06 am
that is good news!! thanks Cal
 

Alice C. (1797)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:15 am
Good...I needed some good news ~ Thanks Cal : )
 

Nancy M. (219)
Friday December 23, 2011, 8:06 am
Good news. Thanks.
 

James Travers (83)
Friday December 23, 2011, 8:15 am
Hmmmm We do have Kroeger affiliates in the area and I will now give them my business if this turns out to be true. An added benefit for me will be making my Lady happy by my not shopping at the evil Walmart she hates so much
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday December 23, 2011, 9:17 am
Very good news! Thanks.
 

William K. (328)
Friday December 23, 2011, 9:25 am
Wonderful news! Too bad there are no Kroger's in my neck of the woods.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 11:16 am
amazing news :) thanks Cal !!
 

Vicky Locke (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 12:36 pm
Yay, Kroger! A hometown company (I live in greater Cincinnati, Ohio) where I do ALL my grocery shopping!
 

aj E. (162)
Friday December 23, 2011, 12:44 pm
thx
 

janet f. (29)
Friday December 23, 2011, 1:01 pm
Let this be an example for other corporations that do business with these horrible people. I'd love to see them driven out of business.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Friday December 23, 2011, 1:05 pm
Good for them. Now I hope all other stores that need to follow in these steps, will. Thanks Cal
 

Shirley H. (49)
Friday December 23, 2011, 1:29 pm
Bravo !!!!
Shirley H.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 3:26 pm
Thank you Krogers
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday December 23, 2011, 3:26 pm
Good to know that another chain is willing to help stop deforestation.
 

Monica D. (580)
Friday December 23, 2011, 3:57 pm
This sounds like good news. I note at the link above that "Kroger did not specify when it would stop carrying APP products." ASAP please!

 

Kate Kenner (202)
Friday December 23, 2011, 4:41 pm
That is good news! Good for them.
 

Donna Hamilton (128)
Friday December 23, 2011, 6:17 pm
Good to hear!
 

kye j. (41)
Friday December 23, 2011, 6:54 pm
Well done.
 

Romila Lal (9)
Friday December 23, 2011, 7:42 pm
Great job Kroger.
 

Sue D. (156)
Friday December 23, 2011, 8:11 pm
Good for them! I shop often at Fred Meyer (in Washington)
 

Richard S. (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 8:44 pm
Fantastic news. I wish more stores would care.
 

Maria T. (4)
Friday December 23, 2011, 10:29 pm
That's great! Wonderful news!
 

Jo Asprec (0)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 12:07 am
Good move Kroger!
 

Dave C. (204)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 7:09 am
good for Kroger
 

Ruth S. (348)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 9:07 am
Thank you to the CEO of Kroger for taking that step.
 

John S. (294)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 10:34 am
Noted, nice to hear.
 

Sheila D. (24)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 5:01 pm
Good news!
 

Danica Mirkovic (107)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 6:06 pm
Noted
 

A Weber (27)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 10:25 pm
Wonderful news!!! We need MANY more ethical companies like this!
 

Freya H. (287)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 8:42 am
Thanks, Krogers!
 

Shelli S. (318)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 10:46 am
Very good news, good for Kroger! Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 1:57 pm
Hooray hooray! I believe that SMITH'S might be the same as KROGER'S here in the Rocky Mountain area? If so, I am going to patronize them more often! I hope we can send a nice letter thanking them!
 

Linda B. (71)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 5:24 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

NO MORE FWD to Ana Marija R (220)
Monday December 26, 2011, 1:30 am
Good for them!
noted with thanks
 

Brenda Burks (1)
Monday December 26, 2011, 6:41 am
noted,signed and shopping King Soopers in Colorado
 

Elaine Metz (19)
Monday December 26, 2011, 6:51 am
Well Done
 

LeMoyn Salmoen (90)
Monday December 26, 2011, 8:21 am
Thanks Cal, good news about any Corporate environmentally conscious action is a hard thing to find these days. Good on Kroger. I looked for a petition “thanking them” for stepping up and taking a stand, but found none. So look for one in your emails soon.
 

Birgitta S. (216)
Monday December 26, 2011, 11:23 am
TY, Cal.... Simply Veery good News :-)
 

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Monday December 26, 2011, 1:10 pm
Never heard of them before.
 

Phyllis P. (424)
Monday December 26, 2011, 1:13 pm
Go Krogers, go Krogers!!!!
 

Jacqueline Fonseca (27)
Monday December 26, 2011, 1:42 pm
This is a great step towards a more sustainable practice! Let them be an example to the other grocery stores!
 

Sandi Crist (1)
Monday December 26, 2011, 2:40 pm
noted!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 26, 2011, 2:58 pm
Kroger!!!

YAY.

I buy Kroger lots.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 26, 2011, 3:06 pm
I just made a couple of phone calls to Frys (my store next door where I do my shopping) and the Frys home office. I congratulated them on this information.

I think a call to Kroger would also be in order.
 

New G. (8)
Monday December 26, 2011, 3:07 pm
Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 26, 2011, 3:19 pm
When I made my phone calls congratulating Frys and Kroger on not doing business with Asia Pulp and Paper, I also informed them that I'm a member of Care2 which is an international group of activists and they are likely to see their business increase.

I'm a good kid, huh? ROFLOL
 

Lori K. (56)
Monday December 26, 2011, 5:39 pm
Thank-you Kroger!!
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Monday December 26, 2011, 7:34 pm
Were the 6 or 7th largest city in the nation where I live and Krogers hasn't been here in years. Almost 15 to 20 years the stores shut down here.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Monday December 26, 2011, 7:36 pm
Now if we could get other large food chains to do the same world wide.
 

Diane L. (104)
Monday December 26, 2011, 8:12 pm
Never before heard of APP, but Zee, I like your approach! I think companies that DO "do" good should know about that as well as the ones who have protests about their use of a "bad" product. I got "rolled eyes" when I cut my Costco Membership card in half and turned it in because of their stance about the source of their pork products. I was just one customer, so they didn't care, I guess.
 

Donna Hamilton (128)
Monday December 26, 2011, 8:50 pm
Good to hear.
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Monday December 26, 2011, 10:50 pm
A good news. Thanks,
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday December 26, 2011, 11:42 pm
Thanks for this great news.
 

Danny AWAY M. (77)
Tuesday December 27, 2011, 5:31 am
Thanks, wonderful news!
 

Lisa AWAY Neste (696)
Wednesday December 28, 2011, 2:16 pm
Bravo! Thanks!
 

Yvonne F. (159)
Friday December 30, 2011, 2:15 am
Super! Great to hear that they are taking responsibility! Thanks for posting!
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 2:46 am
Great news
 
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