- Carrier bag charge fuels 112% rise in trolley bag sales
- Can save an average of £67 per household each year
8th October 2015
Sales of shopping trolley bags have shot up 112% in the past week as shrewd UK shoppers prepare to swerve the compulsory 5p charge on all carrier bags at UK supermarkets.
Traditionally known as the favourite shopping accessory of the elderly, it seems that the humble trolley bag is fast-becoming the most practical and stylish way to shop.
The uplift in sales, reported by home solutions retailer House of Bath, comes as the carrier bag law is officially put in place, affecting all stores with 250 employees or more.
Not only are trolley bags reusable, environmentally friendly and easy-to-clean, using one for all shopping trips can also save an average of £67 per household annually. The wheeled wonders also prevent heavy lifting and potential back issues, brought on by years and years of lugging food shopping.
Kay Hutcheson, Head of Buying at House of Bath says: “We’ve seen a huge uplift in the trolley bag since the first murmurs of the carrier bag charges. Our customers are always looking for ways to be greener, and of course they love saving money too. In general they have welcomed the new 5p rule and find the trolley bag far more practical than traditional bags for life.”
Along with the pretty striped and spotty trolley bags, House of Bath also offers a stair climbing version that can take on steep kerbs and stairs.
“We stock a range of trolley bags to help make shopping easier - they even fold up to fit into your pocket so you’ll never be caught out.”
Find the range at Houseofbath.co.uk