Saturday, October 14, 2017

Great service and reducing plastic waste at Safeway!



This is the face of great "can do" customer service as well as sustainability. This is Vince the meat manager of the Safeway at 20620 W Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014. Vince can tare your container (so you only pay for the contents) and put any of their meats into it that otherwise would go into their store packaging. Please bring your own clean container and say hi to him at the butcher counter and thank him for reducing disposable plastic waste. Thanks!

BTW, ​in case you get someone not as experienced as Vince at the butcher counter, here is what they need to do to enter the tare for your container (the order here is important):



  1. Weigh container first to establish its weight
  2. Take container off scale
  3. Enter product code
  4. Hit tare button twice in upper left corner of keypad and then enter the tare weight obtained in step 1
  5. Put container on scale
  6. Notice correct tare and net total weight at or very near zero
  7. Put product in container
  8. Print label and apply to container
  9. Notice that correct tare is also printed on label

You can buy any of Safeway's meats this way.

BTW, at Zanotto's the process is simpler:

  1. Enter product code first
  2. Put empty container on scale
  3. Press tare button
  4. Add product to container
  5. Print label and apply to container.

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