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Vehicles sit parked outside of a Wegmans Food Markets Inc. supermarket in in Montvale, New Jersey, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. This past September Wegmans opened a new location in Pennsylvania, leaving the company two stores short of a 100-location milestone. Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images

If you’re a fan of shopping at Wegmans stores there are a couple of changes you should be aware of coming this month.  Let’s start with plastic bags. Beginning Thursday, September 22, Wegmans will remove single-use plastic grocery bags from its 18 stores in Pennsylvania.  What to do if you forget to bring a reusable bag in? Wegmans says paper grocery bags will continue to be available for a 5-cent charge per bag. The amount collected from the paper-bag charge will be donated to each store’s local United Way.

The second change Wegmans just announced this week. The stores is discontinuing its SCAN App, which shoppers have been able to use to scan and bag items as they walk through the store. The app will no longer function after Sunday, Sept. 18.  Why?  A lot of people got used to this process when the pandemic hit.  Well, Wegmans said they made the decision based on the fact that too many people have been using the app to take items without paying.  We just can’t have nice things.

According to the email the company sent to customers, “SCAN users have told us they love the app and the convenience it offers. We love it too and have tried many adjustments to keep it. Unfortunately, the losses we are experiencing from this program prevent us from continuing to make it available in its current state.”