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Shopping Cart Solution Impacting Local Businesses

The shopping cart issue has been solved here in Medford, to an extent. Except now the responsibility of unsightly carts falls on business owners.

Posted: Jan 2, 2018 11:07 PM
Updated: Jan 2, 2018 11:11 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.--The City of Medford is working to fix the issue of unsightly shopping carts littered around the city.

Last month the city council passed an ordinance to fine business owners if they do not collect their abandoned carts.

NewsWatch 12's Eliana Sheriff spoke to a local grocery store about how the change is already impacting them.

Food 4 Less Store Director Jared Mulhollen says, "We figure we lose between three and five carts a week at a loss to the store of 200 dollars per cart. Obviously anyone who has something stolen from them and then is fined when they don't recover it, it does upset you a little bit. We do understand it is an issue here in Medford. We would like to see people in possession of our carts get a ticket for possessing stolen merchandise."

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