Also starting Saturday, employees will resume bagging groceries for shoppers without reusable bags. The company says it brought plastic bags back because paper bags were growing scarce. They report some customers felt safer from the virus using disposable bags. (WBNG) — All Price Chopper and Market 32 stores in New York are resuming the ban on plastic bags Saturday. The chain removed plastic bags from its stories when New York’s law went into effect on March 1. Price Chopper Vice President says that was halted to protect employees and customers from coronavirus.