— The Satchels have announced that they will be bringing their signature Satchelan Bag to the Virginia market this year, the company announced Monday.
Satchels will be the first grocery bag manufacturer to begin selling bags in the Virginia area this year.
“The Sarels are pleased to welcome the arrival of the Satcheltags in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and we’re excited to see the many customers and consumers who are excited to try them out,” Sarel President and CEO Mark D. Coughlin said in a press release.
“We are excited that our loyal customers in Virginia will be able to enjoy our signature bags in their own stores.”
The Sakel Bag has a long and storied history in the Northeast, having been introduced in Boston, New York and Philadelphia, among others.
The bags were introduced in 1962 and have been the standard carry-on bags for over 50 years.
They were popularized by the 1960s with the advent of the airline and luggage industry.
In 2018, the Sarells announced they were moving their Satchelfield plant to the company’s former site in Ashburn, Va., and were making the move to an expanded Satchelor factory.
The company said it will have “a strong presence in the new Sarelfield” and said the new facility will produce at least one bag per week.
Coughlin added that the new factory will be built in a more efficient, cost-effective manner than before, and will offer a more streamlined process.
A Sarelot Bag is a bag that can hold food, water, laundry, personal hygiene items, and personal effects, including toiletries, hand sanitizer, and other essential items.
There are about 20 Sareltags currently on the market, and a full range of Sarelis are available for purchase online.