EBT REPLACES FOOD STAMPS: NEW YORK RETAILERS GET READY

ALBANY, N.Y. (FNS) -- Retailers operating stores in New York state, including Pathmark Stores, Carteret, N.J., Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, N.Y., and Price Chopper Supermarkets, Schenectady, N.Y., will begin accepting electronic benefits transfers in place of paper food stamp benefits, beginning in January 1999.This pilot program, which is expected to last through the first quarter of 1999, will

ALBANY, N.Y. (FNS) -- Retailers operating stores in New York state, including Pathmark Stores, Carteret, N.J., Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, N.Y., and Price Chopper Supermarkets, Schenectady, N.Y., will begin accepting electronic benefits transfers in place of paper food stamp benefits, beginning in January 1999.

This pilot program, which is expected to last through the first quarter of 1999, will be implemented in Staten Island, N.Y., and in three Manhattan zip codes. The New York

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