ELECTRONIC FOOD STAMPS SET TO ARRIVE IN VIRGINIA

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia is scheduled in October to join the other 41 states using electronic debit cards to access shoppers' food stamp allotments, and the state's retailers are looking forward to a relatively seamless transition, according to Greg TenEyck, director of public affairs for Safeway's Landover, Md.-based Eastern division, which operates stores in Virginia, Maryland and Washington."Any

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia is scheduled in October to join the other 41 states using electronic debit cards to access shoppers' food stamp allotments, and the state's retailers are looking forward to a relatively seamless transition, according to Greg TenEyck, director of public affairs for Safeway's Landover, Md.-based Eastern division, which operates stores in Virginia, Maryland and Washington.

"Any change presents a challenge, but as customers and store personnel become more comfort

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