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STATER BROS. MARKETS, Colton, Calif., last week began accepting electronic benefit transfer cards at one of its San Bernardino county stores. Stater Bros., the first supermarket chain in the state to roll out EBT technology, said it will accept EBT cards in all 45 San Bernardino stores by March 1998. Federal legislation mandates EBT implementation by 2002.holly owned subsidiary of Jitney-Jungle Stores

STATER BROS. MARKETS, Colton, Calif., last week began accepting electronic benefit transfer cards at one of its San Bernardino county stores. Stater Bros., the first supermarket chain in the state to roll out EBT technology, said it will accept EBT cards in all 45 San Bernardino stores by March 1998. Federal legislation mandates EBT implementation by 2002.

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