WHITE HOUSE UNVEILING PLAN TO ROLL OUT EBT

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Retailers stand to benefit from a plan that would speed up the implementation of government-mandated electronic benefit transfer programs.The plan, as unveiled at the White House, would lead to the widescale use of EBT networks for programs such as food stamps by the year 1999. It would help retailers by allowing easier access to the estimated $111 billion in annual benefits spending

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Retailers stand to benefit from a plan that would speed up the implementation of government-mandated electronic benefit transfer programs.

The plan, as unveiled at the White House, would lead to the widescale use of EBT networks for programs such as food stamps by the year 1999. It would help retailers by allowing easier access to the estimated $111 billion in annual benefits spending and by streamlining the current labor-intensive processing system.

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