G.E. Foodland Offers Store Credit

CARROLLTON, Texas — G.E. Foodland here, which operates Elrod’s Cost Plus stores and in Foodland Market stores, reports that it has successfully offered a store credit card to credit-challenged customers that serves as a short-term "micro-loan" with a fixed rate.

CARROLLTON, Texas — G.E. Foodland here, which operates Elrod's Cost Plus stores and in Foodland Market stores, reports that it has successfully offered a store credit card to credit-challenged customers that serves as a short-term "micro-loan" with a fixed rate.

The year-old Charge It + Card program, from Fort Worth-based Essentia Financial, was designed to meet the needs of the 36 million U.S. households that "occasionally run out of funds and need another payment option to pu

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