Card Rules Sought in Reform

Retailers were still hopeful last week that measures regulating credit- and debit-card interchange fees would be incorporated into the massive financial reform legislation that was stalled in the Senate last week. We are pursuing all avenues, including that avenue, but by no means is that an easy pass given the nature of that bill, said Jennifer Hatcher, group vice president, government

WASHINGTON — Retailers were still hopeful last week that measures regulating credit- and debit-card interchange fees would be incorporated into the massive financial reform legislation that was stalled in the Senate last week.

“We are pursuing all avenues, including that avenue, but by no means is that an easy pass given the nature of that bill,” said Jennifer Hatcher, group vice president, government relations, at Arlington, Va.-based Food Marketing Institute.

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