Wal-Mart Unveils Pilot Program To Allow Shoppers On Food Stamps To Order Groceries Online
by Lauren Thomas, CNBC
Posted: 2017-09-26 15:36:13 EST

Wal-Mart said Tuesday it is removing a hurdle that had long prevented food stamp recipients from using its online grocery shopping platform.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, requires that customers using electronic benefits transfer, or EBT, pay for their purchases at the "actual time and place" of a sale.

At limited locations, Wal-Mart allows shoppers using EBT to order items through its online grocery pickup platform, then pay in person when they pick up their purchases at stores.

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