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Proposed new food stamp rules would impact some retailers


The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering new regulations that could it make it difficult for smaller stores to accept food stamps.

According to MarketWatch, the rules would require retailers who accept food stamps to offer more meat and vegetable items and fewer prepared hot meals, such as pizza. While large chains such as Walmart and Kroger would already meet the stricter regulations, convenience stores, gas stations and independent grocers could have to add more than 100 products to their assortments. Congress so far has not demonstrated support for the rule change.

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