Retailers Accept Food Stamps from More Consumers


Food stamps aren't what they used to be. In this recession, they're appearing in the hands of people who never thought they would need them. And retailers are adjusting to that "new normal."

Some stores have had to change they way to do business to accommodate shoppers on food stamps, Reuters reports. They're staffing up on the first day of the month -- when the benefits arrive -- by stocking up on more eligible items and updating their checkout technology.