Costco Will Expand Food Stamp Program Nationwide

It turns out more Costco customers use food stamps than CEO James D. Sinegal originally thought, because after a test run earlier this year the company has decided to roll out the program nationwide.

Sinegal told the Seattle Times that once they got the software in place in their trial-run stores in NYC, “it became relatively easy to roll out the program nationally.”

The company says at least half of the 410 US stores will start accepting the food stamps by Thanksgiving, and that they’re focusing on getting stores in economically hard-hit areas, like Michigan and the central valley of California, up and running first.

“Costco plans to accept food stamps nationally” [The Seattle Times]
(Photo: David McKelvey)