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Foods Co Supermarkets will stop accepting VISA credit cards at check out

Starting August 14, VISA credit card holders will need other means of payment when shopping at Foods Co.

The supermarket is banning these credit cards because of high transaction fees.

The upcoming change is already discouraging some customers.

“If they won’t accept it, we’ll have to find other options and go somewhere else,” said one regular customer Manuel Morales.

“I never carry cash, I pay everything with card,” said Irma Garcia on her way into the market on Thursday. “So this might mean that I’ll have to shop at another store.”

“I don’t deal in cash, I always carry my visa -and they take it everywhere. It’s a lot simpler,” said another VISA customer, Raul Castellanos.

The market will still take VISA debit, and other credit brands.

The company says the change will also “help pass savings to customers in the form of low prices.”

The ban applies to Foods Co’s 21 supermarkets and five gas stations. Other Kroger-owned grocery stores like Ralph’s and Food 4 Less might see a similar change, though a decision hasn’t yet been made.

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