Hot or prepared foods now approved for SNAP, P-EBT until September 28, 2021, with USDA waiver for Hurricane Ida
September 09, 2021News, Featured
Louisiana-based EBT merchants have now been authorized to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for hot or prepared foods in the wake of Hurricane Ida. The waiver issued by the USDA for “hot food products prepared for immediate consumption” will apply to Louisiana retailers that currently accept EBT cards.
August 16, 2021News, Building Your Business, Featured, Seasonal Trends, EBT, Retail
On Monday, August 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, which is used to calculate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. As a result of this re-evaluation, the average SNAP benefit–excluding additional funds provided as part of COVID-19 pandemic relief–will increase beginning on October 1, 2021.
July 26, 2021News, Featured, goEBT News, Merchant Spotlight, EBT, CDE News
80+ Years of Serving Los Angeles… from Locals to Celebrities
goEBT EBT processing merchant Hawkins House of Burgers, home to “The Best Burger in Los Angeles,” has been a staple in the Watts neighborhood of southeast Los Angeles for more than 80 years. Cynthia Hawkins, the youngest of 14 children, is the third generation of her family to manage this business, which has adapted over the years to fit the needs of the community.
April 12, 2021News, Featured, goEBT News, Merchant Spotlight, EBT, CDE News
50 Years and Counting in the Food Industry
goEBT EBT processing merchant Sr. Cliff’s Texas Style Burritos, home of the original Soul Man burrito, has been providing Afro-Mexican fusion food to the Compton community since 1992. However, the story of this community staple actually began in 1969, when founder and co-owner Cliff Williams arrived in California.
January 26, 2021News, Building Your Business, Featured, goEBT News, Retail, Retailer, Equipment, Technology, POS Equipment, Credit
EBT Processor goEBT Adds Credit Processing, Smart Payment Terminals to Service Offering
goEBT+ payment terminal application enables EBT, credit processing on one smart device
March 27, 2020News, Building Your Business, goEBT News, Industry News, EBT, Retail, Retailer
Now more than ever the American people will be turning to local businesses to meet their families’ nutritional needs. With the economic impact of COVID-19 the number of applicants for government assistance has doubled. As part of the U.S. government’s $2T stimulus package, an additional $15.5B has been allocated to the SNAP/EBT government benefits program.
August 21, 2019News, Building Your Business, Consumer Trends, C-Store Trends, Retailer
Being environmentally friendly is nothing new, and in most markets, it is becoming more important from a business perspective that you attempt to protect the planet. There are a million ways to reduce energy use, recycle or use recycled goods, and eliminate environmentally harmful products from circulation. In today's blog, we are going to discuss whether or not charging for plastic bags can make a difference and the other benefits it can provide for your store.
NACS is Working to Protect the Convenience Industry in Data Breaches. Find Out How They are Going to do it
August 07, 2019News, Building Your Business, C-Store Trends, Retail, Retailer
It's unfortunate to admit but with past legislation, many C-Stores were left on the hook for crimes not caused by themselves. Recent years saw many convenient stores covering for issues caused by processing companies and credit consolidators like Equifax. These issues, mainly data breaches, cost millions of dollars to consumers and business owners when they happen. The tides are shifting and current legislation has made small businesses more of a priority by holding big processors accountable.
July 03, 2019News, Consumer Trends, Industry News, C-Store Trends, Retail
If you watch or read the news fairly regularly, you've probably heard talk of something called "Bitcoin". Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, which allows for payments between two parties without the need for a third party or banking institution to complete a transfer of funds. This means that digital exchanges carry no hidden fees from institutions or government agencies, and your money is available to you almost immediately after purchase. Many of the bigger corporations like Microsoft and Dell have made the switch to allow for Bitcoin payment, and here are a few reasons why you should be doing the same:
May 03, 2019News, Building Your Business, Consumer Trends, C-Store Trends, Retail
As a follow up to our last article about the importance of keeping up with the latest and greatest technology in your business, we’d like to use this article to talk about payment technology specifically. Because payments are the only way that your business will be able to make money, it is extremely important that entrepreneurs are keeping their eyes on the payments industry innovations as consumer demands and expectations are changing. If you aren’t sure what you should be considering when it comes to your payment processing solutions, we’re here to help.