In the Cart – August 2017 Compilation

Congress Delays Compliance Date for New SNAP Rules; Revised Rules Coming NATSO Industry Newsletter, May 2017 Congress has passed and President Trump has signed legislation containing a provision requiring the Department of Agriculture to rewrite a provision of the SNAP retailer eligibility rule issued in late 2016. That rule’s new requirements, which were scheduled to take effect […]


In the Cart – May 2017 Compilation

TEXAS SNAP & WIC PROGRAM ANNUAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS WIC Program Effective November 1, 2016, authorized WIC vendors are required to complete a WIC Training on a yearly basis.  The regulations are posted in WV Policy 8.0. A vendor must complete one of the three trainings in order to maintain contract compliance. Click here to access training information. […]


In the Cart – March 2017 Compilation

TX WIC Program- Split Tender Many WIC Vendors in Texas have now been certified by Texas WIC Program to start approving Split Tender transactions for WIC participates. USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) had mandated states require their WIC Vendors to allow Split Tender transactions by October 1, 2016. The states and territories that use […]


In the Cart: February 2017 Compilation

Here’s a compilation of some of the biggest stories affecting grocers for February 2017. New Rules from TX Department of State Health Services on Food Handlers Texas Food Establishment Rules adopted this past year (September 2016) have several new requirements for retail establishments. One of those areas of rule change is in article 228.33  (click […]


In the Cart: January 2017 Compilation

Menu Labeling Update NGA (National Grocers Association (NGA) reports in their January Newsletter that there is discussion of proposed new legislation to change current regulatory requirements for the FDA’s Menu Labeling regulation which is set to become effective May 5, 2017. Members of the House and Senate are expected to reintroduce legislation in the coming […]


‘Tis the Season for Holiday Scams: How to Protect Yourself

With the holidays ramping up and seasonal shopping in full swing, criminals are also gearing up for a busy season.  Cyber criminals don’t take the holidays off. In fact, they’re especially busy trying to steal your money and personal information.  Shoppers should be more vigilant than ever for scams designed to steal their money and […]


Visa Changes Debit Routing Rules for EMV Deployments

The National Grocers Association (NGA), along with other merchant organizations and payment systems stakeholders, raised concerns this year to both the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over Visa’s actions that were deployed as part of EMV migration upgrades. As you may recall, retailers began seeing new screens shown on […]