CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. here can now accept electronic benefits transfer payments in selected stores in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana and Missouri. Approximately 40 stores in these states are currently equipped to accept EBT payments, according to a source familiar with the situation. More stores will be added as EBT programs roll out to different counties within these states. In these stores, Kroger will accept EBT benefits delivered via a magnetic-strip card similar to a bank ...

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