DALLAS -- Retailers are late in confronting the issues and opportunities raised by electronic benefits transfer programs and, as a result, risk losing out on setting favorable national standards and cashing in once the full scope of the program kicks in. At stake is a whopping $111 billion in government-dispensed cash benefits -- to start. By not participating now in shaping EBT's infrastructure, retailers may soon be saddled with the unpleasant choice of joining in a system they don't ...

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