SALT LAKE CITY (CNN) — More Kroger owned stores will ban Visa credit cards as a way to pay.
The supermarket chain announced Smith's Food and Drug Stores will stop accepting Visa beginning April 3.
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One-hundred and forty-two supermarket and 108 fuel centers in Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Arizona will be affected.
Kroger cites high fees charged to retailers as the reason for severing its relationship with Visa.
The grocery chain says those fees inflate food prices which impact customers.
Another Kroger brand — Foods Co. Supermarkets —stopped accepting Visa in August 2018.
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