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Kroger now accepts EBT payments for SNAP online grocery orders nationwide

- Retail
The Kroger Co. today announced it now accepts EBT payment for digital Pickup and Delivery orders across Kroger Family of Stores, expanding customer access to fresh, healthy foods under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Ag secretary comments on 2022 Household Food Security in the U.S. report

- General News
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Economic Research Service released the Household Food Security in the United States in 2022 report, which examined American households’ ability to access sufficient food last year.

Instacart partnership to provide healthy grocery stipend for food insecure in Chicago

- General News
Wellness West, a coalition of Chicago's health and safety-net institutions, and Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced a new partnership that leverages the scale and convenience of Instacart to help food-insecurity and chronically ill individuals on the West Side of Chicago.

Food stamp spending fuels inflation, group says

- Featured
A government watch dog group says the massive expansion of the food stamp program under the Biden administration is a prime contributor to grocery inflation.

Instacart now accepts SNAP online in all 50 states

- General News
Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced that Electronic Benefits Transfer for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) can now be used to buy groceries online via Instacart in every state, making Instacart the first and only online grocery marketplace to accept SNAP in all 50 states and Washington D.C.

Circana reports sharp decrease in household spending after COVID-era SNAP benefit cutoff

- General News
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), historically known as food stamps, has undergone recent changes, including the end of COVID relief benefits across the U.S. in March.

DoorDash’s app updates includes SNAP/EBT payments

- General News
DoorDash was founded 10 years ago with the mission to grow and empower local economies. What started as a restaurant delivery platform has evolved into a global marketplace for local commerce, now delivering anything consumers need on-demand from their neighborhood.

Debt ceiling deal expands SNAP—slightly

- Analysis
Now that the debt ceiling deal negotiated between President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has been ratified in the Senate, it’s of interest to look at what it will and will not do to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP; aka food stamps).

Numerator data shows SNAP spending down

- General News
Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research space, has published a SNAP Trip Tracker to understand longitudinal trends in SNAP / WIC usage and how SNAP shopping trips have changed in terms of frequency, composition, and location.

Walmart captures 26% of SNAP grocery spend

- Retail
Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research space, has published a SNAP Shopper Scorecard to analyze how retailer selection and spending differs between SNAP and Non-SNAP households, and identify the relative importance of the SNAP shopper group for each particular retailer.