Foods Co.’s Visa credit card ban goes into effect Tuesday

Posted at 10:45 AM, Aug 14, 2018

As of Tuesday, Aug. 14, Foods Co. stores are no longer accept Visa credit cards.

Foods Co.’s parent company, Kroger, is in a dispute with Visa over rates and fees. Kroger has accused Visa of charging higher than average rates for credit card payments. As a response, Kroger will stop accepting Visa credit cards at the Foods Co. chain. 

Visa debit cards and other major credit cards will still be accepted.

Foods Co. operates 21 stores across California, including stores in Santa Maria and Lompoc. 

For now, no other Kroger brands will be affected.