SALT LAKE CITY — Planning to shop at Smith’s with a Visa credit card? Make new plans.
“Visa has been misusing its position and charging retailers excessive fees for a long time,” said Mike Schlotman, Kroger’s executive vice president and CFO. “They conceal from customers what Visa and its banks charge retailers to accept Visa credit cards. At Smith’s, Visa’s credit card fees are higher than any other credit card brand that we accept. Visa’s excessive fees and unfairness cannot continue to go unchecked.”
Smith’s will continue to accept other forms of payment, including Visa debit cards with and without a PIN.
Smith’s has four stores in Idaho, including one in Twin Falls and one in Burley. In total, it operates 142 retail food stores and 108 fuel centers in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.