US supermarket giant Kroger is accepting Visa credit cards at all of its stores again, ending a ban begun more than a year ago in protest at "excessive" interchange fees.
The company last year initiated a Visa ban on 26 California stores in its Foods Co. business before extending the policy to 142 Smith's Food and Drug Stores and 108 petrol stations across seven states.
In March, Kroger CFO Mike Schlotman said "Visa's excessive fees and unfairness cannot continue to go unchecked".
However, a threat to extend the ban to the rest of Kroger's 2800 stores failed to materialise and the company is now accepting Visa at all of its stores. It has not given a reason for the reversal.