Implementation of wireless terminals at farmers' markets: Impact on SNAP redemption and overall Sales

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Abstract

Although farmers' markets offer healthy foods for purchase, many lack the equipment necessary to process convenient, card-based transactions. We assessed the impact of providing wireless terminals to 5 markets on overall sales and redemption of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Sales increased significantly at 4 of the 5 markets after implementation of the terminals, and overall sales increased above and beyond SNAP redemption alone. Implementation of wireless terminals may be important for improving the financial stability and accessibility of farmers' markets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E53-E55
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume102
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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