Stores Stop Giving Customers Change Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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In what could be the beginning of the end for coins, the country’s largest supermarket chain has announced it will no longer give its customers coins as change.

On Monday, Kroger officials said their stores will now offer customers two options in receiving change: they can apply it to their loyalty cards to use for their next purchase, or they can donate it to Kroger’s “Round Up” program, which gives the change to charity.

In June, the Federal Reserve revealed fewer people have been spending cash because of the coronavirus, resulting in far fewer coins in circulation than usual.

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