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Independent Grocers Impact Arkansas  

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2013 Annual Meeting Sponsors 

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Arkansas Grocers and Retail Merchants Association in Partnership with















Congressman Steve Womack

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    Leg Update

       Week ThirteenApril 12, 2013

     Week ElevenMarch 30, 2013

     Week TenMarch 22, 2013

     Week NineMarch 15, 2013 

     Week EightMarch 8, 2013

     Week SixFebruary 22, 2013

     Week Five - February 15, 2013

     Week Four - February 8, 2013

     Week Three - February 1, 2013

     Week Two - January 25, 2013

     Week One - January 18, 2013



FEMA Disaster Mobile Apps

American Red Cross Earthquake Apps

American Red Cross Hurricane Apps

American Red Cross Shelter Finder Apps

American Red Cross Tornado Apps

American Red Cross Wildfire Apps

American Red Cross Safe & Well Community

After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.  

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Arkansas WIC EBT Planning Activities


       August 15, 2012

       EBT Planning – Timeline

     • Planning Contractor – May 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

     • Formation of eWIC Vendor Team – May 6, 2010

     • Feasibility/Cost Evaluation Study Approval – July 28, 2011

     • Pilot Grant Funding Awarded – August 4, 2011 [valid 8/15/2011 – 9/30/2013]

     • Implementation Advanced Planning Document (IAPD) – Approved July 2012

     • ADH/WIC EBT Test Lab Construction – In Progress

     • EBT Project Implementation Contractor RFP – In Progress

     • EBT Quality Assurance Contractor – In Progress

     • EBT Claims Processor RFP – In Progress

     • WIC MIS System Development for EBT – In Progress

     • EBT Card Design/Acquire IIN (Issuer Identification Number) – In Progress

     • EBT Systems Testing and USDA FNS Approvals [fall 2013]

     • Retailer System Certifications [begin late 2013, ongoing through statewide

        EBT expansion]

     • EBT Pilot in Miller County [January - April 2014]

     • EBT Pilot Cost Evaluation Study submitted to USDA FNS [May 2014]

     • Statewide Expansion Funding Approval – Pending approval of EBT Pilot

        Project Cost Evaluation Study [expected 5/31/2014]

     • Retailer/Clinic/Participant Rollout Schedule

        [15 phases from 6/1/2014 to 3/31/2015]

     • Statewide Expansion [through March 2015]


 Preliminary AR WIC EBT Expansion Plan 




For more information visit Healthy 



TSYS Merchant Solutions is hosting on-demand webcasts.

This months on-demand webcast is on Chargebacks:  Disputes & Chargebacks, Tips You Can’t Afford to Avoid. Managing chargebacks continues to be a significant and growing cost for merchants of all sizes. Join this Webcast to see how you can you thwart chargebacks.  

Visit TSYS Merchant Solutions On-Demand Webcasts

TSYS Merchant Solutions will be publishing more webcasts soon, so check TSYS Payment Perspectives often.




 Share Your Good News With Us!

Have something going on in your business that other people might like to hear about?

AGRMA has set up an area on our website called “Noteworthy.” It’s a spot where you can share positive happenings in your business, such as:

  • an important business anniversary
  • an award that you, your business, or one of your employees has received
  • an article about your business which has appeared recently in a newspaper or magazine, or a link to a radio or TV story about your business
  • business renovation or expansion
  • new manager or owners

To tell us about these happenings in your business, go to then click on the top right tab “Contact Us” or send to, if you have photos or attachments for this section please use

We hope you’ll start sharing your news with us today!




Last Updated: December 5, 2013