Whole Foods to no longer accept checks in Texas stores

In this March 27, 2014 photo, a woman shops at a Whole Foods Market. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
In this March 27, 2014 photo, a woman shops at a Whole Foods Market. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Whole Foods stores in several states, including Texas, will no longer accept personal checks starting Sept. 1. Stores in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas will also be affected by the change.

“By accepting only electronic payments and cash, we’ll reduce register/check-out wait times while reducing paper use in the store, which helps further our core value of caring for our environment,” said Rachel Malish, a Whole Foods spokesperson.

The company has had notices posted in stores since Aug. 1 alerting customers of the change, Malish added.

Whole Foods will still accept business checks for large catering orders.

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