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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Multi Store Owners (MSO)

Last Published: 02/15/2017
Definition of MSO

FNS defines MSOs as entities that own 10 or more eligible retail food stores.

We've made it easier than ever for MSOs to become SNAP authorized

If you're an MSO, an FNS representative will work directly with you to authorize and reauthorize your stores.  

Are you a MSO (who owns 10 or more stores)?

If yes, you will be directed to SNAPRetailers@fns.usda.gov.  Please provide your contact information, name of your company, and the reason for your inquiry.  An FNS representative will be in contact with you shortly.

Image of yes button. If you are an MSO, email <a  data-cke-saved-href="mailto:SNAPRetailers@fns.usda.gov">SNAPRetailers@fns.usda.gov</a> href="mailto:SNAPRetailers@fns.usda.gov">SNAPRetailers@fns.usda.gov</a>Image of no button. Please return to http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/retailers-0

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What if I am already authorized and I just want to add a store(s)?
    If you currently own 10 or more stores you can contact SNAPRetailers@fns.usda.gov.  Include your contact information, name of your company, and the reason for your inquiry.
  • What if my business has a change in ownership or location?
    If you currently own 10 or more stores you can contact SNAPRetailers@fns.usda.gov.  Include your contact information, name of your company, and the reason for your inquiry.
  • What if I own multiple stores but have less than 10?
    If you have less than 10 stores you do not qualify for the MSO process.  If you open additional locations and reach 10 stores you can contact SNAPRetailers@fns.usda.gov. Include your contact information, name of your company, and the reason for your inquiry.