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Sorry, Wal-Mart, Amazon wants your food-stamp customers too

Amazon Fresh delivery man Tim Wilkie prepares a grocery order for delivery to a residence on Mercer Island, Wash., Thursday, Aug.

Amazon is joining a pilot program in which it will accept food stamps from customers ordering and paying for groceries online — showing that it wants to appeal to lower-income shoppers, traditionally a key customer base for Wal-Mart.

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