Business briefs: Smith’s to ban Visa credit cards
Smith’s to ban Visa credit cards
Smith’s Food & Drug Stores announced that it will stop accepting Visa credit cards beginning April 3, according to a press release. Smith’s will continue to accept other forms of payment, including Visa debit cards. The change will impact the Park City Smith’s at 1725 Uinta Way, as well as the company’s 54 other locations in the state. Smith’s said in the release that the fees Visa charges drives up food prices for consumers. “At Smith’s, Visa’s credit card fees are higher than any other credit card brand that we accept,” said Mike Schlotman, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Kroger, in the release. “Visa’s excessive fees and unfairness cannot continue to go unchecked.”
Film Day on the Hill set for March 6
The Utah Film Commission is set to host its annual Film Day on the Hill on Wednesday, March 6, from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda at the Utah State Capitol. According to a press release, the commission and other organizations involved in the film and digital entertainment industry will have booths up to talk about the work they are doing to boost the industry in Utah.
Ikon Passes available for purchase on Tuesday
The Ikon Pass and Deer Valley Resort Pass are set to go on sale Tuesday, March 5. According to a press release, the Ikon Pass will offer passholders access to 38 winter destinations, including limited days at Deer Valley Resort. Alterra Mountain Company, which owns the Ikon Pass, also announced that people who purchase the Ikon Pass products will have access to spring skiing at various resorts around the country immediately upon purchase. An Ikon Pass will cost $949 and a Deer Valley Resort Pass will cost $2,365.
A study pegged the number of Sundance Film Festival attendees at 122,313, with the event generating an economic impact of $182.5 million. Both numbers represent a slight decrease from the 2018 festival.