Spar plans to trial instore touchscreen ‘community’ kiosks enabling customers to access products, services, and discounts on admission to tourist attractions.

The kiosks, from start-up company Touch-2-Save, will drive footfall and enable retailers to earn commission on any sales made through the kiosk, said Spar retail controller Barry Wallis.

They also represented a unique opportunity for suppliers to get contact details from interested consumers who register on the site and can be contacted directly - an invaluable tool from a marketing perspective, he added.

Further details can be found in this week’s issue of The Grocer.