Spar will start rolling out Chip and PIN equipment across the bulk of its estate next month after successfully trialing the technology at a store on the outskirts of Northampton.
The project will initially involve 1,200 Spar stores - some company owned and some independently owned - that run SparPoS point of sale systems from software provider Business Computer Projects. Hardware will be provided by Verifone.
The integrated Chip and PIN solution allows customers to dock their own cards and key in a PIN at a combined reader and PINpad, said Tates, the company owned stores division of Spar wholesaler AF Blakemore - the first to trial the new kit.

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