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Flux said it was looking at longer-term projects with Itsu, such as displaying nutritional information within the itemised receipt

Food-to-go chain Itsu is launching a trial of paperless receipts across all of its UK stores.

The move, being run in partnership with tech startup Flux, is designed to help cut down on the three million paper receipts Itsu prints each year.

Customers paying with Flux’s banking partners such as Barclays will receive digital receipts which show up in their banking apps, specifically showing the items they have purchased rather than just the name of the retail outlet.

Flux said it was also looking at longer-term projects with Itsu, such as displaying the nutritional information of the product within the itemised receipt.

Itsu head of communications Maria Dogin heralded the move as “terrific”, adding that it was “always striving to be a greener business.”

“With a strong focus on sustainability, we see Itsu as a natural partner,” said Flux CEO and founder Matty Cusden-Ross.

“We look forward to building exciting products for our mutual customers from paperless receipts, such as easy access nutritional information.”

Flux already works with a number of other food-to-go operators. Costa Coffee announced it was trialling a new rewards scheme across 20 London stores last month, while healthy food-to-go chain Pod announced a partnership with Flux in April. Eat also launched a trial of a payment and rewards scheme with Flux in April last year.

Flux offers a number of separate digital services, such as paperless receipts, cash back offers and card-linked loyalty programmes. It also provides a dashboard offering anonymised data on customer purchases.

Flux has partnered with Barclays’ Launchpad app and Starling Bank, and is currently in a closed pilot with Monzo bank.