The British Retail Consortium has launched a guide for UK retailers planning to accept the euro as foreign currency when it becomes legal tender in the Eurozone in the new year. A retailer's guide to accepting the euro as foreign currency' answers questions about whether to display prices in sterling and euros, how to accept euro debit/ credit cards, and whether it is necessary to take euros. Safeway, Tesco and Sainsbury stores in Northern Ireland close to the border with the Republic, which is adopting the euro in January, are being prepared to cope with the expected influx of the new currency. Safeway stores in Gibraltar and Harwich will also accept payment in euros in case customers have no sterling to hand after travelling in the eurozone. Tesco said it was "monitoring the situation". Asda has "no plans" to introduce the service. M&S stores nationwide will accept the euro. {{NEWS }}