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Sainsbury's to launch contactless payments

Supermarket giant to introduce new system by end of year.

The grocer said the “gradual” roll-out of the technology would start before Christmas.

All Sainsbury’s stores will be able to offer the new payment method “during the first half of 2016”, a spokesman said.

Exact dates surrounding the launch are yet to be revealed, but Retail Week understands some stores could start to offer contactless payments as early as next month.

At present Sainsbury’s does not offer contactless payment in any of its stores, but will install the technology across its entire estate, which includes 600 supermarkets and more than 700 convenience stores.


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