Lancaster University SPAR shop leads the way

Lancaster University SPAR is the first store in the UK and Ireland to have cashless self-checkouts.
Lancaster University SPAR is the first store in the UK and Ireland to have cashless self-checkouts.

A convenience store at Lancaster University has become the first SPAR store in the UK and Ireland to install cashless self-checkouts.

James Hall & Co. is a SPAR wholesaler and distributor serving over 580 stores in the North of England and was investigating ways to improve speed of service and reduce queues within their busy sites.

Sheridan Hindle, IT Director at James Hall & Co said: “Customers now welcome new innovations and people really dislike queuing. The owners of SPAR Lancaster University were very enthusiastic about the project. “Thankfully it’s been extremely successful with almost 30% of customers using it on a daily basis.”