Self-Checkout Technology Being Tested by BWG Foods in its Irish Stores

BWG Foods, an Irish retailer and wholesaler is testing ‘Scan, Pay & Go’ checkout payment technology, developed in association with MishiPay, as part of their new pilot scheme at their retail convenience stores.

The mobile payment technology was made live last week at Spar Cherrywood in Dublin and Londis Newcastle in Galway and marked MishiPay’s first entry into grocery and convenience stores.

On completing the pilot project, BWG Foods is looking to provide this technology to independent retailers across its network of more than 100 EuroSpar, Spar, Mace, XL, and Londis stores.

Chris Donnelly, IT director of BWG Foods, said: “The current pandemic has accelerated the need for consumer-facing businesses to embrace new technologies that make shopping experiences safer, quicker and altogether more convenient. We’ve been exploring a number of different advanced solutions to enhance the convenience of our retailers’ offerings and we believe this innovation represents the next great evolution of grocery retailing in Ireland.”

Mustafa Khanwala, founder and chief executive at MishiPay, added: “In the face of the pandemic, we are honoured to be able to play a part in keeping shops safer for both staff and shoppers and have worked hard to develop a solution that is practical and scalable across all stores – especially for the self and family-owned entrepreneurs that do not have large IT teams at their disposal.”

BWG Foods mentions that this technology integrates easily with the retail store’s existing IT systems without any additional hardware required which will help them for a rapid rollout if required.

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