by Brent Dirks
February 11, 2014
It's getting even easier to pay for your purchase at Whole Foods Market. The national grocer is teaming up with Square to provide new payment and checkout features at select locations. Certain places inside the market, like the sandwich counter, juice/coffee bars, pizzerias, and beer/wine bars, will use an iPad with the Square Register app and Square Stand accessory. Seven locations are already using the Square Stand, including stores in Texas, New York, Florida, and California. And at select locations, customers will have the option to pay for the purchase with the Square Wallet app and skip the checkout line altogether. With the app, users can also browse venue items and prices, find discounts, and track purchases.
“Together with Square, we’ll deliver options to expedite checkouts, and we look forward to developing new concepts to further simplify and improve grocery shopping,” said Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. “Square’s forward-thinking vision and technology makes them an ideal partner to create a convenient, responsive experience for our customers.”In 2012, Square announced a partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks to bring the mobile payments solution to 7,000 locations across the United States. For other recent news, see: As A Separate Company, Apple's iTunes Would Rank No. 130 On The Fortune 500, Zynga's Annual Words With Friends Valentine's Survey Shares Fun Stats On Player Preferences, and Court Rules Against Apple's Attempt To Block E-Books Antitrust Monitor.
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