SPAR UK is one of the UK's leading convenience/grocery stores, employing more than 50,000 people across its 2,400 locations. Established in 1957 with five founding wholesale members, SPAR is now the world’s largest international food retail chain, with 12,322 stores in 34 countries.
SPAR UK sought compliance with changing PCI standards and a need for better fraud protection methods. In addition, upgrades to existing EMV-enabled and PIN pad devices were required at regular intervals, which proved costly and highly inconvenient. As SPAR UK continued to grow in size, it was increasingly important to implement a cost-effective, future-proof solution that would provide increased security and quality of service.