Independently owned forecourt convenience operation,Spar Loughbrickland, County Down, has become the first service station to install the EDGEPoS self-checkout in store.

Co-owner Dale Beckett, co-owner, said: “We’re very excited to launch the self scan checkout here at Spar Loughbrickland, staying ahead of the times. The self scan is very unique to convenience retailing, so unique in fact, that we are the first Spar filling station to have this till system installed.

“Reacting to the trends of our shoppers, we have seen the advantages immediately of adding self-checkout to one of our tills. Our rush of school children mainly pay by Apple Watch or smart phone, self-checkout has eliminated the queues onsite at this time.

“Our customers still have the option of being served by a cashier, in fact we employed three more local staff in the same week that we launched our self-checkout. We are able to provide both experiences to our customers, and EDGEPoS Self-Checkout enhances the unique and modern feel of our busy store.”