GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. --
Spartan Stores here and MasterCard Worldwide, Purchase, N.Y., announced yesterday that all retail banners operated by Spartan Stores in Michigan and northwest Ohio will accept MasterCard PayPass, a contactless payment option. These include the Family Fare, D&W, Glen's, Pharm and Quick Stop banners. "Accepting MasterCard PayPass at our retail stores will provide customers with a more rapid payment option that builds on our strategy to make the consumer shopping experience quicker and more convenient," said Ted Adornato, executive vice president retail operations, Spartan Stores, in a statement. Users can pay by tapping their PayPass-enabled card or device on the PayPass reader. With the PayPass option, customers do not have to sign receipts for purchases under $25. In addition Spartan Stores will continue to accept traditional magnetic-stripe payment cards. Spartan's competitor, Meijer, Grand Rapids, Mich., has been accepting PayPass payments for more than a year.