Whole Foods Market has partnered with Square to allow in-store checkouts at venues like sandwich counters, juice and coffee bars, pizzerias, and beer and wine bars in select stores.

Seven stores in Austin, New York City, Florida and the San Francisco Bay Area are using Square Stand devices to speed transactions at these in-store locations.


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At certain venues, customers can use their mobile phones to pay with Square Wallet, which also allows users to look up items and prices, find discounts and track orders.

“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,” Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods, said in a press release. “Square’s forward-thinking vision and technology makes them an ideal partner to create a convenient, responsive experience for our customers.”

Whole Foods has designated certain locations as “lab stores” to test further customer service initiatives.

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