McColl’s Retail Group has completed the roll out of contactless payment across its entire 1,366-store estate.

The technology allows customers to make payments in store using debit and credit cards with contactless capability, as well as via Android Pay and Apple Pay on their smartphones.

Dave Thomas, chief operating officer of McColl’s, said: “We are always looking to make the shopping experience more convenient for our customers at McColl’s. In an increasingly digital retail environment, we wanted to offer our customers the option of contactless payment, and we are delighted by the response, with a third of all credit card transactions already coming via this method in our stores.

“We developed the initiative to meet a clear customer demand for contactless and it will help us to capture more customer spend as we continue our expansion in the convenience sector.”

UK consumers spent a total of £2.3bn in August 2016 using a contactless card, an increase of 270% year on year, according to the UK Cards Association.