Visa payWave offers convenience and the security benefits of chip card
technology at Country Style
TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today in Canada
that Country Style will accept Visa payWave(TM) contactless payments, which
will help move coffee-craved customers move through check-out more quickly.
Country Style is the latest in a growing roster of Visa payWave
contactless payment enabled merchants. Visa payWave allows consumers to simply
"wave and go" when making every day purchases like specialty beverages or
food-to-go at Country Style.
"Country Style is one of Ontario's largest coffee and baked goods chains
and Visa cardholders can now enjoy faster and more convenient transactions
along with their daily coffee," said Mike Bradley, Head of Products, Visa
"In addition to offering our customers freshly ground coffee and a
memorable experience, we can now give them the convenience and flexibility to
pay with Visa payWave, said Rita McParland, VP Marketing, Country Style. "We
are very excited about this partnership."
Visa payWave delivers speed and convenience to participating merchants
and Visa(R) cardholders while offering the security benefits of chip
technology. More than 100 participating Country Style locations across Ontario
will be equipped with Visa payWave enabled terminals by August 31, 2009.
With Visa payWave cards, consumers can buy their Country Style coffee,
baked goods and specialty beverages with a simple wave of the card at a Visa
About Visa Inc.
Visa operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network
providing processing services and payment product platforms. This includes
consumer credit, debit, prepaid and commercial payments, which are offered
under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink and PLUS brands. Visa enjoys
unsurpassed acceptance around the world and Visa/PLUS is one of the world's
largest global ATM networks, offering cash access in local currency in more
than 170 countries.
About Country Style
Country Style Food Services Inc. is the second largest coffee and baked
goods franchisor in Ontario in the Quick Service Restaurant sector with over
400 franchised and corporate locations, both traditional and non-traditional,
across Ontario operating under the "Country Style" and "Bistrodeli" brands.
For further information:
For further information: Sarah Van Lange, Fleishman Hillard, (416)
645-8173, firstname.lastname@example.org; Carla Morin, Visa Canada, (416)