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Harris Teeter goes with single ATM provider
November 2nd, 2011
HOUSTON – Harris Teeter is moving to one ATM service provider under a long-term agreement with Cardtronics Inc.
Cardtronics said Wednesday that as part of the deal, it has initially installed 100 company-owned and -operated ATMs for Harris Teeter in Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The agreement also provides Cardtronics the exclusive right to install ATMs in new Harris Teeter stores and to eventually transition all current non-bank branch cash machines at Harris Teeter stores to Cardtronics' ATMs.
Previously, Matthews, N.C.-based Harris Teeter, which has 205 supermarkets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, offered customers ATM access in more than 90 of its stores, with the cash machines supported by multiple financial institutions and ATM deployers, according to Cardtronics. The ATM provider added that as part of an initiative to rapidly extend cash machine access chainwide, Harris Teeter chose Cardtronics as its single-source partner to facilitate expansion into 100 additional locations, while also providing a consistent ATM experience for customers.
All 100 of the recently installed Cardtronics-owned, Harris Teeter-located ATMs have been folded into Cardtronics' surcharge-free Allpoint Network and become part of the company's inventory of brandable retail ATMs. Cardtronics said it launched and completed this relationship launch installation project with Harris Teeter during October.
"Cardtronics is well-positioned to support Harris Teeter's vision of a consistent customer ATM experience across the entire Harris Teeter chain. And our experience, scale and stability enabled Cardtronics to execute the initial ATM rollout schedule within an expedited time frame," Rick Updyke, president of the U.S. Business Group for Cardtronics, said in a statement. "Cardtronics' ATM branding expertise, our Allpoint surcharge-free network, as well as our proven operational excellence can all help drive consumer traffic to a well-respected regional grocer like Harris Teeter ."
Overall, Cardtronics owns and operates more than 41,900 retail ATMs in the United States and international locations.