Cardtronics announced it has signed an agreement to provide ATM services to North Carolina-based Harris Teeter, a regional chain of supermarkets located primarily in U.S. Mid-Atlantic States. As part of the agreement, Cardtronics has initially installed 100 company-owned and -operated ATMs for Harris Teeter in Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Additionally, the agreement provides Cardtronics the exclusive right to install ATMs in new Harris Teeter stores, as well as to transition all existing non-bank branch cash machines at Harris Teeter stores to Cardtronics’ ATMs, over time.
Prior to establishing a long-term ATM services agreement with Cardtronics, Harris Teeter offered its customers ATM access in more than 90 of its locations, with the cash machines supported by multiple financial institutions and ATM deployers. As part of an initiative to quickly extend ATM access across its entire chain of grocery stores, Harris Teeter selected Cardtronics as its single-source partner to facilitate the rapid expansion into 100 additional locations – while also providing a consistent ATM experience for customers.
All 100 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 brand-able retail ATMs. Cardtronics launched and completed this relationship launch installation project with Harris Teeter within the month of 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 timeframe,” said Rick Updyke, president, U.S. Business Group, Cardtronics. “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 – with the benefits to both companies plentiful and compelling.”