Batteries Plus Bulbs Upgrades to Ingenico Group Payment Acceptance Solution to Prep for EMV, NFC

ATLANTA, GA - (Marketwired - Jun 10, 2015) - Ingenico Group, global leader in seamless payment, announced today that Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation's largest, fastest-growing battery and light bulb franchise, has upgraded to Ingenico Group smart terminals and software to prepare for the EMV liability shift at its 650 U.S. locations. The Ingenico Group solution enables Batteries Plus Bulbs stores to securely accept magstripe debit and credit payment cards, and positions the stores to accept virtually any form of payment including EMV chip & sign, EMV chip & pin, contactless/NFC and other types of mobile wallets in the future.

Gregory Boardman, Senior Vice President of Product and Development for Ingenico Group, said, "Batteries Plus Bulbs doesn't view this as just a payments project, but rather a chance to position its stores for the future. It's always a pleasure for us to work with such a forward-thinking customer."

"Our POS vendor recommended Ingenico Group highly as the vendor with the most experience in EMV," said Michael Lehman, Chief Information Officer at Batteries Plus Bulbs. "Once we met the Ingenico Group team, we were impressed not only by their knowledge but also their willingness to work closely with us to customize a solution for our needs. We have been extremely pleased with the results."

About Batteries Plus Bulbs

Batteries Plus Blubs is the nation's largest, fastest-growing battery and light bulb franchise. Named by Franchise Business Review in its Top 50 list of franchisors with the highest overall franchisee satisfaction in 2012, and ranked as the #1 Retail Battery Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and, the company has over 650 locations in 47 states and Puerto Rico. With access to more than 45,000 types of batteries, light bulbs and accessories, Batteries Plus Bulbs has the widest selection of battery and light bulb products available, and offer unmatched service to consumers, businesses and government entities at the national and local levels. The company continues to reign as the undisputed leader in the expanding $30.7 billion U.S. battery replacement market and the growing $17 billion U.S. light bulb replacement market (according to Freedonia Research Study). Learn more at

About Ingenico Group

Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING) is the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile. With the world's largest payment acceptance network, we deliver secure payment solutions with a local, national and international scope. We are the trusted world-class partner for financial institutions and retailers, from small merchants to several of the world's best-known global brands. Our solutions enable merchants to simplify payment and deliver their brand promise. Learn more at or

SOURCE Batteries Plus Bulbs


Kaitlin Ambrogio
Ingenico Group North America
Corporate Communications manager
T: (857) 254-2413


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