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SAN FRANCISCO - (01/12/06) – Biometric identificationcompany Pay By Touch said it has signed with two midwestsupermarket chains to allow shoppers in Minnesota and North Dakotato use their fingerprints to pay for groceries. SUPERVALU hasagreed to introduce the company’s fingerprint payment systemin its five Hornbacher’s grovery stores in Fargo, N.D. andneighboring Moorhead, Minn., as has Cash Wise in selected stores inthe two states. The Pay By Touch system debits bank and creditunion accounts by allowing shoppers to use touch a keypad at thepoint-of-sale, instead of using a credit or debit card.

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