“As an association that represents 2,500 small businesses across the country, we understand the importance of keeping pace with rapidly evolving payment technologies, and believe the U.S. payments infrastructure should be the global standard. This is why we’re excited to announce that coinciding with our rebrand to the Premium Cigar Association, we are the newest members of The Secure Payments Partnership (SPP),” said Executive Director Scott Pearce. “At the end of the day we need a secure payments system that works for all participants – including the hard working Americans the association represents.”
About The Secure Payments Partnership
The Secure Payments Partnership is a coalition of retailers and debit networks that have joined together to promote greater security and transparency across the payments system. SPP members include the Food Marketing Institute, National Retail Federation, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Grocers Association, First Data’s STAR Network and SHAZAM.