Croatia's top food retailer introduces payment in cryptocurrencies

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ZAGREB, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Croatia's largest food retailer, Konzum, said on Wednesday that from this month it had introduced an option of paying with cryptocurrencies in its online shops to be the first local retailer offering the payment service.

Konzum is part of the Fortenova Grupa which is the biggest food producer and retailer in the Balkan region.

"Paying with cryptocurrencies is currently possible in our online shops, but soon we plan to introduce it in other shops across the country," Konzum said in a statement.

Konzum, whose shops are also frequented by many foreign tourists visiting Croatia, offers the possibility of payment in nine cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin.

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Reporting by Igor Ilic, Editing by Louise Heavens

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