Itsu, the Julian Metcalfe-led, food-to-go chain, is launching a trial of paperless receipts across all of its UK stores.

The move, being run in partnership with tech startup Flux, is designed to help cut down on the three million paper receipts Itsu prints each year.

Customers paying with Flux’s banking partners such as Barclays will receive digital receipts which show up in their banking apps, specifically showing the items they have purchased rather than just the name of the retail outlet.

The trial will add Itsu to the ranks of Flux’s other retail partnerships, including Costa Coffee, Eat and Pod, which are also trialling other products from the fintech startup such as digital rewards and cashback offers.

Matty Cusden-Ross, founder and chief executive of Flux, said: “With a strong focus on sustainability, we see itsu as a natural partner for being the first retailer to trial solely Flux’s paperless receipt product. We look forward to building exciting products for our mutual customers from paperless receipts, such as easy access nutritional information, and making the trial a success.”

Maria Dogin, head of communications at Itsu, said: “We are always striving to be a greener business and this is a terrific way to do this.”