Kroger this week started accepting Apple Pay and different contactless cost strategies at choose places in Kentucky and Ohio, permitting prospects to faucet to pay with an iPhone or Apple Watch at checkout, in accordance with prospects on Reddit and Twitter.

It is unclear what number of Kroger places are actually accepting Apple Pay, or if NFC-based mostly funds shall be expanded to all of the over 1,200 grocery shops that function beneath the namesake Kroger model. We now have reached out to an organization spokesperson for remark and can replace this story if we obtain any further info.

Kroger was one of the biggest Apple Pay holdouts within the U.S. because the service launched in 2014, alongside Walmart, The Dwelling Depot, and Lowe’s. Kroger did roll out Apple Pay at some of its different grocery chains previously few years, together with Ralphs in California, QFC in Washington and Oregon, and King Soopers in Colorado and Wyoming.

Kroger-owned chain Fred Meyer additionally just lately began accepting Apple Pay at its shops within the Northwest, a spokesperson confirmed, whereas its North Carolina-based mostly banner Harris Teeter tweeted it’s “working in the direction of accepting Apple Pay.”

In a press launch final yr, Apple stated that Apple Pay was accepted at greater than 90% of U.S. retailers, and Kroger is a major addition. The corporate additionally continues to supply its personal service referred to as Kroger Pay, which requires prospects to scan a QR code at checkout to pay with a debit or bank card saved within the Kroger app.

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