Safeway has announced that it is in the process of rolling out Apple Pay throughout October in the United States.

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The grocery store chain shared the news through its Twitter account in response to a customer inquiry on Sunday.

Safeway has 912 grocery stores in the United States, with over 500 along the West Coast in California, Oregon, and Washington. The tweet did not specify which locations will begin accepting Apple Pay this month.

It's important to note that customer service representatives can sometimes be misinformed, so the tweet may be inaccurate.

Yesterday, however, a Reddit user said his local Safeway had just enabled contactless payments. He tried Apple Pay and said it worked.

MacRumors has reached out to Safeway for confirmation, including participating locations, and we'll update this article if we hear back.

Last month, grocery store chain ALDI announced it now accepts Apple Pay at all of its nearly 1,700 locations across the United States.

Some other grocery stores that accept Apple Pay in the country include select Giant Food, Wegmans, BI-LO, Food Lion, Save Mart, Shop 'n Save, Trader Joe's, Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods Market, and United Supermarkets locations.

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Top Rated Comments

whyamihere Avatar
62 months ago
Now if only Kroger would get with it!
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blacktape242 Avatar
62 months ago
if only target would do the same!
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Ntombi Avatar
62 months ago
Safeway also owns Albertsons and Vons, both of which are ubiquitous in California.

This is great news for me personally, as I do a lot of shopping at a nearby Vons, as it ties in with the Just For U app and my gas rewards. I won’t keep looking like a goober forgetting whether it’s a chip or swipe terminal.
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Ivan0310 Avatar
62 months ago
Hopefully that includes Tom Thumb and Randalls stores in Texas.
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Robert.Walter Avatar
62 months ago
Now if only Kroger would get with it!
Go to Meijer’s instead. You can use Apple Pay at the register and directly at the pump!
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Kroger also owns Food4Less and Marianos here in the Midwest. I'd sell my soul for them to add Apple Pay. Marianos is my favorite place to shop.
See my suggestion regarding Meijer’s having Apple Pay at both the register and pump.
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Kroger is the largest chain in the country. I think when they roll it out, all others will follow. I'd like to see them move their Kroger Plus card to apple pay like Walgreens did with their balance rewards.
Kroger successfully tested Apple Pay in Arizona a couple of years ago. Since then it has been radio silence. Inquiries result in “no plans to use it.”

Seek alternatives. From Costco, Kroger and Target, we moved a goodly part of our shopping to Meijer & Kohl’s.
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kdarling Avatar
62 months ago
But let's all remember that in 2013 Target was one of the biggest targets of credit card account breach, the largest hack of any retailer at that time. Millions of Target customers.
Yet people still shop there :)

So no chance in hell I'd ever feel secure with "Target Pay" or any such system they implement.
Not you, but all the Americans who claim to be concerned with security, kill me. If they really cared, they'd be using Samsung Pay so that they could use tokenized payments even on old POS swipe terminals without NFC support.

Yeah I don't get it. I was under the impression that if a business' POS had contactless payment functionality then Apple Pay would automatically work, yet I keep seeing articles on MacRumors saying this or that business is getting Apple Pay.
It's an Apple fan site thing. They could just say "NFC payments", but then some readers wouldn't know that also meant Apple Pay.

So did Safeway US have contactless before and now added Apple Pay support or are they just getting contactless for the first time and that, by default, means they'll have Apple Pay?
They're just getting it, so yes, by default.
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