Supermarket Chain Publix Says It's Rolling Out Apple Pay Support All Stores [Update: No]

Florida-based supermarket chain Publix, which has over 1200 stores throughout the southeastern United States, has announced (via Reddit) that it is rolling out support for Apple Pay to all of its stores "within the coming weeks."


The news comes via Publix's Twitter account yesterday, responding to a customer who asked about the lack of support for Apple's mobile payments system.


Not all of Publix's Twitter support agents appear to have been briefed on the news, however, as just in the past few hours other responses to customers have simply offered to "share your suggestion" with the customer service or payments team.

There have been scattered reports of Publix testing Apple Pay in a few stores for a while now, but it looks like a full rollout is finally underway.

Update 8:00 PM: In a follow-up Tweet, Publix now says its initial response was "incorrect." Publix is actually rolling out its own Publix Pay system.

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11 weeks ago
excellent

edit: this is stupid
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11 weeks ago
Then four months later when "Publix pay" fails they roll out unbranded support for Apple and Google Pay. *cough cough, target*
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11 weeks ago
Update: No

Another reason Wegmans is the best grocery store in the US.
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11 weeks ago
Hahaha how pathetic. Even they don’t know their own payment system which obviously no one will use.
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11 weeks ago

If Publix is really holding out and blocking acceptance of Apple and Google Pay NFC options? Then fine. Take the family 'shopping' one day at a busy market... load up two carts (big family, right?) and dump it all at the check out counter(s). Make sure to get lots of Ice Cream for that gathering later!
After it is all counted and bagged... hold out your phone up to the Terminal Pad, "Hey... why isn't this working?? Come on!" As the cashier sheepishly explains that the terminals are only for Credit Cards.... throw up your hands and sigh, "Well all I have are these NFC options as they work everywhere I go! Come on, family.....let's go to Aldi's across the street." The dejected group all sigh together and walk out of the store... leaving the piles of picnic groceries behind.

That's what you call a D*** move.
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11 weeks ago
If Publix is really holding out and blocking acceptance of Apple and Google Pay NFC options? Then fine. Take the family 'shopping' one day at a busy market... load up two carts (big family, right?) and dump it all at the check out counter(s). Make sure to get lots of Ice Cream for that gathering later!
After it is all counted and bagged... hold out your phone up to the Terminal Pad, "Hey... why isn't this working?? Come on!" As the cashier sheepishly explains that the terminals are only for Credit Cards.... throw up your hands and sigh, "Well all I have are these NFC options as they work everywhere I go! Come on, family.....let's go to Aldi's across the street." The dejected group all sigh together and walk out of the store... leaving the piles of picnic groceries behind. >:)
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11 weeks ago
It's time for payment networks (Visa, Mastercard, etc.) to start mandating NFC support to be enabled in all payment terminals. This is getting ridiculous that a fast, secure, and standard form of payment is being disabled on purpose for stupid reasons in the US.

Chase is issuing NFC capable credit cards now (as in, you can tap the card itself like Europeans have been doing for years), maybe if more banks pick up on this there will be pressure to get NFC working universally.
[doublepost=1559273328][/doublepost]Whoah. The tweet mentioning Publix Pay was deleted. Maybe "Monique" screwed up and it really IS Apple Pay?
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11 weeks ago
Just deleted the publix app off my iPhone. I want no part of this garbage.
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11 weeks ago

If Publix is really holding out and blocking acceptance of Apple and Google Pay NFC options? Then fine. Take the family 'shopping' one day at a busy market... load up two carts (big family, right?) and dump it all at the check out counter(s). Make sure to get lots of Ice Cream for that gathering later!
After it is all counted and bagged... hold out your phone up to the Terminal Pad, "Hey... why isn't this working?? Come on!" As the cashier sheepishly explains that the terminals are only for Credit Cards.... throw up your hands and sigh, "Well all I have are these NFC options as they work everywhere I go! Come on, family.....let's go to Aldi's across the street." The dejected group all sigh together and walk out of the store... leaving the piles of picnic groceries behind. >:)

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11 weeks ago
We stopped going to Publix once Aldi came to town. Quality is similar for food and prices are much lower. Publix is a great supermarket but or grocery bill would be 25-50% higher if we exclusively shopped there. Apple Pay at Aldi works well.
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