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."

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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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Top Rated Comments

sputnikv Avatar
65 months ago
excellent

edit: this is stupid
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
grobik Avatar
65 months ago
Then four months later when "Publix pay" fails they roll out unbranded support for Apple and Google Pay. *cough cough, target*
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jyby Avatar
65 months ago
Science Rules!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calstanford Avatar
65 months ago
Hahaha how pathetic. Even they don’t know their own payment system which obviously no one will use.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sinsin07 Avatar
65 months 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SoundJudgment Avatar
65 months 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. >:)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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