Kroger-Owned Grocery Store Chain Harris Teeter Begins Accepting Apple Pay

Kroger-owned grocery store chain Harris Teeter this week announced it now accepts Apple Pay and other contactless payment methods at all of its over 250 locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and a few other states.

Apple Pay Feature
Apple Pay also started rolling out at some actual Kroger locations in Kentucky and Ohio earlier this month, as the company finally embraces NFC technology. Kroger was one of the largest Apple Pay holdouts in the U.S. since the service launched in 2014, alongside Walmart and The Home Depot, but it now accepts Apple Pay at some or all Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, QFC, King Soopers, and Harris Teeter locations across the country.

Apple Pay allows customers to tap to pay with an iPhone or Apple Watch at checkout, providing a convenient and secure payment method. Alongside Apple Pay, Kroger continues to offer its own service called Kroger Pay, which requires customers to scan a QR code at checkout to pay with a debit or credit card stored in the Kroger app.

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Top Rated Comments

echopulse Avatar
11 months ago
About time.

Now, there is just Home Depot, Lowes, HEB, Walmart, Menards, Paper Source, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Winco Foods, Graybar, Fleet Farm, and about 2/3 of the Kroger owned stores before the US reaches 95%+ acceptance.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
11 months ago
Going to the Kroger Store this weekend and will test out Apple Pay.

Anyone wants me to grab some ice cream? ? ?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
McWetty Avatar
11 months ago
Kroger ✅
Target ✅
Home Depot ❌

We’re getting there…
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
11 months ago
I went to the US Post office yesterday.

Needed some stamps.

Paid with watch.

Went to whole foods and picked up a special ketchup.

Paid with watch.

Got a hamburger and fries at chain.

Paid with watch.

so dang useful. I freaking love paying with the watch and apple pay.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tagbert Avatar
11 months ago

Agreed! Walmart needs it desperately. Not sure what's taking so long for them.
Walmart really wants you to use their apps which uses QR codes to talk to the terminal. They likely have negotiated favorable rates on the payment processors for transactions coming through their app and they don’t want you using some other system if they can help it. Direct credit card payments are grandfathered in, otherwise they’d probably oppose that too. This is probably why a lot of the big chains are resistant to NFC and ApplePay.

The other reason is that they get no data on the shopper from ApplePay and they want that data for tracking and promotions. With their app, they know everything.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
11 months ago

Going to the Kroger Store this weekend and will test out Apple Pay.

Anyone wants me to grab some ice cream? ? ?
Cookies and cream, if they are out. Just vanilla.

Thank you in advance!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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