Associated Food Stores: more than 200 independent and locally owned grocers now accept Android Pay

Contactless Pay Option Available at Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s, Lin’s, Fresh Market and other local grocery stores

Salt Lake City, Utah2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Few shoppers leave home without their cell phone. Now their favorite device can help them pay for their groceries. Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s, Lin’s and Fresh Market, along with more than 200 independent and locally owned grocers now accept Android Pay—a simple way to pay in stores with your mobile device.

To use Android Pay, shoppers can download Android Pay in the Play store and add their preferred credit and debit cards. Users can make purchases by unlocking their phones and holding it near the contactless terminal. Android Pay works even if the app isn’t open.  To keep card information secure, payment information is encrypted and constantly monitored for fraud. Instead, Android Pay uses a virtual account number for transactions and does not share the actual 16-digit card number with merchants or store it on the device.

“We want to make grocery shopping as easy as possible for our guests. That includes offering a variety of options when it comes to payment, from traditional choices like cash and cards, to mobile payments,” said Jason Sokol, Director of Marketing for Associated Food Stores.

Android Pay is also available at multiple participating Associated Food Stores retailers including Broulim’s, Blairs, Bowmans, Davis Food & Drug, Kent’s Marketplace, Lee’s MarketPlace and Stokes Market. For more information about Android Pay, visit https://www.android.com/pay/

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About Associated Food Stores
Associated Food Stores was established in 1940 when 34 independent retailers joined together to battle high supplier costs and competition from large chain stores. That fighting spirit has continued to help the grocery wholesaler grow over the last 75 years. With a focus on the little guy, AFS has changed the way independent retailers operate and allowed them to prosper and currently serves more than 500 retailers across the intermountain West. For more information about Associated Food Stores visit afstores.com