Kroger partners with Chase Pay to offer mobile payments for online and in-lane purchases

Redesigning grocery payment experience enables seamless transactions while delivering cost savings for the future

CINCINNATI, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. is teaming up with Chase Pay—the digital engagement wallet from JPMorgan Chase & Co.— to offer mobile payments starting with select retail markets and e-commerce programs in 2018.

Kroger’s payment solutions are a part of the company’s Restock Kroger Plan, the strategy to create shareholder value by redefining how America eats. One of the key strategic drivers is to expand partnerships to create customer value, which includes Kroger forming alliances to accelerate digital and e-commerce platforms.

“Technology is transforming our customers’ experiences and greatly influencing how we are reimagining the store of the future,” said Chris Hjelm, Kroger’s Chief Information Officer. “Mobile wallets enable a more seamless shopping experience for our customers and at the same time, can help us drive cost out of our business.”

“This is a significant win for our customers who now will be able to save time and money using Chase Pay at one of the top retailers in the country,” said Jennifer Roberts, Head of Digital Products at Chase. “Kroger is one of the places our customers shop the most, and it’s great to deliver more value to both a key partner and our customers.”

Through the partnership, Chase’s 65 million customers will have an opportunity to use Chase Pay at Kroger for online and in-lane purchases.

For more information about The Kroger Co., visit www.TheKrogerCo.com.

For more information about Chase Pay, visit www.ChasePay.com.

About Kroger 
At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™. We are 453,000 associates who serve nearly nine million customers every day in 2,793 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Our Family of Companies operates an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized order online service – in addition to 2,258 pharmacies, 783 convenience stores, 307 fine jewelry stores, 222 retail health clinics, 1,472 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Our Company has been recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for our support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. As a leader in supplier diversity, we are a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

About Chase 
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: 5,300 branches, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to Chase.com.

Contact:

513/782-3300

SOURCE: The Kroger Co.

JAPAN: Rakuten Card offers easy, fast and secure way to make mobile payments with Apple Pay

Tokyo, 2016-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. today (October 25, 2016) brings its customers Apple Pay, an easy, fast and secure way to make mobile payments that is private and convenient with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 throughout their day, including in transit, stores, apps and on the web*1.

Since launch in July 2005, Rakuten Card has rapidly gained popularity with key initiatives such as “No annual fees,” “High loyalty point rewards” and “Loyalty points for use on all Rakuten’s diverse services.” The 2015 Japanese Customer Satisfaction Index (JCSI) ranked Rakuten Card as No. 1 for customer satisfaction in the credit card category for the seventh year running. By offering customers Apple Pay, Rakuten Card will aim to continue to increase convenience for a broad range of customers.

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive rewards and benefits offered by their cards. Rakuten Card cardholders using their cards with Apple Pay will continue to enjoy the reward of one Rakuten Super Point for every 100 yen spent. To begin using Apple Pay, customers should update to the latest software for iOS, watchOS and macOS, available today as free updates.

To use Apple Pay In stores, tell the cashier you would like to pay with QUICPay, then simply place your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus near the contactless reader, and with the touch of a finger on Touch ID, the payment is complete. When paying with your Apple Watch Series 2, double-click the side button before holding it near the reader.

For Rakuten Card cardholders with the Mastercard and JCB brands, online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger on Touch ID, so there’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. They can also use Suica with their iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2, and use their Rakuten Card with the Mastercard and JCB brands to recharge their Suica balance or purchase railway tickets with Apple Pay. When paying for goods and services on the go in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 with macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch.

Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. If your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch is ever lost, you can use Find My iPhone to put your device in Lost Mode to suspend Apple Pay, or you can wipe your device clean completely. You can also stop the ability to make payments with Apple Pay on iCloud.com.

When you use a credit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. When you use Apple Pay, your credit card number will not be shared with the merchant.

Rakuten Card will continue to work to introduce innovative and reliable new payment services that add to the range of convenient services offered to our cardholders.

For more information on Apple Pay, visit: http://www.apple.com/jp/apple-pay/

*1 Eligible cards: Rakuten Card, Rakuten Pink Card, Rakuten Gold Card, Rakuten Premium Card, Rakuten ANA Mileage Club Card, Rakuten Bank Card, Rakuten Card Academy, Rakuten Business Card, Rakuten Black Card, Vissel Kobe Official Supporters Card, Rakuten Eagles Card

Source: Rakuten, Inc.

Inditex deploys mobile payments across all of the Group’s Spanish stores

Arteixo, Spain, 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Inditex is enabling mobile payments across all of the Group’s Spanish stores from 1 September. This new customer service will be available both within the online apps of Inditex’s eight retail concepts and in the form of a Group-wide app called InWallet which users can download from the platforms corresponding to their operating systems.

In the Inditex Group apps (corresponding to Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe), the tool is featured under the name of Wallet and allows end-to-end management of online and offline purchase records, facilitating elimination of hard-copy receipts.

As Inditex’s chairman and CEO Pablo Isla announced at the Annual General Meeting held last July, the service has been developed entirely by Inditex’s Technology Centre staff and is designed to enhance the customer shopping experience and significantly simplify the registration, purchase and returns processes.

Customers can start to use Wallet whithin the online apps of any of the Inditex retail brands by introducing the payment cards they wish to associate with the account and to select one as their preferred or default option. They can also download the InWallet app, common to all the Group’s formats. From that point on, each time they carry out a transaction, the application will instantly generate a QR code with which to manage payment in a safe environment.

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex
Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

Source: Inditex

Rite Aid stores nationwide will begin accepting mobile payments, including Apple Pay™ and Google Wallet™, starting August 15

CAMP HILL, PA, 2015-8-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid announced today that all of the Company’s nearly 4,600 stores nationwide will begin accepting mobile payments, including Apple Pay™ and Google Wallet, starting Saturday, August 15. The Company will also accept Google’s forthcoming Android Pay TM.  Additionally, all Rite Aid stores will also accept tap and pay credit and debit cards.  

“Increasingly, consumers are actively seeking out and incorporating mobile technology into many facets of their life, including their shopping and purchasing decisions,” said Ken Martindale, CEO of Rite Aid stores and president of Rite Aid Corporation. “By accepting mobile payments, we’re able to offer

Rite Aid customers an easy and convenient checkout process, which we know is important to them. Investing in mobile technologies is just one piece of Rite Aid’s evolving digital strategy and we will continue to explore, test and implement innovative technologies that will help us to better serve our valued customers.” 

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

 

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