Apple’s mobile contactless payment system Apple Pay announced on Tuesday it is coming to Target, Taco Bell, Hy-Vee supermarkets in the Midwest, Speedway convenience stores, and Jack in the Box. According to Apple, 74 of the top 100 merchants in the US and 65 % of all retail locations across the country will support the service. While sharing more details about adding the retailers, Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s Vice President of Internet Services, stated:
“Whether customers are buying everyday household items, groceries, snacks for a road trip or grabbing a quick meal, Apple Pay is the easiest way to pay in stores, while also being secure and faster than using a credit or debit card at the register. We’re thrilled even more customers will be able to pay at their favorite stores and restaurants using the Apple devices that are always with them.”
“These top merchants join other national retailers that already support Apple Pay. In 2018, Costco completed the rollout of Apple Pay to over 500 US warehouses and CVS Pharmacy introduced Apple Pay at all of its nearly 8,400 stand-alone locations. 7-Eleven launched Apple Pay at 95 percent of its US stores last year.”
The launch in the various retailer locations comes just days after Apple announced it has partnered with brokerage TD Ameritrade to provide a streamlined money transfer. Apple also stated in the past that customers should expect more from services going forward, with potential for the company to become a one-stop shop for financial services beyond payments and transfers.