Apple today announced new retail locations that will start accepting Apple Pay contactless payment in the US. Target, Taco Bell, Hy-Vee supermarkets in the Midwest, Speedway convenience stores and Jack in the Box are some of the new retailers to support Apple Pay. With this new expansion, Apple Pay is now supported by 74 of the top 100 merchants in the US and 65 percent of all retail locations across the country.
Apple Pay is rolling out now in Target stores and will be available in all 1,850 locations across the US in the coming weeks. Customers can use Apple Pay today at more than 245 Hy-Vee stores in the Midwest and inside the store at all of Speedway’s approximately 3,000 locations across the Midwest, East Coast and Southeast. Apple Pay is also rolling out to more than 7,000 Taco Bell and 2,200 Jack in the Box locations in the next few months.
Last year, popular retailers like CVC Pharmacy, Costco and 7-Eleven rolled out Apple Pay support in most of their retail locations. “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,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services.