by Dan Moren
Apple Pay coming to Target, other locations
Target, Taco Bell, Hy-Vee supermarkets in the Midwest, Speedway convenience stores and Jack in the Box are the latest merchants to support Apple Pay, the most popular mobile contactless payment system in the world that lets customers easily and securely pay in stores using their iPhone and Apple Watch. With the addition of these national retailers, 74 of the top 100 merchants in the US and 65 percent of all retail locations across the country will support Apple Pay.
Target has been one of the big Apple Pay holdouts, since it was first part of the CurrentC/MCX consortium, and then seemed to want to push customers towards using its own proprietary system, which never really took off.
It’s also one of increasingly few big stores in my area that doesn’t take Apple Pay, so it’s nice to see it get onboard with contactless payments. The future’s almost here!