Kroger Pay

Dan Monk, reporting for WKRP WCPO Cincinnati

The Kroger Co. debuted a new mobile payment option Wednesday that is launching in Columbus and Colorado but expanding to all stores nationwide by year end.

Kroger Pay is an app that generates a single-use QR code that can be scanned at the checkout counter to pay for a Kroger purchase. The app can be linked to any major credit or debit card. Kroger is also launching the Kroger Rewards debit card so payments, fuel points and other rewards can be tied to each purchase.

I don’t think there’s a Kroger anywhere near Philadelphia. I’ve never set foot in one. But they’re a huge chain — the largest supermarket chain in the world — so, like Walmart, they might have a chance of making their own payments thing work, eschewing Apple Pay.

But, still, QR codes? Gross.

Thursday, 14 February 2019