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