Chase Pay acceptance coming to Kroger in 2018
The Kroger Co. is teaming up with Chase Pay—the digital wallet from JPMorgan Chase & Co.— to offer mobile payments starting with select retail markets and e-commerce programs in 2018, according to a press release.
Through the partnership, Chase's 65 million customers will have an opportunity to use Chase Pay at Kroger for online and in-lane purchases.
Kroger said the Chase Pay deal is part of a initiative to expand partnerships to create customer value, which includes Kroger forming alliances to accelerate digital and e-commerce platforms.
"Technology is transforming our customers' experiences and greatly influencing how we are reimagining the store of the future," said Chris Hjelm, Kroger's CIO. "Mobile wallets enable a more seamless shopping experience for our customers and at the same time, can help us drive cost out of our business."
"This is a significant win for our customers who now will be able to save time and money using Chase Pay at one of the top retailers in the country," said Jennifer Roberts, head of digital products at Chase. "Kroger is one of the places our customers shop the most, and it's great to deliver more value to both a key partner and our customers."