Albertsons Companies announced today that Apple Pay is now available in all banners and more than 2,300 stores nationwide. Apple Pay is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s also fast and convenient for customers.
Apple Pay is a new feature at check stands in the company’s Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Randalls and Carrs stores. Apple Pay has already been available to customers at Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Star Market, Haggen and United stores.
“We are focused on meeting our customers wherever and however they like to shop,” said Anuj Dhanda, EVP and CIO at Albertsons Companies. “We are pleased to enhance that experience by offering Apple Pay across all of our stores. Customers want faster, time-saving options that are stable and secure. Apple Pay satisfies that need and fits in well with our omni-channel shopping solutions.”
Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and beneﬁts offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later and Apple Watch.