The next phase of 'Restock Kroger' is here
Kroger is teaming up with Chase Pay to offer mobile payments in select retail markets and e-commerce programs in 2018.
The partnership with Chase is part of Kroger's Restock Kroger Plan, an initiative that seeks to improve the customer experience at stores.
"Technology is transforming our customers' experiences and greatly influencing how we are reimagining the store of the future," said Chris Hjelm, Kroger's Chief Information Officer. "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."
The Cincinnati-based grocery chain announced that the payment option would eventually be rolled out more widely to its 2,800 stores and for online purchases.
"This is a significant win for our customers who now will be able to save time and money using Chase Payat 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."
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 operates 2,793 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia.