Monday, October 27, 2014
CVS And Rite Aid Disable Apple Pay At Stores
Pharmacy chains CVS and Rite Aid have disabled Apple Pay from working at their stores across the U.S. A spokeswoman for Rite Aid said that the company does not currently accept Apple Pay and that the company was still in the process of evaluating mobile payment options. Apple declined to comment on the actions from both stores. However, chief emerging payments officer at MasterCard Ed McLaughlin said that consumers should have the ability to pay any way they want and that the company looks forward to turning on the functionality back on in their stores. Apple Pay launched last week and is accepted at over 200,000 locations in the U.S. Rite Aid and CVS competitor Walgreens has been one of the biggest supporters of Apple Pay, as the feature is available at many of its over 8,000 stores around the United States.