American retailer The Kroger has signed an agreement to offer JPMorgan Chase’s mobile wallet, Chase Pay, as a new payments option to its customers.

Kroger said that the move is part of its Restock Kroger plan, which aims to make partnerships that will expand customer value.

The alliance will enable the bank’s 65 million customers to use Chase Pay mobile wallet for making online and in-lane purchases at Kroger.

The service will be rolled out in select retail markets and e-commerce programmes in 2018.

Kroger chief information officer Chris Hjelm said: “Technology is transforming our customers’ experiences and greatly influencing how we are reimagining the store of the future. 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.”

Chase head of digital products Jennifer Roberts added: “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.”

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