The retailer was the focus of some serious customer backlash last fall, when it shut down support for Apple Pay. That's because the drugstore chain was among the retailers committed to the Merchant Customer Exchange, which is testing its own mobile payment service, CurrentC. However, the exclusivity terms that bound members of MCX are beginning to expire.
A Rite Aid spokesperson said the drugstore chain remains a "strong supporter" of CurrentC and that it plans to accept this form of mobile payment when it becomes available nationwide. It couched the announcement as a customer benefit. A spokesperson for the Merchant Customer Exchange could not immediately be reached for comment.
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