Which MCX retailers have you never heard of before?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Noble Actual, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Here's the list of retailers that currently form MCX

    Never heard of:
    ACME Fresh Market
    Bahama Breeze
    buy buy Baby
    The Capital Grille
    Christmas Tree Shops
    Eddie V's
    Face Values
    Giant Eagle
    HMS Host
    K (edit, I thought that stood for Kmart but apparently it stands for something else)
    Kum & Go
    Longhorn Steakhouse
    Philips 66
    Price Rite
    Rite Aid
    Seasons (something I can't even read s2?)
    Sundco (can't tell if its an d or o)
    Yard House

    I'm not sorry but that's like 95%+ of MCX. I can't see how CurrentC is going to succeed. 95%+ I have never seen in the Bay Area or are too little I don't even care.

    Obviously the big ones are:
    Best Buy

    Thought it was pretty funny. Apple Pay may have a smaller selection with like 7 stores part of Foot Locker but I unlike MCX, I got to 90% of Apple Pay's current supported stores.

    Hope they add:
    - Chipotle (said in meeting that they we're in talks and interested, not yet committed until 2015 because they're building a brand new iOS app)
    - Trader Joes (seems like the type of consumer friendly business that would support Apple Pay, Whole Foods already does)
    - Burger King / In N Out / Jack in the Box (not that I eat there much, but they'll want to compete with McDonalds)
    - Better food places (Five Guys, Wing stop, Krispy Kreme, Ike's, etc. I could see these jump on Apple Pay too)
    - Home Depot (good chance that it will support Apple Pay, since they got hacked and it advantage agains't Lowes)
    - REI (seems like the type of store that could do it, they already support Passbook)
    - More Sport Stadiums (Apple has pretty good relationship with MLB, also Levi's Stadium already supports it)

    Basically, the future of Apple Pay is looking pretty damn bright.
  2. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    I think you're insulated from those by living in the bay area

    I've heard of most of them and shopped at a number quite frequently.
  3. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    I have heard of most of those. They are quite common across the US.
  4. jpeg42 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    LOL! These stores don't exist in my one West Coast city, so why should anyone care?? :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Is the current state of Apple innovations so small that people are really this hyped/infuriated over a pre-existing POS implementation??
  5. Noble Actual thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Fair enough.

    Think all we know is Costco and go there religiously.
  6. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    I've heard of almost all of them, because I've lived in, or visited extensively, pretty much all of continental North America.

    There are probably fewer than five in the consortium that I haven't at least heard of.

    It's Sunoco (a gas station), and the K is Circle K, a popular convenience store mostly in the Midwest. Think 7-11. Oh, and the Seasons thing might be Seasons 52, a restaurant chain (that is expanding into SoCal).
  7. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012

    I agree, Apple hasn't been innovative for a long drought, and all Apple has been doing is catching up, so I guess Apple Pay something Apple fans love, but NFC has already been around for a while now. Just like large screens, LTE, the lists goes on and on and on...

    (Flame suit on)
  8. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    I think what people are "infuriated over" is the fact that these companies went to great effort to disable a feature that was beneficial to their customers simply to further their own consumer-hostile agenda.

    No one is upset that these companies don't support Apple Pay, they are upset that these companies are actively blocking ALL contactless payments (Google Wallet included) because they're ******** about not being able to spy on every transaction you make - in other words, because the system is TOO secure and TOO convenient.
  9. Menel, Oct 27, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014

    Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Try travelling some, or at least Google. Living in a cave much?

    Publix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Publix Super Markets, Inc., commonly known as Publix, is an employee-owned, American supermarket chain based in Lakeland, Florida. Publix operates ...
    Number of locations: 1,081 Net income: US$1.552 billion (2012)
    Employees: 167,000 (2014)

    Number of locations 700
    Key people Chet Cadieux, CEO
    Revenue $11.2 billion (2013)
    Employees 16,746
    Website QuikTrip.com

    Number of locations 661
    Key people Allison Bolch Moran, CEO
    Carl Bolch Jr. Chairman
    Employees 5,900+

    Capital Grille, Eddie V, Seasons 52(not s2 LOL) and Bahama Breeze is part of Darden group, one of largest resstaurant chains in the US
    Revenue US$ $7.999 billion
    Employees 200,000[1]
    "Darden has more than 2,100 restaurant locations and more than 200,000 employees, making it the world's largest full-service restaurant company."

    Revenue est. $15 billion USD (2013)
    Employees 72,200

    Phillips 66
    Revenue US$ 171.59 billion (2013)[1]
    Employees 13,500 (2013)[1]
    Website www.phillips66.com

    And on and on! these are huge, major retailers...

    Target was hacked, still want to cloud your ACH checking acct and SSN for MCX, and shunning ApplePay. So I wouldnt derive anything about HomeDepot based on that.

    REI passbook doesnt even do barcode, REI halfassing their mobile apps. New iPad app isnt even universal, and cant read wishlist. Its disappointing.
  10. djmodifyd macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2008
    I've heard of or shopped at 3/4 of that list.
  11. tgi macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2012
    There's a Yardhouse in San Jose on Santana Row, definitely worth checking out.
  12. Noble Actual thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Ok, first calm down. LOL

    Like I said, never heard of any of these before. Maybe if they had a store where I lived. Why the hell would I travel to Florida just to go to some store. lol How about they build a store near where I live and can realistically shop? I wouldn't mind visiting their store (probably won't buy anything though now with the whole CurrentC vs Apple Pay thing) but I'll check it out.

    I didn't say those stores sucked or were little but I literally haven't heard about them until MCX.

    People these days. :rolleyes:
  13. Truefan31 macrumors 68040


    Aug 25, 2012

    It's just that if you've traveled in the us you know most of these stores. Wawa? Really? They're big on the east coast. Dillard's is a dept store chain. Meijer is like a super walmart (big in michigan).
  14. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
  15. Truefan31 macrumors 68040


    Aug 25, 2012
  16. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Probably my frustration at how monstrous and malicious this MCX ******** is.
  17. sarcosis macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2006
    These United States
    I've actually heard of most of the MCX companies, which is kind of scary when you think about it and what they are doing with CurrenC. I also have the benefit of living in the Midwest where we get a little bit of everything and I've traveled to the West Coast a few times here in the past few years.

    Just to chime in on this list since Meijer is listed. They are huge in the midwest. Biggest in Michigan, but has recently been growing. I believe it was Meijer who gave inspiration fro the Walmart SuperCenter since they are basically the same thing now: Big Box One Stop Shop Stores. Fun thing when tying back to the topic, while they support MCX per the MCX page, they are also not being a jerk, like Rite Aid and CVS, and keeping the EMV token system going. I paid for my Groceries and Gas there yesterday with Apple Pay no problems.
  18. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    In deference to the OP, I live on the east coast, and with the possible (!) exception of Rite Aid (and maybe a Christmas Tree Shop) I have never seen, nor been in any one of the stores on his 'unknown' list.

  19. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Home Depot and Burger King already support it, just not on Apple's list. The "K" thing is Circle K, and they're NFC works as well. Same with a lot of small chain grocery stores.
  20. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Better food places? You're kidding, right?
  21. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I've heard of most of those OP, and shopped at many of them.
  22. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    I don't think they're blocking Apple Pay out of spite. I think they may be contractually bound to only offer the MCX option.
  23. JohnApples macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2014
    That's what I was thinking. But, I just realized that Meijer supports BOTH MCX and Apple Pay, as they are listed as an official partner on Apple's website. It would be incredibly stupid to block NFC while being listed as an official ApplePay partner, so if Meijer does accept both, maybe being contractually bound is not the reason...?
  24. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    Exactly. Rite Aid and CVS are doing it because they think a few extra nickels will help their upper management get their bonuses. Penny wise and pound foolish.
  25. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    Drive through Iowa sometime.

    OP, I've heard of most of these. Giant Eagle is a grocery store chain based out of Pittsburgh with locations throughout the Ohio Valley. Get Go is their gas station chain. It really saddens me that they're in bed with these idiots since they're often the only (much better) game in town besides Walmart or Target. Sheetz is also a really awesome convenience store chain in Western PA. They're known for their MTO sandwiches.

    Suffice to say that a lot of these stores are based out of the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. I've lived in both regions and have been to or seen many of these stores. Yes, many places still have regional businesses that have managed to survive the Walmart takeover. And gas stations are still a very regional thing. Ever been to a Kwik Shop? Not likely. I'm not sure why these regional businesses are joining up with Walmart and their ilk, but it's not likely to work out for them.

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