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NYC Asian American grocery chain to accept Alipay

New York City-based iFresh, an Asian American grocery supermarket chain and online grocer, announced that its customers will soon be able to pay for items using Alipay's mobile wallet, according to a press release.

Once available, iFresh will provide Alipay services online and in stores in the U.S. through the activation and implementation support of Citcon, a leading cross-border mobile payment and marketing products provider that helps connect merchants with Chinese mobile wallet users.

"Electronic wallets and mobile e-commerce are continuing to gain popularity due to the rise of easy-to-use mobile devices," Long Deng, chairman and CEO of iFresh, said in the release. "We are pleased to partner with Alipay and Citcon as we keep optimizing our service to provide a secure, trustworthy and convenient online and in-store shopping experience. It allows students and tourists from China to shop with us seamlessly. As the first local supermarket chain to accept Alipay, we are looking forward to a revenue growth."