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Starbucks to roll out Apple Pay this year

Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s head of payments

The coffee retailer will begin accepting Apple Pay in some U.S. stores this year, Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s head of payments, said Thursday at a tech conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif. All 7,500 U.S. coffee stores owned by Starbucks will accept Apple Pay by the end of 2016, Bailey said.

The rollout could help Apple broaden consumer appeal for its mobile payments, a technology that has failed to gain wide adoption despite many high-profile efforts by numerous tech giants. Apple’s service...