Good Oil Co. Releases Mobile App

With access to on-the-go customers, the new app from Good Oil will help to attract new and repeat business, as well as drive in-store sales. Good Oil Co. has partnered with OpenStore in an attempt to reach on-the-go customers. The Indiana-based company, Good Oil, currently owns and operates 14 convenience locations throughout Indiana and Illinois under the Good


Thermometer Integration

Zenput, a provider of mobile operations management for retail stores and restaurants, has announced an integration with BlueTherm probe thermometers, which lets multi-unit foodservice operators instantly measure and log temperature readings for all prepared foods. Together, the thermometer probe and Zenput’s mobile solution eliminate the need for foodservice workers or managers to manually log temperatures, […]

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MotoMart Partners With Acumera

Rolls out a comprehensive network management solution, including Dual WAN Failover app, which provides high availability wide area network (WAN) connectivity. MotoMart convenience stores have added Acumera’s C-Store Connections package. MotoMart is part of family-owned FKG Oil Co., is headquartered in Belleville, Ill., and operates 78 stores in six states in the Midwest. According to

Samsung Pay Launches in the U.S.

Samsung enters mobile payments race with new, widely accepted technology. Samsung, as of Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, has launched it’s new Samsung Pay technology within the U.S. This debut comes only weeks after Android Pay was launched and approximately one year after the introduction of Apple Pay, but Samsung is confident that its new technology

How to Take Advantage of Learning Opportunities

Retailers looking for insights on the technology front, whether it’s optimizing data or adding a mobile payment system, can find it at the NACS Show. By Ed Collupy The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show being held this month offers convenience store retailers an opportunity to learn about the latest trends and innovations impacting

How to Transition to Prepaid Cards

As it relates to prepaid platforms and the American consumer, the user profile has gone mass market. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor Sharon Neal is the dream customer for any retailer selling prepaid cards. As manager of an educational foundation, Neal spent $10,000 on AMEX prepaid cards in 2014. Neal purchased numerous $25 cards and

How to Decipher Technology Lies

Our smartphones, tablets and other devices are technological marvels, but they’ve diverted our attention away from what people can accomplish in conversations. By CSD Staff Advertisements promise that the latest smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other gadgets will put blazing speed at our fingertips, enable us to multitask like an octopus and ensure that we never miss

FED Adopts Enhancements To Same-Day ACH Service

Phase one of the new rule is set to go into effect next September. The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday, Sept. 23, approved enhancements to the Federal Reserve Banks’ same-day automated clearing house (ACH) service, despite opposition from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and other stakeholders. The enhancements are intended to align the

Starbucks Introduces Mobile Order & Pay Nationwide

The new app feature allows coffee customers to place their orders before they get to Starbucks. Starbucks Coffee Co. has introduced the nationwide availability of Mobile Order & Pay on iOS and Android devices, a new feature of the popular Starbucks mobile app that allows customers to place and pay for their order in advance

How ‘Chip’ Card Mandate Is Impacting Retailers

As retailers spend billions to become compliant as fraud liability shifts, American banks and credit unions drag their feet on adding PIN numbers for extra security. This fall national retailers are turning on newly-installed payment terminals aimed at better protecting consumers from cybercrime and credit card fraud. These machines are designed to accept new, more

Kalibrate Releases New Pricing Cloud Programs

New additions to Kalibrate’s Pricing Cloud make it easy for retailers to manage price performance both in-store and on the forecourt. Kalibrate has added Merchandise and Promotion pricing to the Kalibrate Pricing Cloud. Through a partnership with Clear Demand, these new additions fulfill the Kalibrate’s commitment to offering end-to-end price performance management to fuel and convenience retailers worldwide. The

CEFCO Adopts Verifone Solutions

Verifone offers new solutions to support EMV in-store and at-the-pump. The Fikes Cos. have selected Verifone’s Commander Site Controller and Ruby2 POS solutions for deployment across its chain of CEFCO Convenience Stores. All of CEFCO’s 227 convenience store locations within Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas will adopt the new software. EXPEDITED EMV MIGRATION Verifone’s solutions will

On-the-Go Kiosk

Pan-Oston has introduced a unique drive-through kiosk that is turning heads. Any type of kiosk can be designed, engineered, integrated and installed so that customers’ wait time is decreased and shopping satisfaction is increased. For example, with a pharmacy drive-through kiosk, customers can quickly and easily communicate with a pharmacist via two-way video, and pay […]

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Alon Brands Certifies Comdata As Preferred Solution

Alon Brands becomes the third certified Comdata provider. Comdata’s innovative Smart Solutions POS system has become brand-certified with Alon Brands. The Dallas-based supplier and marketer of ALON fuels has certified Comdata as a preferred solution for locations with a high volume of over-the-road transactions. Comdata’s Smart Solutions suite of POS devices offer flexible, convenient payment options for store

How to Keep Up With Evolving Payment Technology

As mobile payment grows, c-store retailers try different paths to meet customer demands. By Brad Perkins, Contributing Editor Cash may still be king, but another portable payment system has its eyes on the throne: Mobile. As a result, convenience stores operators are keeping their eyes on the progress of this inevitable transition, looking for the

Low Energy Freezer

Southbend has introduced the new TruCHILL blast chiller/shock freezer system. This environmentally-friendly product rapidly cools contents to safe storing temperatures, while improving quality, reducing waste, controlling food costs, extending shelf life and meeting all HAACP requirements. Constructed with almost 99% recyclable materials, the TruCHILL is an ISO 14001 Certified, R404a refrigerant that is CFC/HCFC free. […]

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Alliance Data Systems Corp. Provides Tap-and-Pay Functionality to Retail Partners

Alliance Data Systems Corp. provides retail partners with technology which makes customer payments fast and easy. Alliance Data Systems Corp.’s card services business will now provide an EMV-based co-brand credit card solution with tap-and-pay functionality to its retail partners. This new technology will make payments simple, fast and easy by allow customers to pay for purchases by tapping their card

G&M Oil Co. Upgrades To EMV-Certified Technology

G&M looks to enhance performance through new partnership. G&M Oil Co. Inc. has partnered with Gilbarco Veeder-Root to provide an extensive EMV-certified technology upgrade. The upgrade will be integrated at 120 locations across Southern California. In order to enhance performance, seeks to utilize Gilbarco’s integrated Passport point-of-sale and media at the pump solution, Applause TV with VNET. G&M Oil leadership had been searching for

How to Power Up Savings

What operational areas should convenience stores—intent on conserving energy and cutting electric bills—tackle first? Start with the basics. By Traci Dawn Carneal, Contributing Editor Efforts to reduce energy consumption can reap significant benefits for any retail operation, especially in convenience stores where even small cutbacks can mean big cost savings. The sliding scale of options,

New Retail Intelligence From Gigwalk and IRI

Gigwalk and IRI help retailers reach maximum ROI. Gigwalk and Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) have formed an alliance combining the power of the IRI Liquid Data technology platform with data from Gigwalk’s Mobile Crowdsourcing solution. Together, these technologies will form data sets CPG brands can use to support their retail strategy and in-store efforts. Real-time, comprehensive views into retail operations

How to Keep Your C-Store Safe

Whether it’s employee theft, a robber, skimmers or other individuals intent on shrinking your profits, employing modern preventive means and methodologies is crucial in protecting your employees and your business. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor In the convenience store industry, a combination of best practices and technology are assisting c-store operators in reducing shrinkage problems.

Verifone Completes EMV Certification

This October, payment networks are shifting the liability for certain fraudulent non-EMV transactions from card issuers to those who accept payment, and Verifone is helping its retailers support EMV. Convenience store retailers using Verifone can now offer a secure payment solution compatible with EMV and NFC payment acceptance. Moneris Solutions Corp., a credit and debit

Easy Weighing

METTLER TOLEDO has launched a new compact, battery-operated ML-T balance line. The balances feature larger-than-average weighing pans, while also boasting the smallest in-class footprint. Built-in applications and a straightforward user interface make the ML-T convenient, even for untrained operators. A standard weigh-in guide and large color touchscreen with red light/green light indicators creates easy readability […]

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How to Optimize Inventory Control

Improper inventory control can become costly. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern When it comes to inventory, manual control is no longer practical, nor is it necessary. Technology is available to make inventory control not only easier, but also more effective. When deciding how much of each product to carry, there are a number of factors

Samsung Pay Soon Available to Discover Cardmembers

Discover plans to give cardmembers the ability to pay with their Discover card, using their mobile phone.   Discover cardmembers will soon have the ability to use Samsung Pay to make purchases with their discover card. Samsung pay is an app available on Samsung brand mobile phones, which stores credit card information in order to offer users a