Visa Launches ‘Visa Cashless Challenge’

Visa outlines net benefits for merchants that reduce dependency on cash transactions. Visa Inc. has a deal for small merchants willing to consider eliminating cash transactions. Aiming to create a culture where cash is no longer king, the program will give merchants increased ability to accept all forms of global digital payments. Visa will be

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ADD Systems Welcomes Tracie Nall

Nall brings over 20 years of convenience store industry experience leveraging technology / back-office software to the organization. Advanced Digital Data Inc. (ADD Systems) welcomes Tracie Nall of Kernersville, N.C. as Regional Sales Representative. Nall’s role within the sales team will focus on the Convenience Store and Wholesale Petroleum industries. “The management team is excited

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When Cash is King, Safety Rules

From smart safes to best practices in ATM location and cash drawer management, savvy c-store retailers work to keep employees and customers safe from would-be thieves. By Brad Perkins, Contributing Editor Rumors of cash’s demise have been swirling for years. But if cash were no longer king, the lengths thieves go to get it would

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Gilbarco Fuel Dispenser Processes First “Chip” Transaction

With simple software upgrades, Passport sites can be easily configured and enabled for full chip transactions at the dispenser for all major card types. Gilbarco Veeder-Root has announced the successful processing of the first U.S. Europay, Mastercard and Visa “chip” transaction at a fuel dispenser, utilizing Gilbarco’s Passport Point-of-Sale (POS) and Encore fuel dispensers on

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Orton Oil Co. Adds PDI for ERP Software

Automates manual processes and gains new data insights for enhancing margin. Orton Oil Co. selected PDI as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider. The Minnesota-based convenience retailer and fuel distributor licensed PDI’s retail and petroleum wholesale software to improve efficiency by automating manual processes and helping employees manage by exception. “During the decision-making process,

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Stuzo Introduces QuickStart for Conexxus

Innovation facilitates the adoption of mobile commerce standards. Stuzo, a digital product innovation firm, has released two key technology assets for the fuel retail industry, including a testing simulator for developing Conexxus compliant mobile commerce solutions. The first asset is Open Commerce Reference Architecture: An open plug in based reference architecture for the rapid development

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Pinnacle Honing POS Technology

Merchants can leverage the Pinnacle Palm POS with existing hardware and various back office systems to help keep pace with ever-evolving regulatory mandates and enhancements, such as the liability shift surrounding chip card transactions. The Pinnacle Corp., a leader in mobile, loyalty and point-of-sale integration solutions for retail convenience stores, and Worldpay, a leading provider

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Apple to Introduce Peer-to-Peer Payments

Providing U.S. consumers another payment option, Pay Cash will allow one user to pay another user through their smartphone. CNBC recently reported that Apple announced that its new iOS 11 mobile-operating system will support peer-to-peer payments through a new feature called Pay Cash, making it a direct competitor to similar services offered by Square Cash,

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Curved Display Lights

Hatco Corp. is introducing the Glo-Rite Curved Display Lights as the stylish equipment solution for enhancing your serving areas. The display lights feature a patented curved design and offer LED lighting for the highest light output ideal for illuminating food products. The sleek housing is unobtrusive, using a small footprint and allowing greater visibility of […]

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Electronic Shelf Tag Market Grows

Electronic shelf tags market to reach $11.64 million in convenience stores by 2021. The electronic shelf labels market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 20% from 2017-2021. Technavio’s latest market study, titled “Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) Market in the U.S. 2017-2021” provides an in-depth analysis of the market

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M/Chip Fast Aims to Enhance EMV Experience

Mastercard, Verifone and Global Payments come together to speed chip transactions. Customers and retailers alike have complained about slow chip reading experiences following the launch of EMV. Now Mastercard is joining forces with payments industry leaders to enhance and expedite the consumer checkout experience leveraging the company’s M/Chip Fast technology. M/Chip Fast prioritizes the parts

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Delta Sonic Adds PDI’s ERP Software

The move is expected to provide data consistency and operational control for Delta Sonic. Delta Sonic Carwash Systems Inc. has selected PDI as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider. Delta Sonic was previously a customer of The Pinnacle Corp. but became one of more than 100 customers acquired by PDI during its acquisition of

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EMV Hopes – An Implementation Update

As retailers struggle with compliance, chargebacks from the liability shift have been larger than anyone in the industry anticipated. By Ed Collupy The implementation of EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) chip card acceptance should be history for inside payment transactions at convenience stores after the much-anticipated October 2015 shift in liability to merchants for counterfeit

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Back-Office Solution

CStorePro is an all-in-one back office solution for busy convenience store owners. The platform has everything you need to manage one, 10, even 50+ stores and gas stations in one easy-to-use package. You can easily change prices and create promotions, monitor your inventory and sales in real time, and get accurate reports in seconds—and do […]

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Back-Office Solution

CStorePro is an all-in-one back office solution for busy convenience store owners. The platform has everything you need to manage one, 10, even 50+ stores and gas stations in one easy-to-use package. You can easily change prices and create promotions, monitor your inventory and sales in real time, and get accurate reports in seconds—and do […]

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Retailers Look to Expand Use of Mobile Technology

Customers engagement and identification are among top priorities with mobile. Boston Retailer Partners (BRP) found retailers are focused on significantly expanding the use of mobile technology for customer identification, customer engagement, associate training and task management, point of sale (POS) and payments. The BRP Special Report: “The Mobile World of Retail,” assesses how mobile devices

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Industry Pioneers Inducted to Conexxus Hall of Fame

Honors Sharon Scace of WEX Inc. and David Ezell of Verifone Inc. Conexxus is inducting two convenience and fuel retailing industry pioneers into the Conexxus Hall of Fame this week at the Conexxus Annual Meeting: Sharon Scace of WEX Inc. and David Ezell of Verifone Inc. “Sharon and David exemplify the dedication and expertise exhibited

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Japanese C-Stores To Offer Faster Checkout Technology

Japan is set to roll out technology that allows an entire basket of items to be scanned at once. The race is on for superior checkout technology, and Japanese convenience stores may be in the lead. UPI reported that by 2025 Japan’s major retailers, including Seven-Eleven Japan, will be offering self-checkout computer kiosks where customers

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PDI Announces Three Software Company Acquisitions

Acquisitions aid global expansion plans while strengthening and broadening PDI’s its software solutions portfolio. PDI has acquired three privately-owned companies: DataMax Group Inc., LOMOSOFT and FireStream WorldWide Inc. PDI is a global provider of enterprise-class software solutions to the convenience retail and wholesale petroleum industries, and the triple acquisition is expected to accelerate the company’s

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Wawa Expands Partnership with Nielsen

The Pennsylvania c-store chain is looking at the resource provider to deliver analytic pricing among other services. Nielsen and Wawa Inc. announced today an expansion and extension of their long-standing relationship, with the renewal of contracted services for data insights and analytics. Nielsen will now cover metrics for all Wawa stores, which includes more than

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Drive Foot Traffic to Store Locations

New “Store Traffic Guarantee” for the Retale mobile app helps retailers meet performance parameters. Retale, a technology company that develops mobile-first shopping experiences, has launched the “Retale Store Traffic Guarantee.” Now available for its retail partners, its Store Traffic Guarantee is specifically for the Retale mobile app, the company‘s flagship location-based shopping service. Today, 5,200

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Pak-A-Sak Serves as Beta Customer for PDI’s Payroll Software

Pak-A-Sak finds its weekly payroll process is now more streamlined. PDI has announced the general release of PDI/Payroll. Amarillo, Texas-based convenience retailer Pak-A-Sak served as the beta customer for PDI’s payroll software. Gary McKee, the chief information officer for the retailer, said his company has seen a significant change since implementing the product. “The weekly

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POS Grows With the Times

Point of sale innovation will continue to improve the customer experience. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor Russell Gibson knows technology. As manager of marketing technical services for Sinclair Oil Corp. of Salt Lake City, Gibson is aware of the latest tech trends in most retail channels. But he was wowed recently at a restaurant in

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Applying Today’s Automation

As retail channels vie for foodservice customers, the implementation of technological advances such as digital kiosks and self-checkout stations are making convenience stores even more competitive. By David Bennett, Senior Editor The story of how Ray Kroc grew McDonald’s into an assembly line service model—a mass producer of cheeseburgers and milkshakes—is the crux of the

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Amazon’s ‘No Checkout’ C-Store Delayed

Technology glitches move launch date of Amazon Go store. Amazon is delaying the launch of its Amazon Go c-store, where customers will be able to grab their groceries and go without interacting with a checkout employee. Technology issues are to blame for the delay. The Amazon Go store had been set to open by the

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