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Verifone Honored For EMV Education

Receives NACHA’s 2015 George Mitchell Payments System Excellence Award. Verifone was presented with the 2015 George Mitchell Payments System Excellence Award—an award given annually by NACHA—The Electronic Payments Association. The award is named after former vice-chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, George Mitchell, an early proponent of electronic payments. It honors

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PDI Management and Luminate Capital Partners Acquire PDI

Investment in PDI will accelerate growth opportunities in the convenience retail and foodservice industries. PDI, a leading provider of enterprise-class retail automation software systems to the convenience retail and foodservice industries, announced that the PDI management team has joined with Luminate Capital Partners to acquire PDI from McLane Co. Inc. PDI provides software, hosted solutions,

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Counting Down to EMV Liability

In a few months, retailers not prepared to accept EMV credit and debit cards could find themselves liable for purchases made with counterfeit cards. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor As the second quarter of 2015 begins, retailers have approximately 100 business days to prepare for the EMV fraud liability deadline of Oct. 1. Those merchants

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Are Loyalty Programs Less Engaging?

Sometimes known as a rewards, points or advantage card, a loyalty program is a marketing effort aimed at cultivating customer commitment and encouraging ongoing business. But while many customers sign up, few are really active, according to Colloquy, the Cincinnati-based research and publication organization for the loyalty industry. While the number of U.S. loyalty program

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Prepaid Card Demand Grows

Demand for prepaid and gift cards is expected to continue to grow in 2015. Gift cards, with their ease of use, have long been popular among convenience store customers. Growth in the prepaid category stems from the availability of new services and consumers seeking alternatives for financial services outside of traditional banks. “Prepaid as a

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EMV Deadline Leads POS Trends

Mobile payment technology and going paperless will impact point-of-sale (POS) and back office trends in 2015. But, the big focus this year for convenience stores is the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline to become compliant with EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) chip technology. U.S. retailers are expected to spend more than $8 billion on POS devices,

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Loss Prevention: Handling It Electronically

The No. 1 threat to convenience stores is organized retail crime (ORC). And though a 2014 National Retail Federation survey indicated that retailers affected by crime was under 90% for the first time in six years, c-stores remain a top target. “Often the c-store industry is the first stop for this type of criminal, who

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Electronic Payments Moving Mainstream

Despite much hype, electronic payment in the U.S. is still rolling along in first gear, compared to some other economies. Today, more than 87% of U.S. consumers own a cell phone, and the use of smartphones continues to grow rapidly, according to a recent FDIC report. But there are two factors necessary for increasing the

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Kwik Chek Partners With P97 Networks

Rolls out mobile app for a more secure, convenient customer experience. Kwik Chek, which operates 39 locations across Texas and Oklahoma, is pioneering new connected, personalized experiences for its customers by partnering with P97 Networks. P97 Networks built on Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) services and other Microsoft technologies to create a pair of

Sophisticated Scanning

Datalogic has announced the availability of the Heron HD3100 linear imager. The Heron HD3100 scanner bridges the gap between man and machine while bringing unmatched elegance and the latest advance technology to the point-of-sale (POS).  The Heron scanner brings sophistication, class and style to the retail POS.  It offers multiple opportunities to incorporate the retailer’s […]

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Acumera, ZipLine Partner

Introduce ZipLine Connection App. Acumera and ZipLine, a provider of mobile- and card-based decoupled debit (ACH) payment solutions, announced the launch of the ZipLine Connection App. As a part of Acumera’s fast-growing suite of Apps for Your Network services, the new app runs on Acumera’s Merchant Gateway platform. Acumera customers can now benefit by offering

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PCI Council To Host Acquirer Forum At TRANSACT15

Acquirers and processors invited to discuss payment security solutions for merchant community. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has announced it will convene acquirers and processors to collaborate on payment security solutions for the merchant community. The Acquirer Forum will take place on April 2 alongside TRANSACT15, the Electronic Transaction Association’s (ETA) marquee global

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Many Retailers ‘Not Confident’ in Security of POS Devices

Tripwire study reveals retailers lag behind other industries on Internet of Things security. Tripwire Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, announced the results of a  study sponsored by Tripwire conducted by Atomic Research examining the impact of emerging enterprise security threats connected with the Internet of Things (IoT) in the

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Aite Group Report Shows POS EMV Evolution

Merchants who delay in upgrading to EMV chip will be exposed to US$1.1 billion in counterfeit credit card fraud losses. By the end of 2015, approximately 59% of U.S. point-of-sale (POS) locations will be chip-capable, said Aite Group. This finding and others are included in an upcoming Aite Group research report, “EMVelocity: Outlook for POS

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PCI Council Urges Payment Security Vigilance In 2015

In support of Obama administration’s focus on cybersecurity, Council calls for cross-industry collaboration and increased education and awareness to protect payment data. The PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, is urging merchants, banks, technology vendors and industry organizations to make payment security a top priority

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Bracing for Data Breaches

Securing customer information requires a multi-layered approach. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor News stories about hacking incidents dominated the headlines last year, starting in January with a security breach at the giant U.S. retailer Target that potentially risked the personal data of an estimated 70 million consumers. The calendar year concluded with Staples’ announcement

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Survey Reveals Top IT Priorities for Retailers

Boston Retail Partners’ 16th annual POS/customer engagement benchmarking survey reveals a growing  emphasis on payment security for retailers in 2015. According to a survey released by Boston Retail Partners (BRP), the top IT priority for retailers in 2015 is focused on improving payment security, and protecting the confidentiality of sensitive information. For the first time

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Chevron Working To Bring Apple Pay To The Pump

No timeline on rollout despite  reports. Chevron is working with Apple to bring Apple Pay to the pump—possibly by early 2015, reported Apple Insider. The news from Apple Insider came following a Twitter post from Chevron, but Chevron later clarified via Twitter that it has no specific timeline for the pump rollout, but does plan

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First Data, Verifone Partner To Combat Payment Data Theft

First Data to offer Verifone’s Secure Commerce Architecture (SCA) to provide safer, streamlined transactions and expedite EMV integration in the U.S. First Data, a global payment technology companies, and Verifone, a global provider for secure payment acceptance, announced a partnership to help U.S. merchants reduce exposure to large-scale consumer payment data breaches and expedite merchant

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Goose Creek Chain Implements PriceAdvantage Software

Largest locally-owned and operated convenience store chain on the Eastern Shore selects PriceAdvantage fuel pricing software to reduce manual processes and increase margins. Goose Creek Food Stores has selected PriceAdvantage to support and execute its fuel pricing strategy at 17 locations on the Delmarva Peninsula, which includes southern Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland

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McAfee Labs Report Previews 2015 Cyber Threats

In the third quarter, McAfee Labs detected more than 307 new threats every minute. Intel Security released its McAfee Labs November 2014 Threats Report, including an analysis of threat activity in the third quarter of 2014, and the organization’s annual 2015 Threats Predictions for the coming year. The report details a third quarter filled with

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Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Launches Digital Marketing Platform

Clark’s Pump-N-Shop can now reach customers through a branded mobile app, individual store Web pages, mobile coupons and social media. Clark’s Pump-N-Shop is launching a new interactive digital marketing strategy with OpenStore by GasBuddy. OpenStore is a complete digital marketing solution to help convenience store owners and managers concentrate on reaching and rewarding their customers,

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Reaching Data Security

Retailers should know how PCI and EMV will impact their stores in coming months. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor As 2014 winds down, retailers face new regulations regarding credit and debit cards, potential fraud and security requirements, plus a late 2015 deadline for mandatory new technology. Retailers on Jan. 1, 2015 will be subject to

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Survey: 56% Prefer Mobile Pay For the Holidays

Mobile pay options are becoming more popular among shoppers, especially Millennials.   A commissioned study examining consumer interest and adoption of in-store mobile payment in advance of the holiday shopping season, according to Retale,  a location-based mobile platform connecting shoppers with their favorite local retailers. The study focused on several key areas, including the benefits,

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U-Stop Convenience Shops Adds Mobile Platform

U-Stop now has the ability to reach customers through a branded mobile app, individual store web pages and social media. U-Stop Convenience Shops, a convenience store chain based in Lincoln, Neb., launched their new website and mobile apps with OpenStore by Gasbuddy today. After integrating OpenStore, a complete digital marketing solution provider, U-Stop now has the ability

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