C-stores And Other Retailers Testing Mobile Payment Platform

Columbus beta expansion includes MCX’s CurrentC payment platform. Merchant Customer Exchange’s (MCX) mobile payment platform, CurrentC, can now be used at participating Kmart, Sam’s Club, Sears and Walmart locations around Columbus, Ohio. This move comes as part of an expanding beta in the city. The beta will soon grow to include select local Exxon, Mobil and Shell fuel stations,


Tri Star and truenorth Adopt Verifone POS Solutions

Verifone technology is helping Tri Star and truenorth to enhance customer experiences. Tri Star Energy and truenorth have each chosen one of Verifone’s EMV-ready petroleum and c-store management and point of sale (POS) solutions to deploy across all company-owned and affiliate locations.  EXPEDITED EMV MIGRATION Verifone’s solutions will enable Tri Star and truenorth to accept EMV payments

Wayne Presents New Fueling Technology

Wayne Fueling Systems has revealed new technology at the 2015 NACS Show. At this years National Association if Convenience Stores (NACS) Show, Wayne Fueling Systems revealed its new technology that will provide EMV-compliance for outdoor fueling dispensers. The iX Pay T5 and T7 terminals from Wayne are a one-size-fits-all retrofit kit which enables legacy fuel dispensers in the

Chip-Based Credit Cards Need PINs

Chip and signature cards do not offer maximum security to consumers. According to the FBI and the National Retail Federation, new chip-based credit cards are safer than traditional cards, but these cards still leave customers vulnerable to fraud. The FBI warns that these cards need to be used with a PIN instead of a signature to minimize

Smart Beer Fridge

Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the National Football League, is introducing the ultimate in smart technology innovation at the start of the season to ensure that sports fans never run out of Bud Light when watching the action. The Bud-E Fridge is a first-of-its-kind smart home beer fridge that enables consumers the ability […]

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The NRF Denounces Chip and Signature Cards to Congress

The NRF fights against requirements for small businesses to install equipment to accept chip embedded cards. The National Retail Federation told Congress that, without a PIN, new chip-and-signature credit cards do not offer greater security against data breaches, and that small businesses should not be required to install the equipment to accept them. More effective technology

Alon Brands Adopts Zenput for 7-Eleven Franchise

Alon Brands has adopted new technology to streamline manager tasks through mobile task management. The largest 7-Eleven franchisee in the U.S. is adopting the Zenput mobile app. Alon Brands will use the Zenput platform to make assigning tasks and centralizing auditing functions easier for more than 400 users across 300 convenience stores in Texas and New Mexico. Zenput

Owning a 7-Eleven Franchise is Easier than Ever

7-Eleven has updated its franchise recruitment Website, including making the site mobile friendly. 7-Eleven’s Franchise recruitment Website has been redesigned to enhance the ease of applying for one of its store franchises. In fact, the company branded its franchise process as “Franchisease.” “We are emphasizing that it is easy for qualified candidates to apply for, own and grow

Mach 1 Convenience Stores Adds NCR Pulse

Real time information delivered right to their smartphones helps c-store operators manage their business more efficiently. Mach 1 convenience stores, a chain of 17 Marathon-branded locations in Illinois and Indiana, is improving its customer experience and store performance with NCR software and hardware. In addition to NCR P1530 POS terminals and RPOS software, Mach 1

Terrible Herbst to Update POS Systems

New ImpulseT technology will help to boost sales through impulse purchases. Terrible Herbst will be replacing its existing POS systems at all 100 of its c-stores and replacing it with Gilbarco Veeder-Root‘s Passport POS system and ImpulseT upselling platform. The new platforms will help the Las Vegas-based convenience store with its creative marketing strategies within

Verifone and P97 Networks Integrate Technology

Verifone’s cloud-based software will assist in P97’s Mobile Payment solutions. In an attempt to improve mobile payments at gas stations and convenience stores, P97’s PetroZone Mobile Commerce and Digital Marketing Platform will soon be integrated with Verifone’s cloud-based POS and site management software solutions. This new integration will help provide gas stations and convenience stores a combined, fully integrated

Mobile Payments at the Pump

Chevron partners with Visa to make paying at the pump easier than ever before. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has partnered with Visa Inc. to launch a new mobile payments program at more than 20 Chevron-branded stations. This new program will accept any NFC (near-field communications) payment service, offering customers a more secure way to pay at the pump

Stainless-Steel Interior Upgrade

Hoshizaki America Inc. has released the new stainless-steel interior upgrade to its already popular Commercial Series line. Hoshizaki’s one, two and three section upright refrigeration units feature dynamic ducted airflow within the all-stainless cabinet construction allowing for optimum air circulation and even temperatures at each shelf level. Use of thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) technology regulates […]

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Controlled Closing

Anthony has announced release of the Cloze Control Hold Open that doubles the life of refrigerator and freezer glass door gaskets to significantly reduce labor and energy costs. Anthony’s new unique door hold open dampening technology eliminates the typical quick closing and slamming of doors that causes premature wear of door gaskets and fixture parts. […]

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Quick Cooking Steamer

Eloma has introduced its new Genius MT-C Combi Steamer. The smart simplicity of the ultra-small footprint Genius MT-C Combi Steamer offers delicious, easy meal alternatives for consumers on the go. In fact, the compact Genius MT-C packs high volume capacity into a footprint of just four square feet. Ideal for c-store foodservice, it cooks most […]

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Energy Efficient Lighting

Cree Inc. has introduced new KR8 and LR6 LED downlights, designed to deliver better lighting performance and better value for new and existing commercial spaces. The new KR8 downlight is Cree’s first eight-inch downlight, and features Cree WaveMax Technology and Cree TrueWhite Technology. Cree has also introduced the newest generation of its pioneering LR6 downlight, which […]

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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