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

McDonald’s to Launch Mobile App Nationwide

McDonald’s continues to search for ways to combat falling sales. The new McDonald’s mobile app will be available to customers nationwide by October this year. According to a report from The Daily Meal, the new McDonald’s mobile app, which was tested first in San Diego and will launch next in New York, will soon be

How To Crack Down on C-Store Theft

From employee training to video monitoring and community engagement, Mac’s fights crime from all angles. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based division of Alimentation Couche-Tard, is taking a multi-faceted approach to preventing theft. Proven tools include a growing Crime Busters Program, best practices in preventing internal shrink and graffiti

How to Pick a Loyalty Program

Whether the scope of a prospective loyalty package is small, medium or extra-large, ensure it includes everything to meet your needs. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor Retail loyalty programs come in a variety of sizes, but there is only one goal: to keep customers returning to the store and buying more products. Whether you prefer

BellStores Reaches New Customers With Digital Coupons

Digital coupons lead to increased traffic and higher rings for BellStores. Campbell Oil Co.’s BellStores continues to find new ways to deliver deals to customers through their mobile phones. The easiest way for customers to find deals is by using their mobile phones to access BellStores’ branded app and Website. BellStores launched their app and Website with

Acumera Appoints Greiner As Chief Security Officer

Tabitha Greiner to lead cybersecurity efforts. Tabitha Greiner has joined Acumera as chief security officer. Greiner is a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) expert and will be responsible for leading all cybersecurity-focused initiatives for the business, including maintaining internal security practices and acting as an expert resource for customers and the retail community.

Eco-Friendly Ovens

Alto-Shaam has introduced several ENERGY STAR rated CT PROformance and CT Classic Combitherm ovens. The ovens, rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are engineered to provide unmatched performance, precision and quality, and are the all-in-one solution for efficient and consistent volume food production. The CT PROformance and CT Classic with EcoSmart technology boost energy […]

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Flexible Filter System

Frontline International has introduced the Flexible Filter System. This new standalone filtration system allows operators to easily swap out different filter media depending on the restaurant’s needs and usage. The three filter media choices Frontline offers are stainless steel, paper and a disposable carbon filter. Stainless steel is the most economical choice, whereas paper may […]

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How Are U.S. Customers Paying For Goods and Services In 2015?

Mobile, digital and tradition payments are converging, according to a shopper study released by Blackhawk Networks. In this day and age, customers are using numerous different payment methods, with digital and mobile payments serving as supplements to the traditional cash and card-based payments tools, according to new research released by Blackhawk Network. The study, “How

What Do Customers Want From Their Checkout Experience?

Long checkout lines can turn a pleasant shopping experience into a bad one, but there is a way to shorten wait times with Digimarc’s new software. An online study conducted by Harris Poll and commissioned by Digimarc Corp. has revealed that 88% of U.S. adults want their store checkout experience to be faster. For half