Bolla Oil Partners With NCR

Bolla Oil is creating a luxurious customer experience, using technology provided by NCR. Bolla Oil Corp. has officially chosen NCR as the company’s technology partner. Through this partnership, NCR will assist Bolla Oil in providing customers with a smooth, hassle free shopping experience. Bolla operates convenience stores across the New York City, Long Island and

Cut Cash Handling Costs

Gunnebo has introduced the new Gunnebo Cash Management Solutions for retailers. With Gunnebo’s Cash Management Solutions, you can cut your cash handling costs, take control of your cash, improve store security, automate manual counting and re-counting, streamline time-consuming reconciliation processes, reduce risk of loss and theft and track cash interactions across all of your locations […]

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Does Digital Maturity Boost Employee Retention?

A number of employees at companies that lack digital maturity have plans to leave their organizations.  A new study from MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte Digital has revealed that companies that re not keeping pace with digital advancements are at risk of losing their employees. In fact, the recently released study revealed that more

GC Express Accepts Mobile Payments at the Pump

One Michigan fuel station is now rewarding customers for making mobile payments at the pump. Caro, Mich.-based GC Express is now offering one free coffee or fountain beverage to customers who use the Team One Credit Union Mobile Banking App to pay for their fuel purchase of $10 or more. GC Express has made it

Retailers Could Capitalize on the Pokémon Go Concept

By Andrew Levi, CEO of Blue Calypso While driving around, have you noticed more people outside standing in parks or on the street staring at their phones? The latest phenomenon, Pokémon Go, is creating a lot of buzz in the news right now as thousands of people of all ages are becoming obsessed with playing

ATM Currency Converter

Cash Depot has introduced Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC). For the ATM owner, DCC offers a way to generate a new stream of income. With each DCC transaction, ATM owners are entitled to additional revenue based on the total withdrawal amount. For ATM owners who have machines in popular tourist spots, adding DCC could add a […]

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Mastercard Unveils Masterpass Digital Payment Solution

Mastercard introduces an omni-channel, all-digital payment solution for consumers, issuers and merchants. Mastercard has introduced the new Masterpass global digital payment service, which the some are calling the foundation for the future of commerce. This enhanced solution enables consumers to look no further than their own trusted bank or credit union to make fast, simple

Walmart Launches Mobile Pay Platform

Walmart has launched an app that will allow customers to pay in-store with their mobile phones. While Walmart has chosen not to accept digital wallets such as Apple or Android Pay programs, it has now introduced one a mobile payment platform of its own. According to a report from WPRI Eyewitness News, the existing Walmart

Survey Says It’s Card Companies Who Are Holding Up Chip Cards

By Mallory Duncan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The National Retail Federation A new NRF survey proves what we’ve been saying for months about conversion to the new chip-and-signature credit cards – that retailers have done their part and it’s the card industry that’s dropped the ball. The survey, conducted in May and June,

Enhancing Omnichannel Efforts Helps Retailers Grow

The nation’s top retailers have maintained their top spots thanks to their enhanced omnichannel efforts. The nation’s largest retailers, as ranked by STORES Magazine and Kantar Retail, have all shown considerable efforts in rethinking their merchandise offerings while enhancing omnichannel efforts, and it is believed that these efforts are what keep them on top. “Retail’s

ATMs Generate Returns

ATMs have always been valuable tools for c-stores, and with the possibility of rising debit card fees, that value figures to rise. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor In an economy where more and more U.S. consumers have less access to big bank accounts, ATMs are still considered a viable commodity in the convenience store channel.

Is Cashless Now King?

More and more, U.S. consumers are adding modern payment systems to their wallet so they can have more flexibility when making transactions. By Mark Battersby, Contributing Editor The continued use of cash is surprising given its inconveniences and the risk consumers face in carrying it around. Love it or hate it, cash is increasingly playing

Tesla Looks to Sheetz for Expansion of EV Charging Stations

An increase in consumer interest in EVs calls for an increase in charging stations, but will gas station owners agree to adding these stations on their lots? Sheetz may soon be helping to make taking long road trips in electric vehicles (EVs) possible. A new report from the Consumerist has revealed that Tesla Motors is

TravelCenters Introduces In-App Purchase Feature to its TruckSmart App

Professional drivers can now guarantee themselves a parking space at a TA or Petro Stopping Center using their mobile phones. TravelCenters of America LLC has announced the launch of an exciting update to its TruckSmart Mobile App. The new feature that has been added to the free app is the mobile version of TravelCenters popular

Kroger Sues Visa

Kroger has joined the growing list of retailers that are suing credit card companied over new debit card acceptance rules. Kroger Co. recently announced that the company is filing a lawsuit against Visa Inc. According to a report from PYMNTS, Kroger is suing Visa over EMV PIN debit-card transactions. In the suit, Kroger claims that

Walgreens Introduces Convenient Paperless Coupons

Walgreens is making it even easier for its customers to save with the launch of new digital coupons on the brand’s mobile app. Walgreens now offers its customers the opportunity to redeem paperless coupons from Walgreens and manufacturers for in-store and online purchases. These new digital coupons can be “clipped” from product detail pages, and

An Interactive Buying Experience

BMC Universal Technologies Inc. has introduced its new Media-Kiosk. This new Media-Kiosk provides an innovative method of selling items and provides consumers with convenience, speed and personalized purchases. The new Media-Kiosk provides an interactive buying experience with state-of-the-art, patent pending features including: consumers’ ability to have complete control over their selection and quantity of snack […]

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The Benefits of Access Control Security Systems for C-Stores

By David Hochman, Founder, DJH Marketing Communications Everything from limiting the points-of-entry, to controlling which employees have access to high-value storage rooms, access control solutions can cover many different aspects of convenience store security and risk management. The convenience store category collectively faces a number of challenges with regards to building access control to consider.

Parker’s Launches Mobile Pay Option

Parker’s is saving its customers time with its new, user-friendly Mobile Pay option. Savannah, Ga.- based Parker’s recently launched its new Mobile Pay option to its Parker’s PumpPal members. With this innovative, robust Mobile Pay option, customers can now pay for transactions at the pump or in stores using their smart phones. This GPS-enabled technology

Loyalty Branches Out

Apps offer the convenience of digital rewards, plus analytics to enable retailers to better target customers. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor As consumers grow increasingly mobile, loyalty programs are evolving to keep up with technological trends. C-stores of all sizes are positioning themselves to target customers on their smartphones, in order to better reward customers

The Payment Method of the Future

As consumers continue to accept financial technology services, some remain concerned about the security of using such technologies. The number and accessibility of technology services that allow consumers to interact with, receive and manage their finances is on the rise, and they are changing the way consumers make purchases and financial decisions. As FinTech* services

A Modest Tool to Ward Off Crime

GPS technology helps Mac’s Convenience Stores fight back against cigarette theft. By Sean Sportun The convenience store environment is a unique business model for a security professional. So, when it comes to preventing crime and protecting our employees we know we need to consistently evaluate our current practices and think outside the box. Two of

Visa Helps Reduce Fraud at Fuel Pumps

Visa Transaction Advisor has provided a bridge solution to fuel retailers as they work to adopt EMV compliant technology. Visa Inc. has reported the results of its Visa Transaction Advisor (VTA) service. VTA is a service that helps reduce fraud at the gas pump by extending the power of Visa’s global risk intelligence to fuel

Boston Retail Partners Offers Solutions for POS and EMV Transaction Speed

Boston Retail Partners is addressing retailers’ concerns about how EMV transaction processing times are impacting customer satisfaction. Despite the benefits that EMV presents to many retailers, the new transaction process has had a negative impact on transaction processing times, and many retailers are second-guessing the methods and systems that they have used to implement EMV.

Kent Kwik Stores Adopt PDI/Lottery Software

Kent Kwik convenience stores are monitoring lottery tickets more efficiently with the adoption of PDI/Lottery software. Following a successful period of beta-testing, West Texas-based The Kent Cos. has officially completed its rollout of the PDI/Lottery software system to all 39 of its Texas-based Kent Kwik sites. PDI is a leading provider of enterprise-class automation software