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Expanding Point-of-Sale Potential

Increasingly, a good point-of-sale (POS) system must play well with others. Not only should it integrate well with other software platforms, such as business intelligence software, but it must also be easy to deploy, easy to use and easy to enhance. Many POS platforms are embracing standardization that allows them to integrate with existing software

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Acumera Adds Senior Directors of Sales

Aggressive expansion of sales team to serve growing client base across the country. Acumera, a provider of trusted connection services for convenience stores, is expanding its sales team. The company has hired two new senior directors of sales, Tom Boldt and Dennis Jensen, who will help accommodate Acumera’s growing client base across the U.S. Boldt,

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Victory Marketing Installs Express Ordering

“The Express Ordering solution is a perfect balance of productivity and customer service, with a modern edge,” says director of foodservice at Sprint Mart. Victory Marketing LLC, a Mississippi-based convenience store chain branded Sprint Mart, has selected Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Passport POS with Xpedient, Express Ordering, to increase high margin sales and boost efficiency throughout its

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Discover The Masquerade

This October, Dos Equis, the fastest growing premium Mexican beer in the U.S., is inviting adult consumers and retailers to take their celebrations to a more exotic and interesting level with Dos Equis “Masquerade” retail program. Through “Masquerade” program elements assessable via mobile devices and Facebook, consumers will have access to mysterious special offers, sweepstakes

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Customers ‘Krave’ Electronic Tobacco

E-cigarettes offer consumers an alternative to traditional cigarettes. They are also virtually odorless, allowing them to be consumed in locations where traditional smoking is commonly prohibited. By CSD Staff Vapor Corp., one of the only publicly traded companies (OTCBB: VPCO) servicing the electronic cigarette and vaporizer industry, maintains its integrity in a fiercely competitive market

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Kangaroo Express Tests Fuel Island Beverage Vending

Vendgogh’s vending system allows customers to purchase cold drinks at the pump. The Pantry Inc. is working with Vendgogh, LLC to pilot beverage vending at fuel islands in several Kangaroo Express stores in Raleigh, N.C. and Durham, N.C. “This is another option we are testing to serve our on-the-go guests,” said John Fisher, senior vice

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Valero Uses PriceAdvantage In 100 Stores

Valero reaches a milestone mark as it rolls out PriceAdvantage at its 100th store. Valero Corner Stores has met its first milestone by rolling out PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management program, to the 100th store in less than a month. The Corner Store brand is a network of more than 1,000 Valero company-owned fuel retail

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Dispensed Beverage Sales Heating Up

Fueled by new flavors and supported by high-quality equipment, the cold and frozen category shows unlimited potential. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor The cold facts go like this: with margins from tobacco and fuel still lagging headed into the summer of 2012, the booming frozen beverage segment has been a pleasant top-performing surprise for convenience

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High’s Teams With PriceAdvantage

High’s Dairy Stores rolls out a new fuel price management solution at its c-stores. High’s of Baltimore Inc. chose PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management system, for its High’s Dairy Stores across Maryland. PriceAdvantage, a division of Skyline Products, will also help the company feed prices to their electronic price signs, VeriFone Sapphire POS and fuel

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American Express Announces EMV Plans

First compliance deadline set for April 2013. American Express issuer is joining MasterCard, Visa and Discover in integrating EMV chip-based contact, contactless and mobile payments for its American Express-branded cards in the U.S., Contactless News Online reported. Merchants, processors and issuers of AmEx cards will need to comply with its requirements and deadlines: • April

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Murphy USA, Skyline Products Complete 3-Year Project

Murphy USA updates its signage at nearly half of its locations with the help of Skyline Products. Murphy USA and Skyline Products Electronic Price Displays completed a three-year project to replace all of Murphy’s older electronic canopy price signs at more than 500 locations.  Murphy chose to partner with Skyline for the project because of

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POS in Your Palm

Mobile technology is changing the retail landscape, offering a bevy of options for retailers to consider. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In today’s ever-evolving world of mobile payment technology, anyone with a mobile phone can take credit card payments, from a neighbor running a garage sale to an entrepreneur building a small business. Now, this

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Doing Deli the Right Way

Convenience store operators have plenty of help when it comes to investing in a foodservice program. By Jim Callahan. I recently read that China’s convenience stores are experiencing double-digit growth in deli sales primarily driven by hot dog sales. But let’s be frank, nobody does hot dogs better than Americans. From the quality of the

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Bit9, Kwik Trip Webinar Addresses How To Secure Your POS System

Bit9 and Kwik Trip are offering a Webcast to help retailers better protect their businesses from breaches. Some 85% of the breaches that occurred in 2011 involved POS terminals and servers, according to a 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report. Retailers understand the growing challenges they face in securing their POS systems, but many remain

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Pinnacle Corp. Introduces New POS Solution

The new Palm POS helps three gas station brands with PCI compliance. The Pinnacle Corp. announced it has completed its Palm POS interface for Conoco, Phillips66 and 76 branded locations. Palm POS is designed just for the petroleum convenience store industry. The new NTS host replaces the CPNI5 payment host, and provides Conoco, Phillips66 and

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New Currency Management

The Sentinel SCM (Sentinel Control Module) is a cash management product that includes cassettes that hold 2,250 notes or 1,200 notes. It can also be arranged with a Sidecar to add up to two additional note validators. They can be single or bulk note feeders. Retailers can easily fix note jams by removing the validator. 

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Cash Bag System

The Sentinel SCM Stacker Bag Cash Management System offers retailers with two deposit bags, each holding 2,000 notes. When notes are validated, they are staged in the vault with the note accumulator, and when 500 notes are compiled, they are dropped as a bundle into the deposit bag. The bags are heat-sealed before retailers can

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New Loyalty Platform At CITGO

CITGO integrates new loyalty system with the help of Pinnacle. CITGO announced that Loyalink, its loyalty platform, has been approved as a new offering with its Loyalty Bucks program. Loyalink allows retailers to create customized programs for their organizations and customer bases. CITGO partnered with a small group of loyalty solution and service providers in

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Newcastle Launches No Bollocks Campaign

 “Newcastle Brown Ale is looking to provide consumers with a refreshing dose of honesty,” says brand director for Newcastle. Newcastle Brown Ale delivers ‘win-win’ offer for trial purchase of the leading imported ale through unique summer promotion   Following the debut of its new No Bollocks national advertising campaign, Newcastle, a leading imported ale in the

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CEFCO Convenience Stores Finds Scalability With PriceAdvantage

Recently acquired Taylor Food Mart stores using fuel pricing solution. CEFCO Convenience Stores has expanded its partnership chain wide with the addition of the recently acquired Taylor Food Mart stores. The new sites were acquired in January of this year, all of which are now fully implemented with PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management solution. “As

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Bill Recycling Unit

The G60 bill recycling unit by Fujitsu is a real game-changer in the OEM channel when it comes to currency deposits, withdrawals and counterfeit detection in a small package. Built to Fujitsu’s exacting standards, there is finally true reliability in a smaller recycling unit. With four recycle cassettes, one deposit box and one loading cassette,

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Franchisees Bring Lawsuits Against BP

BP is facing five lawsuits brought by its franchisees. The most recent is a lawsuit by 40 Thrifty Oil Co. franchise owners in Southern California, who claim BP failed to give proper notice of its intention not to renew its master lease with Thrifty Oil. A second lawsuit filed in Chicago against BP by two

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Staying Safe in the Convenience Store

Handling cash is the bread and butter of convenience store operations, and the latest systems developed to make that process faster and safer do just that. But not all quarters of the industry have been quick to embrace them by any means. For many operators, changes still lie in the future, and time-honored standard practices

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Building a Better Back Office

Back-office systems will continue to serve c-store operators better in 2012 and beyond. “The quality of point-of-sale (POS) software that is available now, and at lower prices, is changing the market,” said Rick Yost, operations manager for Dead River Co. in Bangor, Maine. “There are some great products out there moving into the clouds, where

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NCR, VendorNet Integrate In-Store Pick Up With POS Software

Integration of product inventory to point-of-sale software helps retailers drive sales across channels and preserve margin in an increasingly competitive market. NCR Corp. and VendorNet Inc., a provider of cross-channel fulfillment technology, have entered into a strategic agreement that will see NCR integrate VendorNet’s cross-channel StoreNet In-Store Pickup fulfillment technology into its NCR Advanced Store

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