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Parker’s Adds PriceAdvantage

Retailer finds new way to manage fuel pricing process. Parker’s Convenience Stores has successfully completed its rollout of PriceAdvantage Enterprise. This innovative software offering from Skyline allows companies like Parker’s to automate and streamline the process of changing fuel prices at their stores. “We are always looking for innovative solutions to increase our efficiencies in

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Heineken Partners With UEFA Champion League Soccer

At retail, UCL-themed soccer display enhancers will encourage shoppers to text-in for the chance to win Heineken and UCL experiences and prizes. Heineken, a global premium beer brand, and the UEFA Champions League (UCL), the world’s most prestigious soccer club competition, are once again joining forces to bring the spectacular artistry and competition of Champions

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Preparing for Future Payment Systems

First it was PCI, now retailers have to prepare for the widespread launch of Near Field Communications, which is expected to become a widely used system for making payments by smartphone in the U.S. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. The convenience store industry is increasingly turnings its gaze outdoors to the forecourt, not only for

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Japan Tobacco International is the international tobacco business of Japan Tobacco, the world’s third largest industry player. JTI offers convenience retailers several ideal product offerings including; WAVE that offers high profit potential and impactful POS, ExportA a premium offering with a product guarantee and WINGS, a high quality cigarette at a lower price point. Learn

Japan Tobacco International

Japan Tobacco International is the international tobacco business of Japan Tobacco, the world’s third largest industry player. JTI offers convenience retailers several ideal product offerings including; WAVE that offers high profit potential and impactful POS, ExportA a premium offering with a product guarantee and WINGS, a high quality cigarette at a lower price point. Learn

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High’s Debuts Proprietary Fuel Brand

Maryland chain also unveils a prototype convenience store brand as it prepares for the future with a focus on energy efficiency, foodservice and market expansion. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor High’s of Baltimore is taking its convenience store and gas station business to the next level rolling out a new proprietary fuel brand—called High’s BTG—along

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Fuel Management Solutions

FuelQuest Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the downstream energy industry, has expanded its ForeSite product line with two real-time fuel management applications for petroleum retailers and distributors. FuelQuest ForSite Supervisor View (SV) identifies real-time inventory issues based on out-of-plan or changing site conditions. Key features include real-time supervisory view, operations rules, inventory

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CJ Crunk Grows Distribution

Gila Brew Co. LLC’s CJ Crunk, a premium-flavored malt beverage, is expanding distribution to include more U.S. states due to high consumer demand since its return to market two months ago with brand new adult-packaging and refreshing flavors. Distribution now includes Florida (Brown Distributing Co. Inc.), Illinois (Town & Country Distributors, Chicago Beverage Systems, and

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Getting More Out of the Back Office

Today’s fast-paced retail environment demands that convenience store owners invest in retail systems that not only speed up service, but do more to help chains reduce operating costs. Back office isn’t backstage. What happens there directly affects customers, so retailers need to get it right. Today’s systems must be able to offer useful services, such

LIFT Announces New Suggestive Selling Technology

LIFT Retail Marketing Technology has announced the launch of its LIFT Station platform—an integrated suggestive selling point-of-sale (POS) technology for convenience stores. “We are excited to introduce this game-changing solution to the c-store industry. Retailers are looking to grow sales by being more shopper-relevant and the LIFT Station helps them do that like never before,”

Protect Against Breaches At The POS

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has validated the Gasboy’s CFN III site controller / point-of-sale (POS) system Version 3.6 as compliant with the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). The system will soon be included on the PCI SSC’s List of Validated Payment Applications. The list identifies payment applications that have

Shopping for POS Solutions

Convenience to customers today means one-stop shopping, short lines at the counter and the ability to get in and out of a store fast. New integrated point-of-sale (POS) solutions are speeding up service and offering customers the convenience they demand thanks to faster processing times. What’s more, they’re saving operators money, labor and time. Finding

Sunshine Rolls Out New Technology At 100 Sites

Sunshine Gasoline Distributors Inc. of Doral, Fla. is rolling out Gilbarco Encore S dispensers, Passport point-of-sale (POS) systems and Veeder-Root TLS-450 tank gauges at 100 sites. “We chose Gilbarco Veeder-Root because they are in a unique position to provide turnkey solutions at the forecourt, in-store POS and underground fuel management,” said Luis Lago, vice president

ConocoPhillips Adds Nucleus POS System

ConocoPhillips has approved the Nucleus point-of-sale (POS) system from Dresser Wayne, a global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, for implementation at Conoco, 76, and Phillips 66 fuel sites across the U.S. ConocoPhillips-branded sites can now benefit from the Nucleus POS system’s touch-screen interface, simple usability and advanced merchandising features. “The Nucleus POS system is

Valero Adds Touch-Screen POS System

Valero Energy Corp. has approved the Nucleus point-of-sale (POS) system by Dresser Wayne, an innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, for implementation at Valero-branded fuel sites across the U.S. The popular touch-screen POS system has demonstrated its compatibility with the Valero payment network and seamless integration with Valero operations. To celebrate the announcement, both Dresser

POS Training At NACS

Gilbarco Veeder-Root will be hosting free Passport point of sale (POS) system training and also demonstrating remote diagnostics and help desk at the NACS Show, Oct. 6-8 in Atlanta, bringing key benefits of the system to the show floor. Current Passport users can take advantage of free Passport POS training “How to operate Passport in

Lettieri’s Combats Brand War

Lettieri’s has launched a ‘Counter Intelligence’ initiative, partnering with retailers nation-wide to highlight branded foodservice. According to David Poplau, director of marketing and sales support at Lettieri’s, the company’s new Counter Intelligence program was created to convert drab unprofitable counter space into a highly visible and profitable food marketing magnet. “We want to grab the customer’s attention

Radiant and epay Join Forces

epay, a division of Euronet Worldwide Inc. and a prepaid and payments processor in the U.S., is integrating with Radiant Systems to offer its prepaid and payments program through the Radiant Point of Sale for Petroleum and Convenience Retail. The Spinx Co. headquartered in Greenville, S.C., was the first retailer to transact on this newly

New Edge Networks

New Edge Networks New Edge Networks is building a network of direct connections to various back-office online solutions providers including payment processors, payroll services, health benefits management companies, IT help desks, kiosks, digital video display or monitoring services and ATM network providers. By using direct connections to pre-determined suppliers, retailers avoid installing and paying for

Flash Foods Finds A New View With FKI

Until recently, spending hours scanning through poor-quality videotapes was the only way Flash Foods could investigate “questionable” transactions in its stores. The company wanted to maintain a “presence” at the point-of-sale to deter internal theft, but it needed something that met the needs of its time-pressed managers. “The system we had in place was archaic,

Tis the Season

The holiday season is a busy time of year, filled with joyful music and celebrations with friends and family. Beer plays an important role in a variety of holiday celebrations, including family gatherings, work festivities and bar nights. The Holiday 2005 promotion includes colorful point-of-sales (POS), which showcases the Miller Lite branded wreath. This signage

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Zotes prides itself on finding new ways to impress taste buds and has a full-flavor lineup of sunflower seeds, including Bleu Cheese, TequilaLime, Spicy Nacho and many more. The product comes in 5-ounce resealable jars with convenient flip-top lids, with an SRP of $1.79 to $1.99. Grow the category without cannibalizing it with more bagged

Aloha Petroleum Revamps Security

Aloha Petroleum, an independently-owned retail gasoline marketer and convenient store operator in Hawaii, has added SonicWALL’s advanced line of network security and data protection solutions. “We needed a state-of-the-art security infrastructure that can be centrally managed to eliminate intruders from accessing our networks or crossing the gateways,” said Dwight Mascowe, IT support specialist at Aloha

Keeping C-Stores Secure

When he thinks of PCI compliance, Ed Freels, director of information systems for Honey Farms Inc. recalls an old t-shirt slogan from the 1970s, “It showed the AC130 gun ship from the Vietnam era and it said, ‘You can run, but you’ll just die tired,’ and PCI compliance is no different. The most dangerous merchant

Add Security At The Pump

The PCI Security Standards Council has certified Dresser Wayne fuel dispensers featuring the iDPOS in-dispenser point-of-sale application as Data Security Standard (DSS) compliant. “Dresser Wayne was the first to achieve PCI EPP 2.0 compliance and we are now the first to achieve PCI DSS certification at the fuel dispenser,” said Tim Weston, payment systems product

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