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NCR Silver Helps Small Businesses To Compete

New POS solutions from NCR Corp. help smaller business owners connect with customers and sell products from anywhere. The NCR Corp. released NCR Silver to give small businesses a hand at running businesses and connecting with customers. NCR Silver is available for download at www.ncrsilver.com or on the Apple App Store for $79 a month.

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Restaurant Chains Challenging Retailers On Price

Technomic is updating its 2007 landmark study of the Retailer Meal Solutions segment to fit changing trends. Restaurants and retailers have a long history of competing over consumers’ share of stomach. That competition becomes particularly intense late in the day, when busy families must decide what’s for dinner. If money is tight, retailers often win

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Volta Oil To Manage Fuel Pricing with PriceAdvantage

“PriceAdvantage offered all the features and functions we needed to take control of our fuel pricing by improving our processes with greater efficiency,” says president of Volta Oil. Volta Oil has selected PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management solution, to automate its fuel pricing for its 16 company-owned stores on the East Coast. According to Peter

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Rutter’s Gets New Pricing Solutions

Rutter’s Farm Stores integrates PriceAdvantage and OpenStore from the Skyline Products line to make smarter fuel pricing decisions. Rutter’s Farm Stores added PriceAdvantage and OpenStore to improve fuel price management and media marketing. The integration of PriceAdvantage and OpenStore help synchronize gas pricing across Rutter’s store POS, fuel pumps, electronic price signs, mobile apps and

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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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Handheld Inventory

The Pinnacle Corporation plans to launch its new Handheld Inventory Management solutions as part of the Manager Workstation product line. Pinnacle’s Retail C-Store Solution Suite offers features for convenience store retailers to control inventories, and the new Handheld Inventory Management solutions provides an extension of those features onto the store floor. The device helps store

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Family Express Improves Inventory Management With Retalix

Retalix software helps Family Express reduce tobacco order sizes, and increase monthly inventory turnover. Family Express of Valparaiso, Ind. improved its inventory management operations by deploying Retalix Ltd.’s Demand-Driven Replenishment solution across its convenience stores in Northwestern Indiana. Family Express reduced its tobacco order size by 21%, while increasing its average monthly inventory turnover per

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Secure in the Convenience Store

Internet-based surveillance systems are combating shrink and protecting employees. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Increasingly in society, it seems security equals surveillance, especially at retail. Internet-based security systems are part of that trend, helping operators by tracking and recording every transaction and thereby decreasing the amount of thefts by both customers and employees. Even better,

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Landmark Selects Gilbarco’s Applause TV with Outcast

Exclusive forecourt media solution for up to 300 Houston area sites. Houston based Landmark Industries, operator of Timewise convenience stores, has selected Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Applause TV with Outcast as the exclusive digital forecourt media solution for 300 company operated and dealer sites. Gilbarco and Outcast Media were first to market with the award-winning Applause TV,

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VeriFone Acquires LIFT Retail Marketing

“LiftRetail Solutions extends our digital media reach into the convenience store environment,” says VeriFone spokesperson. VeriFone Systems Inc. has announced the acquisition of LIFT Retail Marketing Technology Inc., the provider of a digital marketing system designed to increase sales for convenience stores. Financial terms were not disclosed. LIFT Retail, based in Atlanta, developed and markets

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Mac’s Rolls Out iSIGN Antennas

Mac’s uses  iSIGN technology to gauge message effectiveness and drive ROI. Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc. has expanded its partnership with iSIGN Media Solutions Inc., a provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions, to install iSIGN antennas is approximately 900 additional locations. iSIGN IMS systems are already in place at approximately 500 Mac’s outlets, and mobile interactions

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Supply Chain Solutions

Brink’s has unveiled three new smart supply chain solutions, which incorporate new hardware and technology to streamline payment processing for retailers and financial institutions. 1.) Brink’s CompuSafe Check Imaging. This solution turns currency and checks into digital payment streams to give retailers accelerated access to their cash flow reducing the time for the deposit to

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Prevent Slip And Falls

Cintas Corp.’s professional mat program is now available for retailers. A recent Harris Interactive survey revealed dirty floors negatively impact 86% of U.S. adults’ perception of a retail store, so Cintas has designed a customized mat program for retailers to maintain safe, clean and attractive fl oors. To reduce slips, trips and falls, all of

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Market Force & ConocoPhillips Receive Ventana Research Leadership Awards

Ventana Research Leadership Award comes on the heels of Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies recognition. Market Force, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions, and its client ConocoPhillips have received the Ventana Research Leadership Award for Customer Excellence. The Ventana Research 2011 Leadership Awards recognizes innovative companies and their customers that have most effectively achieved

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Canadian Tire Corp. Renews Gilbarco Agreement

EMV compliance through Encore S dispensers and FlexPay EMV retrofit kits prepares Canadian Tire Corp. for the future. Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. plans to install Gilbarco’s FlexPay EMV solution across its 289 gasoline outlets in Canada.  It selected Gilbarco’s Encore S dispensers and retrofit kits in order to meet Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) compliance.

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SymphonyIRI Report Examines Shopping Mission Trends

Times & Trends report finds pantry stock-up and quick trips account for two-thirds of CPG trips and dollar sales.   It has long been a daunting task to stay in lock step with the shopper mindset. After all, mindsets are a moving target and can quickly change due to a variety of reasons, including purchase

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Kum & Go Selects NCR C-Store Technology

Radiant solution to help Kum & Go improve efficiencies and grow customer loyalty.   Kum & Go L.C. has entered into an agreement with NCR Corp., which will implement its Radiant c-store technology within each of the retailer’s 400+ stores. Kum & Go, the fifth largest privately held, company-operated convenience store chain in the U.S.,

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Building Profits and Relationships

The 2011 NAG Conference in Savannah, Ga. offered timely retail solutions and outstanding networking opportunities. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Retailers and suppliers joined together at the Westin Hotel and Resort in Savannah, Ga. for four days of strategic educational sessions and networking as part of the 2011 National Advisory Group (NAG) Conference. This year’s

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The Importance of Fully-Stocked Shelves

A survey shows lack of inventory, difficulty finding desired items and long checkout lines are top threats to retaining loyal customers. Nearly 70% of U.S. adults would avoid shopping at a retail store if they encountered empty shelves, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by Galleria Retail Technology Solutions, a provider of retail and category

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Brink’s Introduces New Smart Supply Chain Solutions

“The earlier in the supply chain that Brink’s can help automate the deposit process the bigger the benefit to the bottom line,” says Brink’s spokesperson. Brink’s U.S., a provider of secure logistics solutions, announces its latest payment automation solutions: Check Imaging for Brink’s award-winning CompuSafe Service, Cash Room Automation Solution for retailers, and outsourced lockbox

Report Reveals Areas Where Retailers Can Reduce Theft

A new study, sponsored in part by ADT and its Sensormatic Retail Solutions group, revealed the need for retailers to focus on technology solutions that enhance their current operational goals and combat theft without adding labor costs. They study, “Loss Prevention 2010: Retailers Battling Shrink in Touch Times,” found that during these challenging economic times,

People Make the Industry

When we decided to acquire Convenience Store Decisions from Penton Media nearly two years ago, we did so with an optimistic view of the convenience channel. The dynamics of the industry and its long-term growth prospects in terms of demographics, population expansion in key market areas, the range of needs it fills on a daily

Getting More From Your POS

New electronic point-of-sale (POS) solutions are rolling out constantly, pushing retailers to make wise decisions based on their needs. Moreover, with PCI compliance nearing, finding the right solution can be more difficult. POS system owners typically use only a small fraction of the system’s capabilities, noted IBM global products executive Ralph Jacobson. “We did a

Cooler Control

Operators looking for greater energy efficiency should cast an eye on their coolers, where centralized controls, lighting adjustments, basic ongoing maintenance and employee training can save them money. “Coolers are typically an opportunity for improvements in maintenance and operational practices,” said Jerry Lawson, national manager for Energy Star Small Business and Congregations Network, a division

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