Plugging Into Alternative Payments

Modern payment means can increase a merchant’s reach, provide customers with more choices and help to simplify checkout at the register and at the pump. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor An increasing number of c-store operators—especially those trying to better accommodate customers who prefer to pay through mobile means, or who rely on merchants to

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PDI Acquires TouchStar Group

Acquisition to grow PDI’s product portfolio further toward enterprise mobility and automation for the global petroleum distribution and logistics segments. PDI, a global provider of enterprise software solutions to the convenience retail, wholesale petroleum, and logistics industries, has acquired TouchStar Group LLC, a multinational logistics automation company. The acquisition expands PDI’s product offerings into enterprise

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Pilot Flying J to Provide Real-Time Parking via App

Parking sensors to help drivers track parking availability as ELD mandate takes effect. Pilot Flying J recently announced a new myPilot app capability helping to deliver real-time, reliable information on parking availability for its guests in partnership with Sensys Networks, a provider of wireless traffic detection and parking data. After 18-months of testing and proven

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Looking at 2018 and Beyond

From biometrics to augmented reality, technological opportunities are starting to move faster. By Erin Rigik Del Conte, Senior Editor Technology has evolved faster in the last five years than it has in decades, bringing changes that are disrupting major industries, including the c-store industry. I recently spoke with Futurist Daniel Burrus to get his take

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Wine Energy, Wi-Not Stop Partners with ADD Systems

New back-office system allows for easy attainment of data for sales, inventory and tracking. Advanced Digital Data Inc. (ADD Systems), the supplier of software solutions to the convenience store and energy distribution industries, has partnered with Wine Energy as its back-office software provider. Wine Energy needed a system that would streamline its day-to-day operations. Its

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Verifone Adds Mastercard M/Chip Technology

Consumers no longer have to wait for the full round-trip authorization to return to the card. Just in time for the peak holiday shopping season in North America, Verifone is implementing Mastercard’s M/Chip Fast technology across the Verifone next generation and heritage payment solution lines. Whether it’s insert or tap to pay, North American merchants

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PDI Acquires TelaPoint

Purchase of TelaPoint furthers PDI’s commitment to providing best-in-class solutions. PDI has acquired TelaPoint from WEX Inc., a provider of corporate payment solutions for fleet operators. PDI is a global provider of enterprise software solutions to the convenience retail, wholesale petroleum and logistics industries. The acquisition of Telapoint furthers PDI’s commitment to providing best-in-class solutions

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Easy as L-E-D

LED lighting can boost security, savings and help drive traffic to your stores. By Brad Perkins, Contributing Editor Like many companies, Ricker’s knew what its stores looked like in daylight. But a few trips after dark were even more illuminating. “We, as a team, went on nighttime site rides to really see what our stations

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PDI Launches New Brand Identity

New brand combines rich heritage, recent growth and vision for the future. PDI, a global provider of enterprise-class software solutions to the convenience retail and wholesale petroleum industries, introduced its new corporate brand identity. The new brand is reflective of the company’s growing global reach, expanded solution portfolio and longstanding commitment to building customer and

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GasBuddy Debuts Gasoline Savings Program

Gas station customers save at the pump when using ‘Pay with GasBuddy’. GasBuddy has introduced ‘Pay with GasBuddy,’ a new payment service that provides U.S. drivers with a discount off of virtually every gallon of gas they will ever purchase. There are more than 200 million drivers in the U.S., spending more than $315 billion

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Prepaid Cards Inspire Change

New rules could give gift card packaging a new look, while retailers consider bumping up financial services to complement the prepaid segment. By Erin Rigik Del Conte, Senior Editor The prepaid category could be getting a makeover next spring due to new rules by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that require, among other things,

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Visa Launches ‘Visa Cashless Challenge’

Visa outlines net benefits for merchants that reduce dependency on cash transactions. Visa Inc. has a deal for small merchants willing to consider eliminating cash transactions. Aiming to create a culture where cash is no longer king, the program will give merchants increased ability to accept all forms of global digital payments. Visa will be

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ADD Systems Welcomes Tracie Nall

Nall brings over 20 years of convenience store industry experience leveraging technology / back-office software to the organization. Advanced Digital Data Inc. (ADD Systems) welcomes Tracie Nall of Kernersville, N.C. as Regional Sales Representative. Nall’s role within the sales team will focus on the Convenience Store and Wholesale Petroleum industries. “The management team is excited

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When Cash is King, Safety Rules

From smart safes to best practices in ATM location and cash drawer management, savvy c-store retailers work to keep employees and customers safe from would-be thieves. By Brad Perkins, Contributing Editor Rumors of cash’s demise have been swirling for years. But if cash were no longer king, the lengths thieves go to get it would

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Gilbarco Fuel Dispenser Processes First “Chip” Transaction

With simple software upgrades, Passport sites can be easily configured and enabled for full chip transactions at the dispenser for all major card types. Gilbarco Veeder-Root has announced the successful processing of the first U.S. Europay, Mastercard and Visa “chip” transaction at a fuel dispenser, utilizing Gilbarco’s Passport Point-of-Sale (POS) and Encore fuel dispensers on

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Orton Oil Co. Adds PDI for ERP Software

Automates manual processes and gains new data insights for enhancing margin. Orton Oil Co. selected PDI as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider. The Minnesota-based convenience retailer and fuel distributor licensed PDI’s retail and petroleum wholesale software to improve efficiency by automating manual processes and helping employees manage by exception. “During the decision-making process,

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Stuzo Introduces QuickStart for Conexxus

Innovation facilitates the adoption of mobile commerce standards. Stuzo, a digital product innovation firm, has released two key technology assets for the fuel retail industry, including a testing simulator for developing Conexxus compliant mobile commerce solutions. The first asset is Open Commerce Reference Architecture: An open plug in based reference architecture for the rapid development

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Pinnacle Honing POS Technology

Merchants can leverage the Pinnacle Palm POS with existing hardware and various back office systems to help keep pace with ever-evolving regulatory mandates and enhancements, such as the liability shift surrounding chip card transactions. The Pinnacle Corp., a leader in mobile, loyalty and point-of-sale integration solutions for retail convenience stores, and Worldpay, a leading provider

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Apple to Introduce Peer-to-Peer Payments

Providing U.S. consumers another payment option, Pay Cash will allow one user to pay another user through their smartphone. CNBC recently reported that Apple announced that its new iOS 11 mobile-operating system will support peer-to-peer payments through a new feature called Pay Cash, making it a direct competitor to similar services offered by Square Cash,

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Curved Display Lights

Hatco Corp. is introducing the Glo-Rite Curved Display Lights as the stylish equipment solution for enhancing your serving areas. The display lights feature a patented curved design and offer LED lighting for the highest light output ideal for illuminating food products. The sleek housing is unobtrusive, using a small footprint and allowing greater visibility of […]

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Electronic Shelf Tag Market Grows

Electronic shelf tags market to reach $11.64 million in convenience stores by 2021. The electronic shelf labels market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 20% from 2017-2021. Technavio’s latest market study, titled “Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) Market in the U.S. 2017-2021” provides an in-depth analysis of the market

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M/Chip Fast Aims to Enhance EMV Experience

Mastercard, Verifone and Global Payments come together to speed chip transactions. Customers and retailers alike have complained about slow chip reading experiences following the launch of EMV. Now Mastercard is joining forces with payments industry leaders to enhance and expedite the consumer checkout experience leveraging the company’s M/Chip Fast technology. M/Chip Fast prioritizes the parts

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Delta Sonic Adds PDI’s ERP Software

The move is expected to provide data consistency and operational control for Delta Sonic. Delta Sonic Carwash Systems Inc. has selected PDI as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider. Delta Sonic was previously a customer of The Pinnacle Corp. but became one of more than 100 customers acquired by PDI during its acquisition of

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EMV Hopes – An Implementation Update

As retailers struggle with compliance, chargebacks from the liability shift have been larger than anyone in the industry anticipated. By Ed Collupy The implementation of EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) chip card acceptance should be history for inside payment transactions at convenience stores after the much-anticipated October 2015 shift in liability to merchants for counterfeit

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Back-Office Solution

CStorePro is an all-in-one back office solution for busy convenience store owners. The platform has everything you need to manage one, 10, even 50+ stores and gas stations in one easy-to-use package. You can easily change prices and create promotions, monitor your inventory and sales in real time, and get accurate reports in seconds—and do […]

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