Wadsworth Oil Co. Completes ERP Rollout

Wadsworth Oil has already seen efficiency gains in daily operations following implementation of the enterprise resource planning system. Wadsworth Oil Co. of Clanton Inc. completed the rollout of its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system—PDI Enterprise. PDI Enterprise—enterprise management software that provides centralized operational control and visibility—offers financial, retail, wholesale petroleum and workforce management solutions

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Verifone, POS Portal Offering ‘Out-of-the-Box,’ Secure Payment Solution

Verifone Connect simplifies EMV payment acceptance with the highest level of PCI certification. ETA TRANSACT – Verifone and POS Portal, a ScanSource company and a national provider of secure payment solutions in the U.S., have announced the availability of Verifone Connect, a secure and fully-integrated global product that not only enables payment acceptance, but allows

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PDI Acquires Excentus

Acquisition to complement and expand PDI’s offerings with loyalty marketing capabilities and supports PDI’s mission to help customers and employees thrive in a digital economy. PDI, a global provider of enterprise software solutions to the convenience retail, wholesale petroleum and logistics industries, has acquired Dallas-based Excentus, a provider of loyalty and coalition marketing solutions for

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Walmart Teams with Postmates To Expand Online Grocery Delivery

Groceries can be delivered to customers as soon as the same day. Walmart and Postmates are partnering to expand Walmart’s Online Grocery Delivery option to more than 40% of U.S. households. Postmates is now helping power the Walmart’s Online Grocery Deliveries, in Charlotte, N.C. with further expansion planned in the coming months. “Customers are busy,

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Kiosks Enhance C-Store Offerings

Digital kiosks are providing retailers the ability to provide a wider range of services. By Erin Del Conte, Senior Editor As disruption across channels continues, due to Amazon’s on-going innovation, changing consumer demands and rapidly developing technologies, many channels are turning to kiosks to manage labor costs, introduce new value-added services and increase speed of

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Little Caesars Pushing Convenience Portal

RESERVE-N-READY service is aimed at helping customers  an easier and faster way to get pizza. Sizzling Platter, the Utah-based restaurant management company with nearly 400 restaurant units is teaming up with Little Caesars by streamlining the process of getting a pizza with a new, customer-focused RESERVE-N-READY service – available now at 55 Little Caesars locations

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Capitol Petroleum Group Partners with PDI

ERP software to provide CPG with flexible, automated reporting for real-time decision-making. Capitol Petroleum Group (CPG) has selected PDI as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider. The Springfield, Va.-based wholesale fuel distributor will use PDI’s wholesale petroleum, inventory and dealer management, and reporting solutions. “We had outgrown the capabilities of our legacy system, so

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Lighting Up C-Store Savings

A convenience store annually spends approximately $4 per square foot on energy costs, according to some industry reports. Counting outdoor canopy lighting, wall-to-wall coolers and other energy-sucking costs, corralling those expenses is a full-time job. Of course, there are a bevy of strategies to cut those costs. For example, c-stores can invest in ENERGY STAR-certified

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Accepting Electronic Payments

More than 1.7 million merchants accept chip cards today, 388 million Visa chip cards have been issued in the U.S. and across chip-enabled merchants there’s been a 43% reduction of counterfeit fraud, according to Visa. The date when liability for fraudulent transactions at gas pumps—for those not equipped with (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) EMV chip technology—shifts

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Positive Results Through POS

In 2017, VERC Enterprises, owner and operator of 28 c-stores and car washes in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, updated its point-of-sale (POS) software to Envoy Retail, which allows management to control all retail operations from a central location. After the chain’s price book was created in March, Courtney Buckley, manager of training and development

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C-Store Customers Bank on Loyalty

Some 81% of U.S. consumers say loyalty programs make them more likely to do business with brands and 66% modify their spend to maximize loyalty benefits, according to “The Battle for Love and Loyalty Report 2017” executive summary by Bond Brand Loyalty in collaboration with Visa. “In the c-store world, loyalty is so important. We

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Modern Tools for Loss Prevention

One of the exciting parts of being in retail loss prevention, for Britt Davidson, manager of loss prevention at West Des Moines, Iowa-based Kum & Go L.C., is crime trends are constantly changing. “Criminals are always looking for new opportunities to cause leaks and it is up to us to identify and eliminate those opportunities,”

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Prepaid Pays Dividends

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has again delayed implementation of a rule that puts restrictions on prepaid cards, including greater disclosures and overdraft limits. The rule was delayed from April 2018 to April 2019, citing the industry needs more time to comply. One proposed change would require customers to register accounts in order to

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NRF to House Committee: End Loopholes in Data Breach Legislation

NRF seeks “airtight bill” that covers all industries. The National Retail Federation (NRF) told the House Financial Services Committee that draft data breach notification legislation needs additional work to ensure that appropriate data security standards are set and that no industries that handle sensitive data are exempt. “The legislation being considered by the committee is

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Cash Recycling Systems

Tidel has introduced a new lineup of cash recycling systems to its product family – the Tidel TR Series. The Tidel TR Series of cash recyclers represents the broadest portfolio of integrated note and coin recycling systems in the industry. Covering a wide spectrum of cash processing speed and capacities, The TR Series is suitable […]

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Small Steps Can Build Loyalty

As loyalty programs evolve, they’re working to reach customers in a more personalized, consumer-centric way. By Brad Perkins, Contributing Editor A successful loyalty program comes in many forms. It can be a physical card, a mobile app or a credit card associated with a program. It can involve points, free items and special deals. But,

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2018 Conexxus Conference Set for Chicago

Four-day event to cover critical technology issues. The 2018 Conexxus Annual Conference is set to take place April 29 – May 3, 2018 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare, in Rosemont, Ill. The Conexxus Annual Conference is the only event that focuses on new technologies and technology standards to improve business processes, reduce costs and increase

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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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POS Power

National Retail Solutions (NRS) has introduced the NRS POS+, the latest and best technology built especially for convenience stores and independent markets. Their Point of Sale (POS) bundle includes state-of-the-art software on their Dual Screened POS, a 2D scanner, a cash drawer and a thermal receipt printer. NRS POS+ also comes integrated with a digital […]

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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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