Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

System-directed operations use radio frequency, voice technologies

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Convenience-store retailer Cumberland Farms has chosen HighJump Warehouse Advantage as its warehouse management system (WMS). “Last year, we made the decision to find a WMS that would not only modernize operations at our distribution center but prepare us for future growth,”...

‘Anti-social’ media experience confirms chain’s unusual strategy

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Social media has become such a big part of the daily cultural experience in America, even for business, and retailers including those in the convenience-store industry have been exploring how best to use it for enough years now, that it’s easy to forget there are no rules, and...

Founder of Thanx offers retailers guiding principles for engaging customers

DALLAS -- Rather than rush to build apps, retailers can better serve customers by optimizing their websites for mobile users. That's one of five tips Zach Goldstein, CEO and founder of Thanx, offered attendees at FSTEC 2016 in Dallas this week. Goldstein said operators often think they need a...

Benjamin joins omnichannel technology firm from ADP
C-store chain upgrading dispensers with an eye toward omnichannel retailing
Will maximize fraud protection for retailer, reduce confusion for consumers
Software provider sees record attendance, touts transactional-data feature at conference
PDI conference draws record numbers, touts new version of software

The story of payment at retail continues to evolve well past July’s CSP cover story. Here are three recent developments ...

Chevy enlists IBM’s Watson to give away gas for good thoughts