Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Gas Station TV partners with SITO Mobile to push dispenser-screen media to smartphones

DETROIT and JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Partnering with a mobile-engagement platform provider, Gas Station TV (GSTV) will begin delivering display ads to viewers while they’re at the station and again after they leave. Detroit-based GSTV announced a partnership with Jersey City, N.J.-based SITO Mobile to...

Indiana convenience-store chain investing in security measures

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Over the next three months, Ricker’s Convenience Stores will invest $150,000 in anti-skimming technology , which will cover every pump at all of its 56 locations to protect its customers from the recent surge of credit-card skimmers at gas stations in central Indiana. The...

How does convenience-store chain plan to accomplish that growth?

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Convenience-store retailer Parker’s is pushing to double in size within the next five years, with plans to grow from a $500 million company to a $1 billion company. It has experienced 53% growth over the past three years, it said. To that end, it has renewed a multiyear agreement...

State lawmakers pass bill that mandates security devices
Says customer feedback places high importance on ‘quality food, speedily delivered’
Convenience-store retailer redesigns website, adds email, SMS outreach
New report lists best practices, although retailers slow to implement them
Creates financing resources for forecourt, in-store EMV upgrades across dealer network
Technology can cut labor costs and deter theft, but can retailers make the leap of faith?
Will help meet needs of small-, medium-sized retailers, restaurant operators