Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Retailer looking to the future of "smart energy" infrastructure

SANFORD, N.C. -- The Pantry Inc. has selected Altruent Systems, a systems integration company that specializes in the consulting, design and installation of mission-critical infrastructure, was selected to design, engineer and construct The Pantry 's new energy-efficient data center with...

NCR touts compartmentalized POS, introduces self-serve profit centers

CHICAGO -- Showcasing both a new point-of-sale (POS) with a modular, internal construct, as well as new self-serve kiosks for DVD rentals and post office capabilities, NCR Corp. gave visitors at this year's NACS convention and trade show a peek into its vision of the future. Gary Dalton, senior...

From pump TVs to scan-based trading, trade show goes high-tech

CHICAGO -- A tour around the petroleum and technology aisles of the trade show at last week's NACS convention revealed a wide range of developments, from video on site to new ideas regarding supply-chain efficiency. Here is a quick list of notable trends, ideas and innovations: Scan-based trading...

Chain orders data warehouse, data-mining technology
Service streamlines in-store networking, data flow
Gilbarco debuts pump for electric cars, PCI-compliant PIN pads, more
Retailer, tech firm sign six-year renewal for FMS
Compliance raises concern for smaller operators
Technology will help wholesaler strengthen fuel buying decisions
Adds 71 more retail locations in St. Louis, New England markets