Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Consumer, market legwork make Shell's biometric gamble a calculated risk

CHICAGO -- Though Shell's recently announced 10-store pilot of biometric payment may sound futuristic, customer surveys, cross-channel legwork and a solid advertising plan may have turned this high-tech gamble into more of a calculated risk. Houston-based Shell Oil Products US spent two years...

Seeks to improve facilities maintenance ops, automate workforce management

SANFORD, N.C. -- The Pantry Inc. has chosen a ViryaNet solution to automate its maintenance and facilities operations, including the activities associated with workforce management and asset management. The Southborough, Mass.-based tech firm is a provider of enterprise software applications that...

Integrates GSTV directly into pump

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Gilbarco Veeder-Root is partnering with Gas Station TV, a provider of digital out-of-home media, to introduce new fuel dispenser functionality that fully integrates GSTV's content with Gilbarco's color merchandising systems. The gas station dispenser is becoming increasingly...

Regional convenience retailer Kum & Go LC has appointed Brian Boettcher to director of information technology.
Prepaid products deal leverages Pinnacle Palm POS
With Pay By Touch, oil company puts its finger on the pulse of its customers' lifestyles.
Leveraging supplier database, reverse auction website, more
Its POS software now operates on PAR Technology platform
Retailer upgrading website to intensify, focus communications with customers
Copy-protection rule changes, new technology facilitating new service