Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Motorola hopes to introduce M-Wallet transactional cell phone stateside soon

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Taking a cue from a service that is growing in Asia, Motorola Inc. is planning to launch a system that will allow people in the United States to purchase products by waving a cell phone with an embedded chip over scanners at the cash register, reported the Wall Street Journal...

Offers consolidated view of rack and spot prices, price analysis, real-time market info

OMAHA, Neb. -- DTN, a provider of refined fuels price message communications, has introduced DTN Fuel Buyer, a real-time market information service designed to support profitable fuel buying and reselling decisions. DTN Fuel Buyer provides instant access to supplier price messaging from DTN...

Retailer leverages Ariba program to launch, expand initiatives

CANTON, Mass. -- Cumberland Farms has extended and expanded its relationship with spend management provider Ariba Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif. The retailer has been using Ariba QuickSource since 2005 as its platform for launching spend management. Under the terms of a multi-year agreement, Cumberland...

Valero Energy Corp. is implementing TelaPoint Inc.'s TelaFuel Internet software solution to streamline and manage its fuel forecasting.
Offering enables new IP-based applications
Pinnacle clients can go to and find web-based training classes, PowerPoint presentations and recordings of webinars on Pinnacle products.
Will roll out intelligent price optimization solution across all fuel sites
Flash Foods has purchased Arlington, Texas-based Pinnacle Corp.'s Enterprise Performance Management, a recently launched web-based business intelligence suite.
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores implemented TelaPoint Inc.'s TelaFuel Internet software solution to streamline and manage its fuel replenishment process.
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