Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Pinnacle program rollout to 180 c-stores completed

WAYCROSS, Ga. -- Flash Foods has completed the beta period and the rollout of The Pinnacle Corp.'s web-based loyalty program, Loyalink, to 180 of its convenience stores. The retailer introduced customers to the "Rewards In A Flash" loyalty program on April 18, 2005. "We are eager to offer our...

Uses RFID, MP3 audio technology

NORFOLK, Va. -- Outsite Networks Inc. has added a fuel theft prevention feature to its Dialogue Marketing Loyalty System. The feature is designed to help solve a growing problem for marketersthe cost and quantity of driveoffs during times of high fuel prices. Aton Bakker, Outsite Networks president...

Gilbarco Veeder-Root offers Encore 550 with SMART Meter

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A new generation of metering technology developed for retail fueling by Gilbarco Veeder-Root means that fuel loss due to meter drift in fuel dispensers is no longer a fact of life for retailers, the company said. The patented technology is available only on Gilbarco's Encore 550...

Will enable forecasting, replenishment, merchandise planning, data managing, procurement, backoffice
Firm will provide payment processing for petroleum marketer
Extends relationship through March 2006
Deal worth $3 million over 12 months, it says
Pilot, Eby-Brown exchanging item, price information electronically
Deal will deliver business management solution for small, midsized c-tailers
Several Mich. Speedway SuperAmerica locations offering mobile office access