Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Is pickup the answer to delivery?

BOSTON -- Amazon caused a stir in the retail world when it announced plans for Amazon Go , a grocery store with no lines and no checkout. But what if shoppers never had to walk into the grocery store in the first place? Convenience stores could one day double as fully stocked grocery stores through...

C-store software provider acquires rival’s enterprise platform

TEMPLE, Texas -- Longtime competitors are joining forces—at least to a degree: Convenience-retail software provider PDI has acquired the enterprise resource planning (ERP) assets of The Pinnacle Corp. In a joint press release, the companies announced that PDI will acquire Pinnacle’s ERP software...

Allows in-vehicle voice or touchscreen payment

DEARBORN, Mich., and IRVING, Texas -- Ford Motor Co. is the first automaker to integrate Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Speedpass+ app to allow customers to pay for gasoline from inside the vehicle. Speedpass+ users can access the app from their Ford Sync 3 touchscreen or by voice commands to authorize...

Omega ATC names new vice president of sales
Cloud-based fuel monitoring system features multilayered security

Analysts predict 18% growth in adoption of self-checkout over next five years

New c-store software startup seeking retailers, distributors
Agreement will ensure critical service is available during weather-related emergencies
Is this new service moving from stunt to ‘routine’?
Adds marketing, revenue, program development executives