Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Investment growing in real time vs. batched analysis

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- As the demand for insightful customer information grows, retailers are starting to hear about—and invest in—a more immediate version of data analytics, one that taps into “streaming” vs. “batched” or historic data, according to a new study. Examining the adoption rate of “fast...

Service streamlines business practices, provides self-service labor-management features

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- With lofty visions for its employees, a South Carolina retailer is moving its human resources automation into the “cloud,” announced the chain’s new provider. Spinx, an 80-store convenience retailer based in Greenville, S.C., recently selected Kronos, Chelmsford, Mass., and its...

… and get your share of the generation’s $1.3 trillion in spending power

Brought to you by Paytronix. Marketers are seeking to win millennials’ $1.3 trillion in spending power, a figure that continues to grow as the generation approaches its peak earning potential. Savvy brands are shifting marketing spend to attract the valuable attention of this profitable consumer...

Big-box retailer sees mobile payment jump 46% in one week
More than half of retailers waiting to go live have card readers needing approvals, survey says
SmartPay program saves customers $50 million, chain says
Counterclaim tries to nullify Wal-Mart lawsuit, claiming breach of contract
Banks, merchants told to consider capabilities of mobile, digital technology

Even though mobile payment is becoming synonymous with rewards and customer engagement, payment behavior is in its infancy, while loyalty programs appear more mature and in need of reinvention.

5 tips retailers can relay to help reduce ATM data theft at convenience stores