Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Retailer-backed ‘CurrentC’ app pulled after Columbus test; firm lays off 30 workers

WALTHAM, Mass. -- In a move that may mark the end of a retailer-driven mobile-payment solution, the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) opted to postpone the rollout of its beta test in Columbus, Ohio, at the same time announcing a layoff of 30 workers. Speculation that the effort—backed by dozens of...

TA Associates takes majority stake in enterprise-solutions provider

TEMPLE, Texas — TA Associates, a private equity firm, has announced a majority investment in Professional Datasolutions Inc. (PDI), a provider of enterprise-resource planning (ERP) software and services to the convenience-retail and petroleum-wholesale industries. Describing PDI as “particularly...

3 positive outcomes from the chip-card migration mess

OAKBROOK, Ill . — The convenience channel’s biggest migraine today has to be EMV. Confounded by a prolonged certification processes, retailers have to wait to activate equipment they invested in months ago in preparation for last October’s liability shift . At that time, credit-card companies put...

What convenience-store retailers should do for predictive analysis, Gilbarco summit speaker says

Pennsylvania retailer partners with Koupon Media to add offers to loyalty program
Retailer potentially part of W-2 service breach at Equifax
Supplier’s site controller now has security tie with payment processor
Senator asks FTC to investigate barriers to complying with data-security standard
As trust in off-premise digital-storage solutions grows, so do security questions, study says
Gilbarco introduces ‘next generation’ chip-card dispenser