Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Agreement will ensure critical service is available during weather-related emergencies

LAKE JACKSON, Texas -- Buc-ee’s Ltd. has signed a long-term service agreement with Enchanted Rock Ltd. and Texas Microgrid LLC to provide backup power to 10 convenience stores, with the intent to serve all existing and newly built Buc-ee’s locations. Lake Jackson, Texas-based Buc-ee’s operates 32...

Is this new service moving from stunt to ‘routine’?

RENO, Nev. -- The tagline “Oh thank heaven for 7-Eleven” has become a reality, after a fashion. 7-Eleven is now delivering merchandise from above. Along with drone delivery service Flirtey, the convenience-store chain completed 77 autonomous drone deliveries to customers' homes in the United States...

Adds marketing, revenue, program development executives

DALLAS -- Excentus, provider of the Fuel Rewards program and loyalty marketing and technology solutions, has appointed three executives who will lead the company’s Fuel Rewards program growth, including in the convenience-store and consumer packaged goods (CPG) categories. Excentus has named...

Will use mobile phones to review competitor data, push new fuel prices to stores
Retailer implementing cold-chain solution in restaurants chainwide
Rooftop units powering gasoline dispensers, more
Serves as ‘backbone’ for all of tech firm’s products and services
Solution replaces multiple devices, programs with single interface
Extends customer engagement from pump to inside the store

Amazon Go could bring convenience to a new level