Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Names Cree as LED lighting supplier for travel center network

DURHAM, N.C. -- Pilot Flying J has signed an agreement with Cree Inc. for the company to install indoor and outdoor LED lighting at some of the retailer’s travel centers. The agreement provides for a retrofit of interior and exterior lighting, to include parking lot canopies, downlights and area...

Convenience-store chain enhances digital presence through GasBuddy OpenStore

MODESTO, Calif. -- Gas-station and convenience-store chain Cruisers has announced the launch of its redesigned website and a new mobile app in partnership with GasBuddy OpenStore. The new and improved website, , features enhanced navigation and a design that reflects the...

Digital rewards, mobile payment ‘not going away,’ says RaceTrac

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill , -- In a trend that one major retailer says “is not going away,” at least six convenience-store chains have announced new mobile apps in recent months, offering customers digital rewards, fuel discounts and mobile payment. Recent announcements have come from Casey’s General...

Is Taco Bell building that a fun, accurate, food-order taking robot convenience-stores want?
Digital coupons reward customers with seven free drinks
Credit-card giant sees momentum in U.S. adoption
Promotions, other features expected to increase brand loyalty
More than 40% have yet to upgrade in-store POS six months after liability shift, study says
GasBuddy OpenStore enables digital Coffee Club, more
Digital payment provider enhances products with rewards program