Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Startups place kiosks for digital currency at sites on both coasts

IRVINE, Calif. -- Even though some convenience-store operators don’t even know what Bitcoin is, several stores on the West Coast and reportedly one in Virginia have placed ATM-style devices that will allow customers to purchase the digital currency. Begun in the late 2000s as a digital version of...

The better a brand’s reputation, the more frequent the shopper

RICHARDSON, Texas -- It’s no secret. Consumers today are exposed to hundreds of advertisements across all platforms every day. In fact, Media Dynamics found the number to be approximately 362 ads per day. From traditional marketing methods, such as print ads and direct mail, to the multitude of...

Heartland forges technology-sharing partnership with Petrosoft

ATLANTA -- Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, said that it has completed its merger with Heartland Payment Systems Inc. The combined company provides payments solutions to nearly 2.5 million merchants in 29 countries globally. The companies announced...

House committee member clocks in at Qik n EZ
Convenience-store chain, Comcast offer free Wi-Fi in 720 East Coast locations
Software developer will advise on current and future products
POS firm leverages Revel and Samsung infrastructure to expand mobile ‘ubiquity’
Partnership with Nolan creates efficiencies in inventory and accounting
Names Cree as LED lighting supplier for travel center network
Convenience-store chain enhances digital presence through GasBuddy OpenStore