Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

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?

IRVINE, Calif . -- We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first ... erudite, order-taking robot. Taco Bell may be inventing something that c-stores most want to replicate: the always-friendly employee. And not just a friendly person, but a vitual...

Digital coupons reward customers with seven free drinks

ATLANTA -- RaceTrac launched a new rewards app that offers digital coupons for free drinks to customers who download the “RaceTrac Rewards” app, the company said. Loyal customers can select their choice of a 16-ounce coffee or 32-ounce fountain or frozen beverage, along with countless other coupons...

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