Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Big-box retailer sees mobile payment jump 46% in one week

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart switched on its mobile-payment solution at a majority of its U.S. locations recently, with a reported 46% increase in use in a single summer week, the company reported. Earlier this month, Wal-Mart officials announced that Walmart Pay was available in more than 4,600 of...

More than half of retailers waiting to go live have card readers needing approvals, survey says

WASHINGTON -- More than half of retailers waiting to go live with EMV already have card readers installed, but still are waiting for the required certification, according to a recently released cross-channel survey. The survey found 48% of retailers responding already had implemented the new...

SmartPay program saves customers $50 million, chain says

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Cumberland Farms’ mobile app program, SmartPay, has saved customers $50 million since its inception three-and-a-half years ago, the company said. Available as both a payment card and a mobile-payment app, the program automatically saves users 10-cents per gallon. It’s free to...

Counterclaim tries to nullify Wal-Mart lawsuit, claiming breach of contract
Banks, merchants told to consider capabilities of mobile, digital technology

Even though mobile payment is becoming synonymous with rewards and customer engagement, payment behavior is in its infancy, while loyalty programs appear more mature and in need of reinvention.

5 tips retailers can relay to help reduce ATM data theft at convenience stores

MasterCard's October 2016 liability-shift date for EMV at ATMs looms.
Convenience stores may offer exclusive promotional downloads
Kroger latest to file against Visa over EMV