The move to EMV raises some big questions: Where are the educational campaigns? How many are relying on store employees to explain the purpose of the new cards? And how many employees are actually prepared for that conversation?
In the past year, at least three on-demand-fueling startups have emerged, promising consumers the convenience of a gasoline fill-up where and when they want it. Each one, enabled by a smartphone app, aims to make the weekly trip to the local gas station a choice rather than a necessity.
Plunge in oil prices sets the stage for record margins and boost in in-store sales. Also In This Issue: Profitability skyrockets for top performers! Other channels seek to redefine convenience! The economy enters a new stage. The growing health-and-wellness trend. Fuel demand; oil's slide; multicultural momentum; and data, data, data!