20 Tech Innovators

20 Tech Innovators

Russell’s Xpress

Russell’s Xpress, are unusual in that they are not staffed by human beings during the day.

20 Tech Innovators


As an established retailer, Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz goes out of its way to disrupt itself before the competition can beat it to the punch.

Kroger began January 2019 by teaming up with Microsoft to create a smart shelf system to more easily guide customers through its stores during shopping.

The Chicago-based burger behemoth has added a litany of consumer-facing technologies in recent years, including digital kiosks inside its U.S. restaurants and artificial intelligence at its drive-thrus.

Pilot Flying J is deliberate in its innovation.

Click through for 20 retailers and restaurants in and beyond the convenience-store industry that exemplify the spirit of innovation through technology in 2020.

Casey’s revamped its website and mobile app to allow for a more seamless ordering process.

Some Loop Neighborhood convenience stores have unusual employees.

Murphy USA gobbled up a stunning 6.5 million participants for its loyalty program in one month’s time upon the program’s launch in March 2019.

From mobile order-ahead capabilities to in-store mobile payment and an app-based rewards program, Wawa has had consumer-facing technology in its arsenal for years.

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