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20 Tech Innovators

CHICAGO — Technology for its own sake is window dressing. Today’s basics include new point-of-sale (POS) systems or frictionless checkout, but it takes real foresight, planning and guts to be a trendsetter in an era when “disruption” is just another buzzword.

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