20 Tech Innovators

20 Tech Innovators


Philadelphia-based delivery startup goPuff is considered an innovator, not for its breakout growth but for its fast delivery thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

20 Tech Innovators

Choice Market

Choice Markets’ second location opened in late 2019. It features fuel pumps, electric-vehicle supercharging, a bike-share terminal, electric-scooter charging stations and a solar canopy.

The Seattle-based online retailer is expanding its brick-and-mortar plans to a grocery concept.

Parker’s uses software bots to automate time consuming, repetitive back-office tasks.

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

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.

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