2022 Power 20

2022 Power 20

Toll Collector

Global Partners LP’s PayByCar pay-by-text service uses E-ZPass toll technology to enable customers to buy fuel using their transponders without having to touch the gas-pump keypad. Vehicles without a toll transponder can use PayByCar’s non-toll sticker to enroll.

2022 Power 20

Innovation Scholar

Alimentation Couche-Tard’s facility at McGill University in Montreal is proof that the company’s innovation team is always learning.

Sheetz announced in May it was enabling digital currency payments via Flexa to provide customers with the ability to pay for items inside its stores or fill up their vehicles at the pump using digital currencies such as bitcoin, ether, litecoin, dogecoin and more.

EG America is expanding its use of contactless payments, a feature of its SmartPay Rewards program that originated with Cumberland Farms, one of several U.S. brands that are part of U.K.-based EG Group.

Many of Kum & Go’s more than 400 stores are in regions of the country that experience extreme winters, says Tracy Ging, the Des Moines, Iowa-based chain’s chief marketing officer.

CEFCO Convenience Stores is diving into innovative checkout schemes on multiple fronts.

When it came time for the Y-Not Stop team members to decide what app features they wanted and who could provide them, they decided three was better than one.

Stan Storti says the cost benefit of self-checkout changed dramatically when the pandemic hit. Adding self-checkout was a way to free up employees’ time so they could focus more on the “Spinx Clean” program, designed to keep the stores not just looking clean but also sterilized, says the president of Spinx, Greenville, S.C.

CITGO began developing connected-car and mobile-payment capabilities for in-store and at the pump purchases with P97 in December 2020.

Tap-and-go credit cards, mobile-phone payment and app alternatives are all part of an expansion of contactless payment options inside and outside Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores nationwide. ...

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