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Digital Age Verifier

TXB is piloting TruAge, the new digital age-verification system from NACS and Conexxus, at its new store in Georgetown, Texas.

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Guest-Experience Guru

Dash In, with more than 50 stores, has been testing self-checkouts from NCR. With labor costs rising, the chain began looking for ways to improve labor efficiency, says Vice President of Retail Mark Samuels.

The Royal Farms chain is working with NCR to equip its more than 250 stores in six states with self-checkout technology.

Delek US is about 25% through a rollout to bring a touchless self-checkout system it calls DK Touch-Less to its c-stores across Texas and New Mexico, part of “a comprehensive innovation strategy” by the company’s DK c-store chain to improve the customer experience.

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.

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.

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