3 Retailers Adopting Cloud-Based Technology

Angel Abcede, Senior Editor/Tobacco, CSP

Cloud-based solutions

CHICAGO -- While some retailers may think cloud-based solutions are a futuristic option, others have taken steps to place specific functions into that third-party space.

Shell Retail


Shell Retail, Houston, and Revel Systems, San Francisco, announced they will implement an iPad point-of-sale (POS) and inventory management system using a cloud-based platform.

Spinx Cos.


For Greenville, S.C.-based Spinx Cos. employees, scheduling and payroll has gone to the cloud, with the 80-store retailer signing up with Kronos, Chelmsford, Mass.

Sheetz, QT & Buc-ee's

Apple Pay

Several companies have taken on the mobile-payment platform Apple Pay, including Sheetz, Altoona, Pa.; QuikTrip, Tulsa, Okla.; and Buc-ee’s, Lake Jackson, Texas.

Bonus: Distributors

McLane mobile app

Temple, Texas-based McLane and Naperville, Ill.-based Eby-Brown introduced mobile apps for c-store retailers to conduct ordering, receiving, inventory,  reclamation and delivery-management tasks.