New Products from the NACS Show: Technology

Trade-show trends illustrate shift to mobile (slide show)

Angel Abcede, Senior Editor/Tobacco, CSP

Technology trends at the NACS Show suggest mobile payment will be coming on strong

ATLANTA -- Whether coming from a phone or a car, initiating a pump transaction, triggering a digital coupon and paying at the pump centered around mobile technology--its infrastructure, how a customer executes the purchase and even tying in lottery and upselling--during the NACS Show in Atlanta.

A look around the trade-show floor revealed how convenience store technology seemed to obsess around mobile technology, as retailers grapple with how smartphones will change their businesses.

And yet, while mobile took center stage, other developments tied to lighting, promotions and digital signage also stood out. Here’s a quick walk-through of interesting exhibits:


Angel Abcede, CSP/Winsight By Angel Abcede, Senior Editor/Tobacco, CSP
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