Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Sometimes it's best to let consumers lead the loyalty dance

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Lessons on optimizing retail loyalty programs can be found in unusual places. Take Disney World, for example. Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., has changed drastically over the past 20 years. But the park’s most noticeable changes are not the new rides or attractions—it’s...

Technology harnesses the crowd for secure, flexible transactions

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the convenience-store experience through coupons, age verification, loyalty or consumer privacy. But to understand it, it helps to consider an analogy. Say there is a car accident on a busy street and the police arrive to investigate...


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Pay-at-the-pump option significantly boosts chain’s standing

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Supermarket to drop Plenti loyalty this summer
Move intended to complement supplier's enterprise software solutions.
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PaySafe Connect built to simplify PCI compliance for stand-alone payment terminals
Improvements include new ordering tools and a customizable look
Combination allows purchases both in-store and at the pump

Using social media to communicate visually with customers