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H&S Energy Partners With LottoShield

Lottery management could save retailer more than $1 million per year
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Following a two-week pilot, retailer H&S Energy Products has integrated LottoShield's lottery management system across its entire network of 165 stores. This action underscores H&S Energy's aggressive technology adoption strategy and aligns well with its plans to double its store count.

Through significant reductions in labor hours, increased operational efficiencies, and a marked decrease in theft, the adoption of LottoShield is projected to result in cost savings of more than $1 million per year for H&S Energy, according to the technology company.

"At last, we've found an amazing solution for scratchers loss prevention. With this live control and tracking tool, our scratchers' inventory is secure from theft or loss," said Fidaa Mohrez, director of operational systems at H&S Energy Products, Orange, California.

LottoShield is a lottery management platform that helps convenience stores secure and automate their lottery category, according to the company. It assists with everything from inventory reconciliation and theft detection to invoice automation, enabling convenience stores to focus on maximizing revenue and customer engagement. It is the first and only fully automated lottery management system that integrates directly with state lotteries, according to Mehdi Mahmoodi, COO and co-founder of LottoShield, San Ramon, California.

"Lottery sales are a staple for convenience stores, but they come with their own set of management challenges," Mahmoodi said. "We're pleased that H&S Energy chose LottoShield to streamline their lottery operations as they continue to expand."

H&S Energy operates 165 locations under the Extra Mile and Power Market brands. Recently, the company announced intentions to more than double its store count to 400 sites within five years.

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