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Albertsons Launches Instacart-Powered Virtual Store
O Organics Market will showcase grocer’s organic and natural private brands, offer same-day delivery.
Posted Jul 17, 2018

Kroger Debuts OptUP App
Data-driven app aims to encourage shoppers to make healthier decisions.
Posted Jul 17, 2018

Consumers Want Smart Labels
70% of consumers want to know more about a product then the ingredients on the label.
Posted Jul 17, 2018

Walmart Granted a Patent for Employee Audio Surveillance System
Company could listen in on employee conversations as part of performance evaluations.
Posted Jul 16, 2018

Coca-Cola Debuts Reverse Vending Machines
Pilot vending machines support Coke’s “World Without Waste” initiative.
Posted Jul 13, 2018

Tim Hortons Tests Delivery in Canada
Delivery will begin in Vancouver, Edmonton and Ottawa.
Posted Jul 13, 2018

Coca-Cola China Testing AI-Enabled Retail Freezer
‘Smart’ store attracts customers, simplifies management and supports female entrepreneurship.
Posted Jun 25, 2018

Dollar General Tests App-based Checkout
The discount chain is the latest retailer to dip its toes into mobile checkout.
Posted Jun 22, 2018

Microsoft Tinkers With Cashier-less Technology
The company has been working on ways for customers to bypass checkout lines.
Posted Jun 15, 2018

Toyota Looks to Self-driving Convenience Stores
The automobile manufacturer partners with Starbucks and 7-Eleven Japan to bring mobile cafes and c-stores to Japan.
Posted Jun 15, 2018

Innovation That Enables Immediate Consumption
Albert Heijn To GO’s smart shelf technology offers tap, grab and go purchasing.
Posted Jun 13, 2018

Walmart Rolls Out Personal Shopper Service
New service Jetblack offers same-day delivery for $50/month membership.
Posted Jun 5, 2018

Albertsons May Pilot Technology Like Amazon Go
Grocer will start small with meal kits and prepared food, move to touch-and-go gas pumps.
Posted May 31, 2018

Amazon Will Deliver to Your Car Trunk
The world’s largest online retailer is partnering with GM and Volvo to offer in-car delivery services.
Posted May 2, 2018

Google Is Using Fast Food Restaurants When Giving Directions
You may start hearing “Turn left after the McDonald’s” instead of street names.​
Posted May 1, 2018

Chevrolet, Shell Deliver Fuel Payment From Comfort of Driver’s Seat
The companies have teamed up to roll out the automotive industry’s first embedded, in-dash fuel payment and savings experience.
Posted Apr 26, 2018

GetGo Partners with Grubhub
Giant Eagle’s convenience store chain is dabbling in delivery of its meal options.
Posted Apr 24, 2018

Impact 21’s President Lisa Stewart to be Inducted to the Conexxus Hall of Fame
During the Conexxus Annual Conference later this month, Stewart will be honored for many years of commitment to industry standards and process improvements.
Posted Apr 12, 2018

Walmart Releasing 500 Additional Pickup Towers
Positive feedback shows “giant vending machines” offer convenience for online shoppers.
Posted Apr 12, 2018

Sonic Continues Testing of Mobile App Order-Ahead Platform
Fast food company launches full-market test to add convenience for customers.
Posted Apr 9, 2018

Coca-Cola Debuts IoT-Connected Vending Machines
New “intelligent” coolers will transform the customer experience and drive business analytics.
Posted Apr 9, 2018

New Price-Intelligence Technology Designed Specifically for C-Stores
Retail machine-learning company creates customized solutions to optimize customer experience.
Posted Apr 5, 2018

Little Caesar’s Deploys Mobile Pickup Station
Pizza Portal self-serve station allows customers to skip the line and pick up their orders.
Posted Apr 3, 2018

Conexxus Annual Conference Adds AI and Blockchain Sessions, Among Other Hot Topics
Early registration for the must-attend industry technology event ends April 13.
Posted Mar 29, 2018

New Tech Causing Record-High Turnover at Fast Food Restaurants
The fast food industry is seeing turnover rates of nearly 150%.
Posted Mar 26, 2018

Conexxus Webinar Discusses Penetration Testing
Learn about penetration testing and how to protect yourself against data breaches.
Posted Mar 23, 2018

New Tech Stresses Out Employees
At McDonald’s, new innovations could lead to more employee turnover for an industry that already has a 150% turnover rate.
Posted Mar 15, 2018

Hershey, GoPuff Create Virtual Shopping Experience
Companies explore what the future of shopping could look like.
Posted Mar 15, 2018

Dunkin’ Donuts Integrates Mobile Ordering With Google Assistant
Rewards members can use the Google Assistant to place a mobile order and bypass the line for pick-up.
Posted Mar 15, 2018

PayPal CEO Says Checkout Is ‘Vestigial Organ of Yesterday’
Dan Schulman says mobile will erase the boundaries between in-store and ecommerce.
Posted Mar 12, 2018

Need a Bathroom? There’s an App for That
Cintas launches its “Got to Go” mobile app that allows users to find and rate nearby restrooms.
Posted Feb 15, 2018

Mobile Technology is Top of Mind
Survey finds that most QSR and fast-casual brands believe millennials are fueling industry changes.
Posted Feb 15, 2018

Cumberland Farms Launches Next Generation of SmartPay App
Convenience retailer is introducing Food Club Rewards and other in-app enhancements.
Posted Feb 13, 2018

Vish Ganapathy to Keynote Conexxus Conference
The annual conference runs April 29 to May 3 in Chicago.
Posted Feb 12, 2018

Kroger Introduces Scan, Bag, Go Technology
Customers will eventually be able to pay for their groceries directly through the app.
Posted Feb 1, 2018

Burger Joint Tests Facial Recognition
Customers can complete their transaction by looking at the camera on a self-ordering kiosk.
Posted Jan 29, 2018

Shell Checks Out IBM’s Instant Register
The trial of an immediate RFID checkout solution took place in London.
Posted Jan 26, 2018

Amazon Go is Officially a Go
Following a year-plus of testing its latest retail concept, Amazon’s first convenience store is now open.
Posted Jan 22, 2018

Alibaba Brings Tech to Independent Stores
The ecommerce company wants to reinvent mom-and-pop convenience stores with technology to streamline operations.
Posted Jan 17, 2018

NACS Communicates Data Security Concerns
Coalition submits comments to Congress on four principles that should be included in data security and data breach notification legislation.
Posted Jan 9, 2018

Amazon Go: Friend or Foe?
This week’s Convenience Matters podcast dives into what the innovative Amazon Go is bringing to the convenience retail space.
Posted Jan 9, 2018

Walmart Works on Developing Cashier-less Store
In addition, the discount retailer has started testing a personal shopping service under a subsidiary.
Posted Dec 22, 2017

How Restaurants Have Embraced Self-Ordering Systems
Touchscreen kiosks and cashless point-of-sale systems are extremely popular in foodservice establishments.
Posted Dec 22, 2017

GasBuddy Adds Dual Branding Capability
New feature will allow two brands to appear in the app to help lessen confusion for consumers.
Posted Dec 19, 2017

7-Eleven Tests Mobile Ordering, Delivery and In-Store Pickup
New 7-ElevenNOW smartphone app enables Dallas consumers to order products on-demand, for delivery or in-store pickup.
Posted Dec 14, 2017

GM Puts Ordering App in Vehicles
The Marketplace feature is included in 2017 or 2018 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC models.
Posted Dec 8, 2017

Sheetz Offers Voice Activated Ordering Through Alexa
Sheetz continues its mission to provide the ultimate convenience to customers.
Posted Dec 7, 2017

Target Debuts a Mobile Payment System
As part of the store’s app, “Wallet” lets shoppers check out and use Cartwheel digital coupons via their smartphones.
Posted Dec 6, 2017

Uber Inks Autonomous Vehicle Deal With Volvo
The ride-share company placed an order for 24,000 self-driving cars.
Posted Nov 22, 2017

7-Eleven Engages Customers Outside the Box
Chatbot platform allows consumers to communicate with the retailer on Facebook Messenger.
Posted Nov 16, 2017

Maverik, Wawa Talk About Enterprise Digital Transformation
NACS Show education session sheds insights on the adoption of mobile technology for convenience store operations and workflows.
Posted Nov 14, 2017

EMV: A Common-Sense Mandate
NACS Show session explores the many reasons why merchants should deploy EMV.
Posted Oct 27, 2017

Consumers Give Amazon Their Keys
Amazon Key is a new service that enables in-home delivery for Amazon Prime members.
Posted Oct 26, 2017

Petrosoft Debuts Petrosoft Enterprise, Powered by SAP Business One
The new solution aims to capture business info in one system.
Posted Oct 25, 2017

Food Can Now Be Ordered Through Facebook
People can now order food for takeout from restaurants near them that take orders via, DoorDash, ChowNow, Zuppler, EatStreet, Slice and Olo.
Posted Oct 16, 2017

Using the Internet of Things to Connect With Customers, Business
This month’s free Conexxus webinar also tackled employees using their own devices for company business.
Posted Oct 13, 2017

Verifone Strengthens Commitment to Convenience Store Foodservice
New drive-thru food ordering service will enable c-store shoppers to customize and track their orders.
Posted Oct 12, 2017

Tesco, Sainsbury’s Move Toward Mobile Payments
Tesco debuted a payment app, while Sainsbury’s announced its pilot of checkout-less technology.
Posted Sep 29, 2017

Amazon Partners With Online Food Delivery Company
The e-commerce retailer gained a network of 200 restaurant brands with around 40,000 locations.
Posted Sep 27, 2017

Domino’s, Ford Research Pizza Delivery Using Self-Driving Vehicles
The first phase is focused on customer interaction with new delivery technology.
Posted Aug 30, 2017

Walmart Relaunches Scan-and-Pay Option
The technology lets shoppers use an app to check out and pay for their items.
Posted Aug 9, 2017

Singapore Grocery Store Launches Unmanned, Cashless C-store
Cheers is a fully automatic concept store in which customers scan and pay via a mobile app.
Posted Aug 1, 2017

So Maybe the Robots Really Are Coming
Increasingly, more retailers are automating certain workplace tasks.
Posted Jul 20, 2017

Pizza Hut Goes on Hiring Spree
Delivery chain will hire 3,000 drivers every month for the remainder of 2017.
Posted Jul 20, 2017

Panera Bread Surpasses $1 Billion in Digital Sales
Fast-casual chain says its digital investments enable a personalized and enhanced guest experience.
Posted Jun 20, 2017

Mobile Convenience Store Self-Drives to Customers
Wheely’s is testing a prototype kiosk that can wheel right up to your doorstep.
Posted Jun 16, 2017

Pinnacle, Worldpay Deliver Chip Card Certification to Palm POS Solution
The Pinnacle Corporation and Worldpay team will enhance their security through chip card certification.
Posted Jun 9, 2017

Apple Launching Peer-to-Peer Payments
New feature called Pay Cash will allow one user to pay another user through their smartphone.
Posted Jun 6, 2017

Charles de Gaulle Airport Gets Robot Valet Parking
“Stan” now parks cars at the Paris airport.
Posted Jun 2, 2017

Will Robots Take Over Retail Jobs?
The automation wave will likely kick cashiers to the curb first.
Posted May 26, 2017

Phillips 66 Unveils New Mobile Platform
Mobile commerce connected sites are currently being tested in the Texas and Oklahoma regions.
Posted May 25, 2017

Driverless Vehicles Could Put the Brakes on Accident-related Lawsuits
A veteran transportation attorney outlines the cascading legal effects of autonomous vehicles.
Posted May 25, 2017

Google to Mine Financial Transactions for Shopping Data
The company wants to prove its online ads push customers into brick-and-mortar stores.
Posted May 24, 2017

Wawa Makes Mobile Ordering Available for Rewards Members
Customers can get Wawa’s made-to-order food and beverages through their mobile device.
Posted May 18, 2017

Feeding America to Play Bigger Role in Reducing Food Waste
MealConnect helps save food that might have gone to waste, then directs the rescued food to pantries and meal programs that serve people in need.
Posted May 11, 2017

ExxonMobil App Connects With Apple Watch
Consumers can use the Speedpass app through connected cars and the Apple Watch to activate the pump and purchase fuel.
Posted May 8, 2017

Worldpay Offers Visa’s Quick Chip
Solution is intended to reduce overall chip card terminal wait time and provide speed of service.
Posted May 2, 2017

Pinnacle Loyalty Now Supports Conexxus Integration Standards
The integration announcement comes ahead of the Conexxus Annual Conference next week.
Posted Apr 21, 2017

Subway Introduces Food Ordering on Facebook with a Bot
Customers can order with a bot via Messenger to more than 26,500 restaurants in the United States.
Posted Apr 20, 2017

Japanese C-stores Move to Self-checkout
Within a decade, the nation’s largest retailers will have computer kiosks that can scan entire baskets of items at a time.
Posted Apr 19, 2017

McDonald’s: Getting to Know You
The fast-food chain has plans to gather lots of data from customers via its mobile ordering system.
Posted Apr 19, 2017

Red Robin Delves Into Mobile Ordering
Burger chain is launching digital ordering capabilities at restaurants nationwide.
Posted Apr 18, 2017

Snapchat Gives Advertisers More Location Data
A new ad product provides retailers with data on who’s using the app where.
Posted Apr 17, 2017

Gas Station TV, Verifone Announce Joint Venture
Combined network offers will engage consumers at the pump and on-the-go.
Posted Apr 13, 2017

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Will Receive ACM A.M. Turing Award
The inventor of the World Wide Web was the opening general session speaker at NACStech 2007.
Posted Apr 6, 2017

Pinnacle, Lynch Oil Launch Mr. Gas Consumer Mobile App
The app can be used by consumers in the Burley, Idaho, area.
Posted Apr 5, 2017

Starbucks Tests Mobile-Only Store
Café within the company’s Seattle HQ building will trial a new mobile ordering and pay concept.
Posted Apr 3, 2017

Dunkin’ Makes Ordering Ahead Easier With Waze
Chain is the first brand to partner with Waze’s new order-ahead feature through its mobile app.
Posted Mar 30, 2017

MAPCO Enhances its Mobile Offer
Convenience retailer teams up with Koupon to drive customer loyalty and increase sales in-store.
Posted Mar 30, 2017

‘Alexa, Ask Starbucks to Start My Latte’
Strategic growth plans include voice ordering through Amazon Alexa and Ford vehicles.
Posted Mar 24, 2017

MillerCoors, IPG Create One-Button Ordering for Beer
Initial test for the Amazon Dash button will begin with 500 customers.
Posted Mar 24, 2017

Hershey’s Sourcemap Provides Greater Food Transparency
The interactive online tool gives consumers the ability to trace ingredients back to the agricultural source.
Posted Mar 22, 2017

Domino’s Eyes Voice Assistance Technology
Pizza chain it looking to boost its digital presence by adding voice assistance capabilities.
Posted Mar 20, 2017

ExxonMobil Adds Samsung Pay to Speedpass+ App
Consumers can now use Samsung Pay directly through the Speedpass+ app.
Posted Mar 15, 2017

Mobile Ordering Now Used by Billions
NPD Group says digital foodservice ordering accounts for 1.9 billion of all U.S. foodservice visits.
Posted Mar 9, 2017

Introducing the Sneakers That Order a Pizza
Pizza Hut’s “Pie Top” sneakers can order pie by pressing a button on the shoe’s tongue.
Posted Mar 6, 2017

GasBuddy Adds Customer Reviews to Mobile App
Consumer ratings and reviews list convenience stores with cleanest restrooms, best coffee, best customer service and best overall experience.
Posted Mar 2, 2017

Restaurants Embrace the App
More foodservice establishments are using digital ordering and mobile apps.
Posted Mar 1, 2017

Walmart, IBM Developing a Food Safety Solution
By using blockchain technology, the companies hope to develop a traceable and transparent food safety solution for the entire supply chain.
Posted Feb 28, 2017

Wendy’s Is Installing Self-Serve Kiosks
QSR says about 1,000 of its U.S. locations will have self-serve kiosks in place by year’s end.
Posted Feb 28, 2017

McDonald’s Entices Customers with Kiosks
Touchscreen ordering is spreading to more of the QSR’s U.S. locations.
Posted Feb 23, 2017

Gulf Oil Announces New Mobile App
The pilot program is set to launch in select New England and New York markets.
Posted Feb 22, 2017

Just How Convenient Are Convenience Stores?
7-Eleven wants to remain as relevant as it was 90 years ago.
Posted Feb 21, 2017

Chipotle Reduces Time Spent Waiting for Digital Orders
New technology is also leading to greater digital order volume.
Posted Feb 21, 2017

Delivery Drones Will Be Just 1% of Commercial Market by 2020
Gartner research suggests that drones aren't able to fly long enough to carry out multiple deliveries.
Posted Feb 13, 2017

Automation Brings Forth New Coffee Shop
San Francisco café serves up made-to-order cups of coffee from a robotic barista within seconds.
Posted Jan 31, 2017

Can Coffee Shops Succeed Without Wi-Fi?
Several New York City cafes have pulled the plug on Wi-Fi or banned laptops, and found that customers appreciate the chance to chat.
Posted Jan 20, 2017

Technology Investments Pay Off
New report identifies three strategic areas of attention: seamless shopping experience, personalization and store transformation.
Posted Jan 18, 2017

Honda, Visa Demonstrate In-Vehicle Payments with Gilbarco and IPS Group
In-vehicle payment option features Visa payment technology.
Posted Jan 12, 2017

CAVA Launches Mobile Ordering App
As part of a new technology roll-out, the fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant brand is targeting digital sales to comprise 20% to 30% of its business in 2017.
Posted Jan 10, 2017

Mom-and-pop C-stores Shouldn’t Fear Amazon
Don’t think automation can replace the human connection.
Posted Jan 6, 2017

QuickChek Steps Up Mobile Ad Effort
Its geo-marketing program helps the brand engage with mobile shoppers.
Posted Jan 4, 2017

Automated Restaurant Opens in New York City (Again)
Eatsa, which already has a Washington, D.C., location, uses touchscreens for orders.
Posted Dec 23, 2016

7-Eleven Completes 77 Drone Deliveries
Flirtey and 7-Eleven complete the first month of routine commercial drone deliveries, airlifting 77 packages to customers’ homes.
Posted Dec 22, 2016

Love’s Travel Stops Embraces Internet of Things
The chain is using a machine-to-machine platform to ensure food quality.
Posted Dec 21, 2016

Amazon Makes First Commercial Delivery Via Drone
The online retailer conducted its trial in Cambridge, England.
Posted Dec 16, 2016

New Rule Could Require Cars to Communicate
Proposed Department of Transportation rule would mandate vehicle-to-vehicle correspondence on light vehicles to avoid crashes.
Posted Dec 15, 2016

Amazon's Tech-Driven Convenience Store
This is what retail disruption looks like at Amazon Go: no POS, no cash, no clerks, no lines.
Posted Dec 6, 2016

New Zealand Couple Receives First Drone Pizza Delivery
Domino’s uses a drone to drop two pizzas at a customer’s house.
Posted Nov 18, 2016

McDonald’s Moves Ahead With Mobile Enhancements
The QSR is getting ready to launch mobile payment and ordering in the United States next year.
Posted Nov 8, 2016

Chase Pay Coming to Walmart
Walmart shoppers will be able to use Chase Pay via the Walmart mobile app.
Posted Nov 7, 2016

Dunkin’ Donuts Leverages Mobile Gifting
Available for Apple’s iPhone, users can send gift cards within Messages in iOS 10.
Posted Nov 1, 2016

Pending EMV Pain at the Pump
The October 2017 liability shift is both costly and impossible for fuel retailers to meet.
Posted Oct 28, 2016

IBM Watson Meets GM and OnStar
The new partnership creates the auto industry’s first cognitive mobility platform, and allows customers to make purchases with MasterCard debit and credit cards stored in their Masterpass wallet.
Posted Oct 28, 2016

McLane Launches New Online Portal
New portal solution provides retailers access to key performance and operational data to save time, increase efficiency and boost profits.
Posted Oct 27, 2016

Self-Driving Truck Delivers Beer
The vehicle, owned by Uber, successfully completed a 120-mile interstate trip.
Posted Oct 26, 2016

Vish Ganapathy Urges C-Stores to Avoid Being in the Middle
During his keynote Technology Edge address, Ganapathy advised retailers to compete on innovation.
Posted Oct 24, 2016

Sheetz, OrderUp Team Up on Delivery
Food and beverages now available by delivery through the free app or website at two locations.
Posted Oct 21, 2016

A New Way to Shake
Shake Shack tests its first iOS mobile ordering Shack App.
Posted Oct 20, 2016

Nittany Oil Rolls Out Gilbarco's Express Ordering Foodservice Kiosks
With the growth of its foodservice program, the need for self-service ordering technology has become a necessity at Nittany Oil.
Posted Oct 17, 2016

Kroger to Upgrade 10,000 Dispensers for EMV Compliance
Wayne will provide full turnkey deployment, including project management, materials, planning, logistics and installation services.
Posted Oct 13, 2016

Conexxus Releases Mobile Payments Standards Version 2.0
Retailers can now operate loyalty both in the cloud or in local environments, independent of how the mobile payment is transacted.
Posted Sep 29, 2016

Robot Delivery Comes to Washington, D.C.
Autonomous robots will deliver groceries and takeout in the nation’s capital this fall.
Posted Sep 26, 2016

Eby-Brown Rolls Out Enhanced Wakefield Sandwich, Foodservice Line
The company also has debuted its Eby Source Point 360, a store management and ordering application.
Posted Sep 21, 2016

Rutter’s, NCR Bring EMV to the Pump
Companies will launch the first OPTIC outdoor payment solution in early Q4 2016.
Posted Sep 13, 2016

Drones to Drop Chipotle Burritos at Virginia Tech
Google parent Alphabet Inc. is planning to deliver burritos to students and staff via drones.
Posted Sep 12, 2016

Ford Collaborates With In-Vehicle C-Store Service
Cargo enables ride-share passengers the ability to buy c-store merchandise while inside the car.
Posted Sep 12, 2016

Solutions for IT Professionals Found at the NACS Show
The Technology Edge Solutions Center provides attendees with access to new technology innovations exclusively at the NACS Show expo.
Posted Sep 9, 2016

Diners Look for Online Experience
Seven in 10 restaurant customers expect apps to be more personal, while QSR customers expect to spend 20% more when leveraging digital opportunities.
Posted Sep 8, 2016

Amazon Introduces Car Research Community
Customers can view specifications, images, videos and reviews for thousands of new and classic car models on
Posted Aug 26, 2016

Small Businesses Embrace Mobile Payments Over Credit Cards
The move to EMV standards has spurred independent retailers to encourage mobile payments rather than traditional credit and debit cards.
Posted Aug 26, 2016

Walgreens Links Loyalty Program With Android Pay
Drugstore chain continues to simplify the checkout experience through mobile payment integration.
Posted Aug 23, 2016

Get the Edge on Technology
At the NACS Show, the Technology Edge CIO Panel will provide a snapshot of what’s going on in convenience retail IT.
Posted Aug 16, 2016

EMV Adoption Is Pushing Aside Other Payment Initiatives
A new study suggests that an EMV adoption bottleneck is pushing aside other priorities such as mobile payments, end-to-end encryption and tokenization.
Posted Aug 11, 2016

Avoid the EMV Chip Transaction?
The ‘real answer’ to better security could be in the mobile transaction.
Posted Aug 4, 2016

App Delivers C-Store Items to Doorsteps
On-demand delivery service wants users to say, ‘Goodbye convenience store. Hello goPuff.’
Posted Jul 28, 2016

Speedway Teams With NCR on EMV
An EMV-ready hardware and software solution enables the convenience retailer to enhance the customer experience.
Posted Jul 25, 2016

Pokemon Protection?
For some businesses the influx of Pokemon users is a boon, but don’t ignore potential security risks.
Posted Jul 21, 2016

GC Express Customers Earn Perks for Mobile Payments at the Pump
Mobile payment option can lower interchange costs by more than half.
Posted Jul 21, 2016

Publix Partners With Instacart
The supermarket chain is the latest to join with the grocery delivery service.
Posted Jul 13, 2016

Cumberland Farms Announces Millions in Savings
Smart Pay program has saved customers $50 million since its launch in 2013.
Posted Jul 11, 2016

Robot Delivery Starts in Europe
In England, Germany and Switzerland, autonomous robots are bringing food to consumers.
Posted Jul 8, 2016

What Coming Changes to Payment Standards Mean for Your Business
Rescheduled for July 28, this webinar will explain how ISO20022 will impact petroleum retailers.
Posted Jul 8, 2016

Walmart Pay Now Available Nationwide
Retailer says that 88% of transactions come from repeat Walmart Pay users.
Posted Jul 7, 2016

Senator Pushes for Security Measures in Cars With Internet Connections
Massachusetts legislator wants to be sure that such protections aren’t an “afterthought.”
Posted Jul 1, 2016

Kiosks Are Not Replacing QSR Workers
Wendy's and McDonald's say self-ordering kiosk tests are not tied to higher minimum wage movements.
Posted Jun 22, 2016

Free Mobile Commerce Webinar Tomorrow
Retailers should tune in June 16 to hear real-life examples for designing and implementing a mobile commerce program.
Posted Jun 15, 2016

Subway Launches Subway Digital Group
The worldwide sandwich chain wants to transform the guest experience.
Posted Jun 15, 2016

QuickChek Expands Mobile Ordering Menu
New Jersey-based convenience retail chain is adding more options to its mobile ordering app.
Posted Jun 14, 2016

Free Webinar on Mobile Commerce on June 16
Conexxus and the W. Capra Consulting Group will present real-life examples for designing and implementing a mobile commerce program for retailers.
Posted Jun 9, 2016

Shared Travel: Revolution or Evolution?
The latest NACS Convenience Matters podcast examines how the emerging shared travel trend will affect fuel retailers.
Posted Jun 7, 2016

Walmart Testing Grocery Delivery with Uber, Lyft
The last-mile delivery service is intended to help Walmart go head-to-head with Amazon.
Posted Jun 6, 2016

Skipping the Line Is All the Rage
From Chick-fil-A to Dunkin’ Donuts, technology is helping customers pay ahead and skip long lines.
Posted Jun 6, 2016

Chick-fil-A Launches New Mobile App
App allows for meal customization and an advance order and payment for skipping the line.
Posted Jun 2, 2016

Bitcoin Available in Mexican Convenience Stores
Bitso and Zmart Group have teamed up to offer the digital currency at retailers across Mexico.
Posted May 20, 2016

Kwik Fill Launches Mobile Coupon Program
The convenience retailer teamed up with Koupon Media to implement mobile offers that drive loyalty, store traffic and increased sales.
Posted May 18, 2016

Wendy’s Adds Self-Service Kiosks
The move to self-serve technology signals the QSR’s attempt to help control labor costs.
Posted May 16, 2016

How NCR Technology Helps Rutter’s Deliver in Foodservice
Convenience and fuel retailers looking to enter or step up their participation in foodservice would do well to take a few tips out of Rutter’s book.
Posted May 11, 2016

Convenience Stores Increase Social Media Presence on College Campuses
University c-store foodservice directors use social media to connect with students.
Posted May 11, 2016

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Enables EMV at the Pump
Through a partnership with Verifone, FlexPay IV securely accepts EMV payments at the pump.
Posted May 11, 2016

Dunkin’ Expands Delivery and On-the-Go Ordering
The chain is expanding its mobile ordering program throughout the metro New York area, and testing delivery throughout the Boston region with Favor and DoorDash.
Posted May 2, 2016

Wawa Offers Free Wi-Fi
Convenience store chain teams up with Comcast to offer customers free Wi-Fi at more than 700 Wawa locations.
Posted Apr 28, 2016

Jack Link’s Launches E-Commerce Platform
Online store offers an array of jerky flavors that can be delivered monthly to customers.
Posted Apr 26, 2016

Wayne Fueling Systems Wraps Up 2016 Technology Summit
John Eichberger of the Fuels Institute spoke to nearly 225 attendees about the future of the retail fuels market and the emergence of electric vehicles.
Posted Apr 21, 2016

McDonald’s UK Partners With SOTI on Tablets
The joint effort provides tablet computers for customers to play games and access the Internet while dining at McDonald’s.
Posted Apr 21, 2016

Dunkin Brews Competition for Rivals
Upon enrollment of DD Perks, members receive a free beverage and 125 points; chain also unveiled a new version of its mobile app for payment and gifting.
Posted Apr 19, 2016

Taco Bell Bot Orders for Customers
The restaurant chain is experimenting with an ordering system called TacoBot.
Posted Apr 8, 2016

RaceTrac Launches New Rewards App
New loyalty app also features a GPS-enabled store locator, listing the closest stores by mile and each store’s gas prices and amenities.
Posted Apr 7, 2016

Domino’s Speeds Up Mobile Ordering
The pizza chain’s zero-click ordering ‘really doesn't require you to do anything.’
Posted Apr 7, 2016

Dunkin’ Donuts Tests Grab-and-Go
Kiosks at some locations hold a selection of sub and sandwich items.
Posted Mar 31, 2016

McDonald’s Tests Mobile Ordering
Tapping a button to order a Big Mac could be coming to your smartphone soon.
Posted Mar 30, 2016

Domino's Sends Out the Robots
Pizza chain is testing delivery by robot in New Zealand.
Posted Mar 22, 2016

Fast-Food Industry Sets Sights on Automation
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s CEO is intrigued by the idea of a fully automated fast-food restaurant.
Posted Mar 21, 2016

Apps Help Drivers Economize Fuel
A variety of mobile applications point motorists to the closest and least expensive gasoline stations, as well as the fastest route there.
Posted Mar 16, 2016

QuickChek Debuts Mobile Ordering App
The app allows customers to place orders for its foodservice offerings via smartphone.
Posted Mar 11, 2016

ExxonMobil Launches Speedpass+ App with Apple Pay
Mobile payment app enables customers to pay for fuel at the pump with a smartphone.
Posted Mar 9, 2016

Is Technology Closing Independent Pizza Joints?
Digital and online ordering for big chains has revolutionized the pizza category.
Posted Mar 9, 2016

Unmanned Convenience Store Opens in Sweden
Customers enter with their smartphones, which they also use to scan items.
Posted Mar 1, 2016

Pinnacle Corporation Launches New Education Portal
Customers can now retrieve all resources through a single access point.
Posted Feb 24, 2016

Visa to Turn Car into a Mobile Payment Platform
Visa showed off a concept app this week that allows drivers to pay for fuel without leaving their car.
Posted Feb 23, 2016

Starbucks Changes How Loyalty Is Doled Out
Customer rewards will be based on dollars spent rather than number of visits.
Posted Feb 23, 2016

Casey’s General Store Creates Digital ‘Home’ for Customers
Customers can now place pizza orders directly from their smartphones.
Posted Feb 22, 2016

Panera Strives for Ordering Perfection
The fast-casual chain wants to eliminate botched orders through technology.
Posted Feb 12, 2016

Futurist Michael Rogers Headlines Conexxus Annual Conference
Rogers’ approach to technology, economics and consumer behavior offers unique insights into the future of convenience and fuel retailing.
Posted Jan 28, 2016

Rite Aid Installs Proximity Beacons at U.S. Stores
The drug store chain will have the beacons in more than 4,500 locations.
Posted Jan 27, 2016

Uber to Launch Service for Meal Delivery
The UberEats app will allow customers in 10 U.S. localities to order restaurant food for delivery.
Posted Jan 22, 2016

Top 7 Trends for Reaching Consumers in 2016
Trends identify how a shift toward more life-centric technology will be realized in the coming year.
Posted Jan 20, 2016

Casey's Adds Online Ordering to Mobile App
New feature makes online food ordering more convenient for customers.
Posted Jan 5, 2016

The Rise of Connected Coffee
Bluetooth and mobile app technologies are making their way into home espresso super automatic machines.
Posted Dec 31, 2015

Will Apple Take a Bite Out of Credit Cards?
Once Apple Pay establishes itself as a household name, banks and credit cards may not be needed.
Posted Dec 29, 2015

Walmart Launches Smartphone Payment System
Customers can use Walmart Pay on any iOS or Android smartphone at checkout lanes through the store’s app.
Posted Dec 14, 2015

Walmart Jumps Into Mobile Payments With Walmart Pay
The discount retailer’s mobile payment service integrates with its current app.
Posted Dec 11, 2015

Mobile Payments Hearing Focuses on Consumer Protection and Security Innovation
Policymakers applauded innovations that have thrived in the mobile payments space at Tuesday’s House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing.
Posted Dec 2, 2015

GasBuddy Provides New Connections at the Pump
The free service to its members allows retailers to deliver personalized ads to users.
Posted Dec 2, 2015

Conexxus Hosts Free Tokenization Webinar
On November 19, retailers are invited to participate in an hour-long session on key trends in mobile payments and wallets.
Posted Nov 17, 2015

Heartland, Pinnacle Offer Integrated EMV POS Solution
Lynch Oil will be the first convenience and fuel retailer to implement the EMV acceptance system.
Posted Nov 13, 2015

Apple in Talks to Bring PayPal Rival to Market
Reports indicate that the tech company is in talks with banks to launch a mobile person-to-person payment service.
Posted Nov 12, 2015

The (Artificial) Nose Knows
A company has developed a small chip that essentially provides a sense of smell to computers.
Posted Nov 11, 2015

Conexxus Is Setting the Strategy
Several industry trends are on the radar of the technology and standards organization and will continue to be the group’s focus.
Posted Nov 5, 2015

Samsung Pay Debuts Strong
The mobile payment solution registered good sales during the first month of its U.S. launch.
Posted Nov 4, 2015

Chase, MCX Team Develop Retailer-Friendly Mobile Wallet
A huge benefit for merchants will be the mobile wallet’s no network and no merchant-acquiring fees.
Posted Oct 28, 2015

The Age of the Customer
Empowered customers will determine which companies will thrive and fail in 2016.
Posted Oct 27, 2015

There’s an App for That at QuikTrip
Convenience retailer quietly rolled out a mobile app for QT customers.
Posted Oct 22, 2015

Starbucks Enhances Drive-Thru Experience
The coffeehouse chain is adding two-way video screens in an effort to improve drive-thru service.
Posted Oct 21, 2015

Preparing Payments for the World Wide Web
The World Wide Web Consortium, of which NACS is a member, has announced the formation of the Web Payments Working Group.
Posted Oct 21, 2015

UberRUSH Opens for Business in Chicago, New York, San Francisco
The service is designed to partner with local businesses on delivery.
Posted Oct 15, 2015

We’ve Got Your Back
Conexxus is a member of both the EMV Migration Forum and the Petroleum Working Committee to address challenges relating to EMV implementation.
Posted Oct 9, 2015

EMV Hearing Held in U.S. House Small Business Committee
"I can't help but laugh," replied one representative when a Visa spokesperson said swipe fees are “competitive” and set to attract business from both issuing banks and merchants.
Posted Oct 8, 2015

Cumberland Farms Sells $1 Billion in Gas Via SmartPay
SmartPay Check-Link is now the most popular method of gas payment for the convenience store chain.
Posted Oct 8, 2015

Online Delivery Blossoms
Sales from online grocery sites are predicted to reach $13 billion in 2015.
Posted Oct 8, 2015

Apple Pay Used More on Frequent Purchases
More Apple Pay users—especially those with Apple Watches—report using the mobile payment method for everyday shopping.
Posted Oct 7, 2015

Kum & Go Manages Shrink, Inventory With ADC Software
The convenience store chain has begun using ADC’s recipe and scales management software for labeling its fresh food items.
Posted Oct 7, 2015

McDonald's Canada Launches New Self-Serve Kiosks
The Golden Arches will add both self-service kiosks and table service to its approximately 1,400 restaurants throughout Canada.
Posted Oct 2, 2015

Starbucks Expands Mobile Ordering Service to U.K.
Customers in the London area can order and pay for their beverages and snacks quickly via mobile phone.
Posted Oct 2, 2015

Bastille Day for the Banks
After today’s October 1 EMV deadline, controlling the societal cost of fraud is squarely on the merchants’ back .
Posted Oct 1, 2015

Taco Bell Introduces Online Ordering and Payment
New website allows customers to personalize their orders and save their combinations for future ordering.
Posted Sep 29, 2015

7-Eleven and PayNearMe Join Forces
The retailer and the financial services tech company launch an app for people to pay their bills with cash at participating stores.
Posted Sep 25, 2015

Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay Now Available Nationwide
The coffeehouse chain has rolled out its app to more than 7,400 stores, with an international expansion coming next month.
Posted Sep 23, 2015

But Will It Come With Siri?
And will it be called the iCar? Apple plans to ship its first electric vehicle in 2019.
Posted Sep 22, 2015

Apple Moving Forward With Self-Driving Car
Documents show that executives have discussed autonomous vehicle plans with officials at California’s department of motor vehicles.
Posted Sep 21, 2015

Target Partners With Instacart
The grocery delivery company is testing a pilot program with the discount retailer.
Posted Sep 16, 2015

Amazon Tests Restaurant Delivery in Seattle
Service brings competition to Grubhub, Seamless and other start-ups that offer restaurant delivery via mobile apps.
Posted Sep 14, 2015

Only 1 in 5 Cards Prepared for EMV Shift
Ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline, a staggering number of magnetic credit and debit cards don’t have chip technology.
Posted Sep 11, 2015

Whole Foods Market, Instacart Partnership Moves Mountains of Groceries
This month, the two companies celebrated their one-year partnership anniversary.
Posted Sep 11, 2015

Google Expands Delivery Service
The express service is now available in smaller Midwestern cities.
Posted Sep 11, 2015

Get Ready for Contactless Payments
Report predicts that frequency of contactless payments will grow by 100% this year.
Posted Sep 9, 2015

Mobile Addicts Are Taking Over
Report shows huge growth in smart devices globally, and in turn, more consumers addicted to devices.
Posted Sep 3, 2015

Protect Your POS
Free Conexxus webinar will guide retailers through PCI P2PE 2.0 Standard in order to keep point-of-sale equipment safe from malware.
Posted Sep 1, 2015

Click-and-Collect Attractive to Consumers
Majority of consumers would elect to pick up online orders at a retail location to save delivery time or discounts.
Posted Sep 1, 2015

‘Toaster’ Placed in Cafes to Sanitize Smartphones
Green Toaster is a smartphone cleaning device targeted to coffee shops, so users can sanitize their phone while they wait.
Posted Aug 27, 2015

Uber Eats Launches in Washington, D.C.
Uber network of drivers now delivering food via its app in eight cities across the country.
Posted Aug 26, 2015

Embracing the Future
Collaboration is essential to developing innovative and evolving standards for the industry.
Posted Aug 26, 2015

EMV Just a First Step in More Secure Payment
As October deadline approaches, it’s clear that EMV is only part of the security process, not the solution.
Posted Aug 25, 2015

County Market Stores Deploy Beacon Technology
Illinois-based retailer is the first independent supermarket to implement beacon technology across all locations.
Posted Aug 20, 2015

Gain an Edge at the NACS Show
Convenience and fuel retailing industry technology professionals are invited to participate in Technology Edge at the upcoming NACS Show.
Posted Aug 17, 2015

Are You a Face in the Crowd?
Survey shows that majority of consumers would not patronize retailers that use facial recognition technology.
Posted Aug 14, 2015

Congress Should Pay More Attention to Payment Security
In the wake of data breaches, congressional conversation should focus on need for chip and PIN.
Posted Aug 12, 2015

Retailers Fight for Convenience
In the race to dominate the retail landscape, the convenience factor wins.
Posted Aug 10, 2015

Senate Delays Voting on Cybersecurity Bill
Senators unable to agree on aspects of controversial legislation, agree to reintroduce at “a time to be determined.”
Posted Aug 7, 2015

EMV Adoption May Benefit Mobile Payment
As consumers learn to ‘dip’ instead of ‘swipe,’ longer transaction time may push more toward use of mobile payments.
Posted Jul 31, 2015

CurrentC Planning Test Launch With Dunkin’ Donuts
Donut chain announces partnership with both Apple Pay and CurrentC.
Posted Jul 30, 2015

Are You Ready for the Internet of Things?
Number of connected devices expected to nearly triple by 2020, to more than 38 billion units.
Posted Jul 29, 2015

Is Amazon Planning a Drive-Thru Grocery?
Online giant’s next move could be a major disruptor for brick-and-mortar grocery channel.
Posted Jul 28, 2015

Shell U.K., PayPal Launch Smartphone App
Customers can now pay for fuel at the pump through the Fill Up & Go smartphone app.
Posted Jul 28, 2015

Prioritizing Tech Investments
Operators are more reliant than ever on technology, but still face obstacles on cost, training and customer service.
Posted Jul 22, 2015

Visa Hopes to Bring Payments to Your Car
Integrated service would allow consumers to make mobile payments through their vehicles, such as fuel purchases.
Posted Jul 21, 2015

Free EV Charging at Sponsored Chargers
Drivers can charge up for free at Volta electric vehicle terminals thanks to advertising and sponsorships.
Posted Jul 21, 2015

Conexxus, IFSF, nexo Partnership Ensures Availability of ISO 20022 Standards
New partnership represents the interests and requirements of fuel retailing in global standards.
Posted Jul 20, 2015

Chipotle Giving Away Free Food
Customers can earn free food by playing interactive “Friend or Faux” online game, which takes aim at fast-food competitors.
Posted Jul 17, 2015

Retailers Take a Bite out of Apple Pay
Study reveals that more than 67% of Apple Pay users feel the mobile payment service is more secure than swiping cards.
Posted Jul 17, 2015

American Express Launches Amex Express Checkout
Much like PayPal, the new service uses a card member’s password instead of a card number or swiping a card for purchases.
Posted Jul 13, 2015

Domino’s Launches Pizza Tracker App
Apple Watch owners look no further than their wrist to track their Domino’s order.
Posted Jul 13, 2015

Mobile Commerce Ready for Prime Time
Upcoming Conexxus webinar will provide the latest updates on mobile payments for fuel retailers.
Posted Jul 9, 2015

Digital Wallet Battle Heats Up
Despite increasing number of platforms, consumers still not embracing digital wallet technology.
Posted Jul 9, 2015

A Reason to Shine
When integrated thoughtfully, beacons can guide c-store shoppers to increased purchasing.
Posted Jul 8, 2015

Don’t Underestimate Social Media’s Buying Influence
Study shows that Facebook is the most influential platform for those making shopping decisions.
Posted Jul 8, 2015

7-Eleven Jumps on the Delivery Bandwagon
Convenience giant is latest to pair with Postmates app for delivery service in select cities.
Posted Jul 2, 2015

New Payment Methods a Work in Progress
Test runs of new EMV- and Apple Pay-enabled Square reader illustrate a learning curve for consumers and merchants.
Posted Jun 25, 2015

Get an Edge at the NACS Show
Specialized program includes education, collaboration and exploration of the evolving technology landscape.
Posted Jun 24, 2015

Loss Prevention Efforts Hindered by Internal Disconnects
Study illustrates a stark disconnect between IT, loss prevention and other units when it comes to security priorities.
Posted Jun 24, 2015

Smart Sensor Can Quantify Employee Behavior
New smart badge measures 40-plus data points of employee behavior, helping businesses improve staff efficiency.
Posted Jun 23, 2015

Drone Delivery Sooner Than You Think?
Amazon testifies before Congress, pushing for delivery by drone later this year.
Posted Jun 22, 2015

Protect Your Business From Cyberattacks
Free Conexxus webinar on June 30 explains strategy behind successful network segmentation to prevent data breaches.
Posted Jun 16, 2015

Digital Commerce Impacts Convenience Retailing
From mobile to omnichannel and click-and-collect, the face of retail is changing quickly, according to panelists at NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe.
Posted Jun 16, 2015

Facebook Providing Beacon Technology to Retailers
New program allows retailers to apply for free devices, when they participate in Facebook Place Tips program.
Posted Jun 12, 2015

Faster Payments
Conexxus joins Fed task force to help shape the way consumers pay for things today … and tomorrow.
Posted Jun 11, 2015

Apple Pay Adds More Retailer Cards and Rewards Programs
Dunkin’ Donuts and Walgreens among retailers now pairing loyalty programs with Apple Pay.
Posted Jun 10, 2015

Google Will Not Get Fees from Android Pay
Recently announced mobile payment system will not give a cut of transaction interchange fees to parent company.
Posted Jun 9, 2015

Google Launches Mobile Payment App
New digital wallet system Android Pay works much like Apple Pay.
Posted Jun 1, 2015

Are You a Top Engager?
Latest brand study looks at which beer brands have the best Twitter engagement.
Posted May 29, 2015

KFC Germany Launches Tray Typer
Fast-food chain turns typical food tray into Bluetooth-enabled keyboard.
Posted May 26, 2015

App-Based Gas Delivery on Demand
For a fee, Filld will top off your customer’s tank, wherever they are.
Posted May 21, 2015

Tweet Your Toppings
Domino’s continues tech evolution with new ordering via Twitter.
Posted May 20, 2015

Autonomous Cars Get the Green Light
Google’s self-driving cars are hitting the roads this summer in Mountain View, California.
Posted May 18, 2015

Got Gamification?
With customer engagement a top priority, a majority of retailers plan to introduce gamification by 2020.
Posted May 14, 2015

Star Trek-Inspired Technology Prepares Meals in Seconds
Israeli entrepreneurs create “Star Trek” Replicator-inspired food technology that can produce meals in 30 seconds.
Posted May 13, 2015

EMV Wind Tunnel
We need a fact-based approach to deploying EMV, not arbitrary deadlines.
Posted May 12, 2015

Audi Researchers Make Fuel from Water and Air
New synthetic diesel fuel given its first test run in Germany last week.
Posted May 5, 2015

The Unproven Potential of Apple Watch
While much of the device’s impact is yet to be known, it has the potential to be a retail disruptor.
Posted May 5, 2015

Beacons Beckon at Conexxus Annual Conference
Use of beacons is increasing exponentially said experts, benefitting both retailers and consumers.
Posted May 4, 2015

Social Media Spurs Return of Burger King’s Chicken Fries
Lovers of the fry-like chicken strips talked up how much they missed the menu item.
Posted Apr 30, 2015

Not If, But When
Federal cybersecurity expert shares framework for thinking about growing risk of cyber threats.
Posted Apr 29, 2015

Conexxus Annual Conference Addresses Evolving Technology Landscape
First day’s speakers address growing influence of mobile and social on retail and payments.
Posted Apr 28, 2015

Conexxus Honors Technology Hall of Fame Inductees
Ann Seki and Ann Dozier recognized for their tireless efforts to better the industry.
Posted Apr 28, 2015

Discover Gets on Board With Apple Pay
The last holdout among major card companies, Discover has reached an agreement with Apple Pay.
Posted Apr 28, 2015

The Road to EMV on the Forecourt
Webinar will lay the groundwork for fuel retailers making EMV upgrades to the forecourt.
Posted Apr 24, 2015

What Does the Future of E-Commerce Look Like?
Publication of W3C web payments draft elaborates on the future of payments for merchants and consumers.
Posted Apr 21, 2015

Millennials Eschew Credit Cards
A new survey reveals that one-third of young adults have never used a credit card.
Posted Apr 17, 2015

Dunkin’ Uses Mobile Payments as a Marketing Tool
Addition of Google Wallet enables consumers to make purchases from the Dunkin’ Mobile App.
Posted Apr 13, 2015

Smart Cup Can Pay for Its Coffee
With embedded payment capabilities, reusable cup makes buying coffee more convenient than ever.
Posted Apr 10, 2015

Conexxus Announces Committee Nominations
Slate of candidates for committee chair positions will be voted on during Annual Meeting.
Posted Apr 10, 2015

Conexxus Welcomes New Inductees to Technology Hall of Fame
Ann Seki and Ann Dozier will be honored at Conexxus Annual Conference later this month.
Posted Apr 9, 2015

High-Tech Credit Card Could Stop Fraud for Good
Dynamic CVV changes constantly, making card useless to hackers and counterfeiters.
Posted Apr 9, 2015

People Are the New Channel
Putting customers at the center of everything you do, will help your business stay relevant in a fast-changing world.
Posted Apr 7, 2015

Technology as a Competitive Advantage
Retailers must master new, disruptive technologies to succeed.
Posted Apr 6, 2015

Will Amazon Get Into the Convenience Business?
Article cites Amazon patent application as possible evidence that online giant may be making brick-and-mortar plans.
Posted Apr 3, 2015

Domino’s Enables Smart TV Ordering
Customers can place food orders from Samsung Smart TVs in time for the NCAA basketball championship games.
Posted Apr 2, 2015

CITGO Co-Hosts Teen Tech Fair
Partnership with the Houston Public Library provides interactive, educational activities for local teens and students.
Posted Apr 2, 2015

Kwik Chek Enhances Customer Experience With Mobile Solution
Convenience retailer is transforming customer engagement by partnering with P97 Networks for a mobile commerce solution.
Posted Mar 30, 2015

Where Technology Meets Retail, Meets Social
Speakers at Conexxus Annual Conference will provide insights on rapidly changing retail technology landscape.
Posted Mar 25, 2015

Apple Watch Primed for Increased Mobile Adoption
While reviews have largely touted health and fitness features, Apple Watch may turn out to be ideal device for payments, shopping and more.
Posted Mar 18, 2015

NACS Suppliers Provide New Transactions Solution
Acumera and ZipLine partner on app to deliver secure transactions without credit card fees.
Posted Mar 17, 2015

New App Lets Businesses Reward Healthy Lifestyles
Carrot app combines healthy lifestyle rewards and local business offers.
Posted Mar 13, 2015

Payment Start-Up Square Expands Its Reach to Small Businesses
New services emphasize shift from consumer payments to small business support.
Posted Mar 12, 2015

Visa, Pizza Hut Announce Connected Car Commerce
New connected car concept combines payment security, cellular and wireless technologies to consumer payments opportunities.
Posted Mar 6, 2015

Samsung Enters Mobile Payment Market
The electronics manufacturer unveiled its Samsung Pay over the weekend.
Posted Mar 4, 2015

In Mobile Payments, Starbucks Still Best in Class
Companies new to mobile payments should look to the leader when implementing programs.
Posted Mar 3, 2015

Mobile Wallets Still New Territory
Poll shows that while familiarity is growing, mobile payment is still anyone’s game.
Posted Feb 27, 2015

The Consumer Is Writing Your Future
Convenience is more important than ever, but quick-moving technology is changing the playing field.
Posted Feb 19, 2015

Expected Slowdown in Card Data Security and Compliance
Free webinar by Coalfire, Omega and Conexxus will address the PCI 3.0 compliance requirements that are creating assessment hurdles for merchants.
Posted Feb 11, 2015

Ride-Sharing App Adds Food Delivery
Sidecar launches national Sidecar Delivery service, partnering with local retailers.
Posted Feb 11, 2015

A Deeper Dive into EMV
Free Conexxus webinar on February 19 explains the technology behind EMV.
Posted Feb 10, 2015

Conexxus Extends Early Bird Registration
Last day to save on your opportunity to discuss today’s critical technology issues at the upcoming Conexxus Annual Conference.
Posted Feb 9, 2015

Spinx Launches Version 2.0 of Mobile App
New features include real-time fuel pricing, store mapping and amenities listings.
Posted Feb 6, 2015

Mobile Increasingly Driving Retail Experience
Mobile represents an opportunity for employees to meet customer service expectations.
Posted Feb 6, 2015

Coming Soon: Print Your Own Chocolate
Hershey introduces 3-D printer that creates custom chocolate treats.
Posted Jan 30, 2015

Mobile Goes Mainstream
Once the 'next big thing,' mobile retailing is now standard business practice for successful companies.
Posted Jan 29, 2015

Samsung to Introduce Apple Pay Competitor
New Samsung Pay mobile payment system will integrate with most mag-stripe terminals as well as NFC-enabled.
Posted Jan 27, 2015

Retail Technology Trends Revealed at NRF Show
From big data to RFID and security, security, security, retail show reveals what’s on the horizon.
Posted Jan 21, 2015

Tokenization: At What Cost?
NACS Magazine takes a look at the value of tokenization and whether it will be an industry game changer.
Posted Jan 20, 2015

Tesco Develops Google Glass App
App lets shoppers view product information or buy items hands-free.
Posted Jan 16, 2015

Massive Bitcoin Rollout for C-Stores in Asia
Companies launch world's biggest convenience store bitcoin operations in South Korea and Taiwan.
Posted Jan 16, 2015

Retina Scans: The Ultimate Mobile Payment
Will we be paying the bill with a blink of the eye anytime soon?
Posted Jan 14, 2015

Help Set the Industry’s Technology Standards
Conexxus Annual Conference is an opportunity to discuss today’s critical technology issues.
Posted Jan 7, 2015

Coming to a Store Near You: Chip and (Maybe?) PIN Cards
As liability deadline for EMV adoption nears, merchants have incentives to adopt new technology.
Posted Jan 7, 2015

Retail Disruptors for 2015
Chain Store Age predicts three tech trends that will change retail in the coming year.
Posted Jan 7, 2015

GM Brings Commerce to Cars
Expanded OnStar in-vehicle concierge service will make it easier for motorists to shop and book hotels while driving.
Posted Jan 6, 2015

Chevron Plans to Bring Apple Pay to the Pump
Despite much-quoted tweet, company claims there is no specific timeline for launch.
Posted Jan 5, 2015

Will 2015 be the Year of the Digital Wallet?
A variety of factors will influence rapidly increasing adoption of digital wallets.
Posted Dec 30, 2014

NFC-Enabled Mobile Payments on the Rise
New study predicts $130 billion in payments by 2020.
Posted Dec 23, 2014

Barclaycard Introduces Wearable Payment Technology
‘Tap and pay’ gloves are latest experiment in contactless payment options.
Posted Dec 22, 2014

McDonald’s Takes a Bite Out of Apple’s iBeacon
QSR has seen sales increase while testing Apple’s iBeacon technology at Columbus, Georgia, locations.
Posted Dec 22, 2014

Big Brother Is Watching … Your Snacks
New vending machine uses facial recognition to match customer with medical history.
Posted Dec 18, 2014

Apple Pay: Loved by Some, Not All
Banks and card companies are the payment system’s biggest fans, but merchants have doubts.
Posted Dec 12, 2014

Lack of Retail Employee Training a Worm in Apple Pay
Apple users vent about employees who don’t know how to accept new mobile payment system.
Posted Dec 10, 2014

Beacons Bringing Customers In-Store
Use of retail beacons continues to increase for holiday shopping season.
Posted Dec 5, 2014

Will Apple Pay Make EMV a Household Name?
Mobile payment system’s use of EMV and tokenization not the focus of coverage.
Posted Dec 5, 2014

What’s Next for Mobile Commerce
Mobile payment powerhouse shares thoughts on how mobile payments will change.
Posted Dec 4, 2014

A Lingering Glance … at Pepperoni?
A new ‘subconscious menu’ being tested at U.K.-based Pizza Hut locations lets customers order with their eyes.
Posted Dec 3, 2014

Bringing Innovation In-House
Three reasons why innovation labs are a good idea for retailers who have the resources.
Posted Nov 26, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts Focusing Heavily on Mobile
Success of QSR’s loyalty program and mobile app lead to new test of mobile ordering.
Posted Nov 25, 2014

Webinar Offers Insights into Potential Cyber Security Legislation
Congress may act soon to take up cyber security legislation, so get to know the landscape.
Posted Nov 21, 2014

How Bitcoin Could Change the Payments Industry
Millennials' lack of attachment to physical currency likely to drive adoption.
Posted Nov 20, 2014

Opportunities in Mobile Payments at the Pump
While not without challenges, new pay at the pump app could be a game changer.
Posted Nov 14, 2014

Online Map Shows Natural Gas Stations Nationwide
New tool provides locations of LNG and CNG stations searchable by mile ranges.
Posted Nov 13, 2014

Apple Pay Will Need Merchant Buy-In
Despite the platform’s media darling status, merchant adoption may still be the key to its success.
Posted Nov 11, 2014

Cumberland Farms Now Accepting Apple Pay
Convenience retailer joins growing list of retailers to accept Apple’s mobile payment system.
Posted Nov 10, 2014

Could Mobile Apps Replace Drive-Thrus?
Younger city dwellers and less driving could spell the demise of the drive-thru in urban areas.
Posted Nov 10, 2014

Shift Takes on Transportation
Start-up creates its own intelligent mass private transit system.
Posted Nov 10, 2014

Consumers Planning to Go Mobile This Holiday Season
Survey shows that nearly 75% will use their mobile device for holiday shopping.
Posted Nov 7, 2014

Would You Like a Side of Tech with That Order?
Like everywhere else, use of technology is increasing in the foodservice sector.
Posted Oct 31, 2014

Conexxus Applauds Completion of HTML5 Standard
Retailer and technology community has long supported Internet standardization.
Posted Oct 31, 2014

Send in the Robots
Home improvement retailer tests whether ‘OSHbots’ can help improve customer service.
Posted Oct 30, 2014

Taco Bell Pioneers QSR Mobile Payment App
Mobile ordering and payment app allows for customization of menu options, mobile ordering and location-based services.
Posted Oct 30, 2014

Battle of the Mobile Payment Systems
Consumers will decide whether Apple Pay or CurrentC comes out on top.
Posted Oct 29, 2014

New Beacon Technology Enhances Mobile Loyalty
First Data introduces device to help small merchants compete on digital engagement.
Posted Oct 24, 2014

Conexxus Representative Receives Extraordinary Contribution Award
X9 financial technical standards committee recognizes Alan Thiemann as a driving force for the industry.
Posted Oct 24, 2014

Chevron Joining Apple Pay Network
Chevron offers an easy, secure and private way to pay with Apple Pay.
Posted Oct 23, 2014

New MasterCard Will Come With Fingerprint Scanner
Collaboration between credit card and biometric companies to launch in the U.K.
Posted Oct 22, 2014

Is ApplePay a Retailer’s Best Friend?
New payment system further distances users from the cash transaction, possibly inspiring increased purchasing.
Posted Oct 21, 2014

New Payment Integration Initiative Launches
World Wide Web Consortium announces new Payments Interest Group.
Posted Oct 15, 2014

‘Shelfie’ App Aims to Crowdsource Inventory Upkeep
App could put an end to ‘out-of-stock’ items, rewarding customers for reporting empty shelves.
Posted Oct 2, 2014

Thorntons Launches New Refreshing Rewards Program
Program to offer fuel discounts, personalized rewards and more to customers.
Posted Sep 29, 2014

Conexxus Hosts Technology Innovators at Strategy Event
Start-ups and tech experts share strategies from the latest companies changing the retailing industry through beacons, big data and more.
Posted Sep 26, 2014

Growing Start-up Aims to Replace Paper Loyalty Cards
FiveStars focuses on targeting existing customers, wants to become the loyalty software for small businesses.
Posted Sep 26, 2014

Apple Pay May Make Physical Cards Obsolete, but Path Is Unclear
Adoption challenge will be to prove that new system is easier, better and faster than plastic cards.
Posted Sep 18, 2014

The What, Why and How of Beacon Technology
Understanding beacon technology and what it can do for your business.
Posted Sep 16, 2014

Apple’s Built It — Will Merchants Come?
Despite Apple Pay’s big launch, many retailers remain skeptical.
Posted Sep 12, 2014

Retail Chains, QSRs to Join Apple Pay
Walgreens, Whole Foods, McDonald’s and Subway will accept purchases made with Apple’s new payment system.
Posted Sep 11, 2014

Coin Digital Credit Card Replacement Begins Soft Launch
Designed to replace physical credit cards, Coin starts usage testing with 10,000 consumers.
Posted Aug 25, 2014

Uber Prepares to Launch “Corner Store” Service
Drivers will deliver convenience store items in Washington, D.C., test launch.
Posted Aug 20, 2014

McDonald’s Tests Automated Cashiers
Touchscreens allow customers to pay without waiting in line or interacting with cashiers.
Posted Aug 18, 2014

Innovative Beer Bottles Unlock Free Movies
Dutch beer brand Grolsch’s new bottles give customers free access to on-demand video.
Posted Aug 6, 2014

It’s True: Americans Love Bacon
Square data provides insights into consumer preferences and behavior.
Posted Jul 17, 2014

Cashless Society: An Experiment
One neighborhood in Manchester, England, went cash-free, to mixed reviews.
Posted Jul 1, 2014

Brick and Mortar Stores Benefit from Tech Innovation
Success is in store for retailers embracing technology.
Posted Jun 20, 2014

Is Amazon Fire Phone a Threat to Retailers?
The new phone’s built-in showrooming spells trouble for traditional retailers.
Posted Jun 20, 2014

QSR Brands Taking a Top-Down Approach to Local Social Media
Creating a localized presence still key to authentic community interaction.
Posted Jun 13, 2014

Hyundai Celebrates First Fuel Cell Customer
Hyundai Tucson is first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle available to retail consumers.
Posted Jun 12, 2014

Beckoning Beacon Technology
Convenience store operators could use the location-based technology to attract gas-only customers inside the store.
Posted Jun 9, 2014

“Disrupter” Startup Promises Delivery in Under an Hour
Postmates expands its service to Silicon Valley and Austin.
Posted Jun 6, 2014

Loyalty Programs Shown to Triple Customer Visits
Data shows a direct correlation between communication and increased customer activity.
Posted May 30, 2014

Data Security: Enough Is Enough
Rick Dakin of Coalfire rallies retailers to fight back against cyber crime.
Posted May 27, 2014

Where’s the Human?
Technology could significantly reduce the amount of human interaction in the quick-service and restaurant industries.
Posted May 27, 2014

Ten Technologies for the Future
Digital banking and electric vehicles among the top 10 disruptive innovations, according to Citi Research.
Posted May 20, 2014

Dutch Invention Encourages Smokers to Throw Away Butts
“Fumo” may be the fun new solution to eliminate cigarette litter.
Posted May 20, 2014

Square Debuts Mobile Ordering App, Pulls Wallet
Customers will be able to order and pay ahead at local shops, cafes and restaurants.
Posted May 13, 2014

Taking Proximity Marketing to the Next Level
New mobile marketing platform promises precise messaging for convenience retailers.
Posted May 13, 2014

Could Starbucks Help Other Retailers Succeed With Mobile Payments?
Passionate customers are what makes Starbucks’ mobile payment app so popular, something that is not easily transferred to another company.
Posted May 6, 2014

Business Intelligence Tools Help Retailers Simplify Data
BI is helping convenience retailers uncover hidden gems in their business intelligence warehouse.
Posted May 2, 2014

Conexxus Names Board of Advisors
Industry experts join board with goal of moving industry’s technology agenda forward.
Posted May 1, 2014

Target Turns to Chip and PIN
Effort to enhance customer data security will switch all REDcards to less vulnerable technology.
Posted May 1, 2014

PCATS Rebrands to Conexxus
New brand reflects evolution and new vision of technology and connections.
Posted Apr 30, 2014

PCATS Annual Conference Brings Focus on Standards and Technology
Keynote from IBM’s Chief Technologist and Hall of Fame Awards highlight first day.
Posted Apr 29, 2014

Mobile Wallets Failing to Engage Consumers
People don’t mind paying with cash or credit cards, say industry analysts.
Posted Apr 29, 2014

Subway Expands Mobile Ordering
The sandwich chain has begun testing a pre-order app at Manhattan locations.
Posted Apr 11, 2014

Instagram Works Wonders for Small Businesses
The social media photo-sharing site has been a boon for retailers.
Posted Apr 1, 2014

Banks Sue PCI Auditor Over Target Breach
In a rare move, two banks are suing a QSA over a data breach involving a retailer it had validated as PCI compliant.
Posted Mar 27, 2014

Wendy’s Rolls Out Mobile App Nationwide
The QSR has been testing its mobile app for the past year.
Posted Mar 24, 2014

Burger King to Launch Mobile Payment Option
The burger chain will add the ability to accept payments from mobile devices at U.S. locations in April.
Posted Mar 21, 2014

Checkout Changes Could Hurt Candy Sales
With most sales of confection an impulse, technology that allows shoppers to eschew traditional checkouts has the potential to stagnate growth.
Posted Mar 12, 2014

Industry Pioneers Inducted to PCATS Hall of Fame
Three new inductees will be recognized at the upcoming PCATS Annual Conference on April 28.
Posted Mar 10, 2014

DIY Pizza Orders Tableside
Pizza Hut is piloting an interactive tabletop that would allow guests to select their own pizzas via a touchscreen.
Posted Mar 5, 2014

PCATS Announces Golf Outing at the PCATS Annual Conference
The outing takes place on Sunday, April 27, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
Posted Feb 27, 2014

MasterCard to Use Smartphones to Increase Credit Card Security
Tapping into users’ smartphone geolocation information, credit card transactions would be prevented from being authorized unless within close range of the user’s cell phone.
Posted Feb 27, 2014

Visa, MasterCard Incorporate Contactless Payment Into Phones
Customers will be able to purchase by tapping their phones on a card reader.
Posted Feb 21, 2014

Square Partners With Whole Foods Market
The partnership will create a faster, easier payment and checkout experience for Whole Food shoppers.
Posted Feb 19, 2014

Taco Bell to Launch Mobile Ordering
Smartphone app is in the test phase at five Orange County locations.
Posted Feb 18, 2014

PCATS, NACS Announce CIO Summit at PCATS Annual Conference
The roundtable event for technology retail executives brings expert insights to the challenges and opportunities facing the convenience retail industry.
Posted Feb 17, 2014

Kroger Invests in Coupons
Supermarket chain acquires YOU Technology Brand Services, a provider of digital coupon programs for more than 10,000 stores.
Posted Feb 13, 2014

IBM’s Chief Technologist for Global Retail to Keynote PCATS Annual Conference
Vish Ganapathy will speak on April 28 at the conference in Tucson, Arizona.
Posted Feb 12, 2014

Concerns That Hinder EMV Smartcard Acceptance
Computerworld targets five issues that could slow down U.S. adoption of EMV smartcards.
Posted Feb 12, 2014

Chipotle Looking to Mobile Payments
Mexican fast-casual chain will invest $10 million to add mobile payments to its app.
Posted Feb 6, 2014

Starbucks Mobile Payments App Usage Continues to Grow
The coffee giant is processing nearly 5 million mobile payments each week.
Posted Jan 28, 2014

Neiman Marcus Suffers Holiday Credit Card Breach
Data breach further reveals vulnerabilities in magnetic strip cards.
Posted Jan 14, 2014

Toyota Moves Up Fuel-Cell Car Launch to 2015
Engineers make faster progress than expected and the vehicles already have logged more than a million test miles in North America.
Posted Jan 9, 2014

Department of Homeland Security Issues Malware Alert
Alert includes best practices recommendations for retailers to reduce the risk of malware attacks on point-of-sale systems.
Posted Jan 9, 2014

Retailers Mine Smartphone Data to Boost Sales
Midwest gasoline stations are collecting information from customers’ smartphones to sell more fuel — and it’s working.
Posted Jan 8, 2014

Target Data Breach Reveals Deep Flaws in U.S. System
The United States trails far behind other countries in the use of smart credit cards.
Posted Dec 27, 2013

Amazon Eyeing Mobile Payments
Acquisition of GoPago suggests a strong mobile payments player for the e-commerce giant.
Posted Dec 19, 2013

U.S. Mobile Advertising Closes in on $10 Billion
The amount of money spent on mobile ads will increase twofold this year.
Posted Dec 18, 2013

ISIS Adds Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo becomes the third bank in the ISIS Mobile Wallet.
Posted Dec 17, 2013

Grocery Stores Turn to Mobile Coupons
With more consumers tuning out traditional advertising, supermarkets are increasingly joining the mobile revolution to reach customers while they shop.
Posted Dec 13, 2013

How to Make Mobile Payments Work
Simplify the process and offer flexible payment options, argues e-commerce executive.
Posted Dec 10, 2013

The ‘Holy Grail’ of Retail?
Beacon, a location-based shopping gadget by PayPal and eBay, allows retailers to automatically identify and authenticate PayPal users as they walk in.
Posted Dec 9, 2013

Digital Wallet Awareness Rises
However, not as many consumers are actually using the smartphone option in the store.
Posted Dec 4, 2013

C-Store Customers Look to Technology to Enhance Shopping Experience
A new report found that 72% of c-store shoppers in the U.K. would use coupons sent to their mobile device while food and grocery shopping.
Posted Nov 25, 2013

NACS, PCATS Support Small Merchant Relief
The two groups fully support the Retail Systems Providers Association’s PCI Special Interest Group proposal regarding real card data risk reduction and compliance.
Posted Nov 15, 2013

Isis Mobile Wallet Available Nationwide
The latest version of the Isis Mobile Wallet is now available to consumers for download.
Posted Nov 15, 2013

More ISOs Make Merchants Pay for Skipping Security Compliance
Small store operators face rising challenges in PCI compliance, with confusing and overly technical requirements that are proving costly.
Posted Nov 11, 2013

Tesco Installs Facial Recognition Software at Petrol Stations
The technology, which will debut at the supermarket chain's gas stations, will scan customers’ faces to push specific ads.
Posted Nov 6, 2013

Are Mobile Payments Right for Your QSR?
Dunn Bros. Coffee CMO helps retailers assess the viability of mobile payments for their restaurant.
Posted Oct 29, 2013

Mobile Banking Catching Up to ATM Use
Banking via the Internet remains the most popular method, while mobile banking leads “snail mail” and landline methods.
Posted Oct 17, 2013

Self-Checkout Machines Can’t Compete With Cashiers
At the retail level, there’s nothing better than a human clerk.
Posted Oct 11, 2013

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Launches Play at the Pump
The new feature enables consumers to purchase lottery tickets at the dispenser.
Posted Oct 7, 2013

Consumers Skeptical About Mobile Payment Security, Reliability
Nearly half of consumers are worried that mobile payments could compromise their personal information.
Posted Oct 1, 2013

Dunkin' Donuts Offering Free Coffee Mobile Promo
To celebrate National Coffee Day, the donut retailer is offering a mobile app-accessible coffee promotion on September 29.
Posted Sep 24, 2013

Wheels Convenience Stores Launches New Website, Mobile App
The retailer has partnered with OpenStore by GasBuddy to offer consumers updated gas prices and promotions.
Posted Sep 24, 2013

Capital One Pulls Out of Isis Pilot
With Capital One pulling out of Isis, are mobile payments in the U.S. doomed?
Posted Sep 20, 2013

J & H Oil Launches New Mobile App and Website
The Michigan-based retailer is teaming with GasBuddy to launch a new mobile app and website.
Posted Sep 17, 2013

McDonald’s Tests Mobile App Ordering
Customers can pick up their order inside the store, curbside or the drive-thru window.
Posted Sep 16, 2013

Wallis Companies Launches Mobile App with OpenStore
Customers will be able to use the app this month at Wallis Companies’ 32 On the Run convenience stores.
Posted Sep 13, 2013

Restaurants Investing in Mobile Technology
Restaurants plan to spend $55 billion annually on mobile marketing by 2015, nearly double the $28 billion that they are expected to spend this year.
Posted Sep 12, 2013

Break Time Launches Loyalty Program
The turnkey loyalty program will make it easier for the retailer to reward customers and increase store traffic.
Posted Sep 9, 2013

Mobile Readers Take Off for Small Businesses
More retailers are embracing card readers that attach to mobile devices.
Posted Aug 30, 2013

Spinx to Launch Mobile App
The company says it’s the first convenience retailer to offer mobile loyalty and payment.
Posted Aug 30, 2013

NACS, PCATS Respond to PCI DSS and PA-DSS Changes
Version 3.0 focuses on flexibility, education and awareness, and security as a shared responsibility.
Posted Aug 19, 2013

Two Issuers Back Isis for National Rollout
Following participation in the Isis two-city pilot, Chase and AmEx agreed to join the mobile wallet for its national rollout.
Posted Aug 14, 2013

Can We Be Friends?
A recent survey found that six in 10 senior managers say they are uncomfortable being friended on Facebook by their bosses or the employees they supervise.
Posted Aug 14, 2013

Mobile Payment Acceptance Increasing Among Small Businesses
Nearly half of small businesses are tapped into mobile payments, a new report from BIA/Kelsey reveals.
Posted Aug 13, 2013

Friendly Express Partners with OpenStore by GasBuddy
The agreement will provide the Georgia convenience store chain with its own branded mobile app.
Posted Aug 9, 2013

Giant Eagle Leverages EPiServer to Accelerate Digital Strategy
The service will enhance customer engagement online and help drive in-store sales.
Posted Aug 7, 2013

VERGE Retail Debuts Retailer/Distributor Smartphone App
Southeast wholesaler Stewart Distribution is among the early adopters of the new smartphone app that pushes custom deal notifications from distributors to convenience stores.
Posted Aug 6, 2013

Bobby & Steve’s Auto World Launches World-Class Loyalty Program
The Minnesota convenience store chain will offer its loyalty customers lower gas prices through its World Rewards program powered by KickBack Rewards Systems.
Posted Aug 2, 2013

ExxonMobil Launches Speedpass+ Mobile Payment App Pilot Program
Starting this month, Speedpass+ participants in Nashville will get to try out the company’s new mobile payment app.
Posted Aug 2, 2013

PCATS Launches Digital and Mobile Promotions Standards Initiative
The group will discuss the need and scope of digital and mobile promotions standards for the convenience store channel at an upcoming meeting on August 19.
Posted Jul 26, 2013

NACS Launches Multi-Events Mobile App and NACS Show Planner
The new multi-events mobile app streamlines all NACS events into one, easy-to-navigate mobile application.
Posted Jul 25, 2013

Mobile Dominates Gas and Convenience Searching
A new study reveals that consumers prefer to use gas and convenience mobile apps for searching versus websites.
Posted Jul 17, 2013

InComm Launches In-Store Digital Sales Program
A new program empowers consumers to purchase digital products at brick-and-mortar stores.
Posted Jul 16, 2013

AJ Silberman & Company Deploys VERGE-Powered iPad Sales App
The new iPad-based solution is intended to improve sales, presentations and processes while eliminating printing costs.
Posted Jul 11, 2013

Kelley’s Markets Launches New Website, Mobile App
The app features updated gas prices, store locations and promotions while allowing direct customer feedback.
Posted Jul 10, 2013

Is Apple Getting Closer to Mobile Payments?
All signs point to “yes,” writes Mobile Payments Today.
Posted Jul 5, 2013

Plaid Pantry Launches Smartphone App
The new app, powered by VERGE, offers greater convenience and builds customer loyalty through games and prizes for frequent visits.
Posted Jul 1, 2013

NACS, MAG Express Concern Over Three Debit Applications
Both groups advocate a single domestic debit application with all debit networks participating.
Posted Jun 27, 2013

High's of Baltimore Launches With Open Store by GasBuddy
The partnership includes a new mobile app, website and rewards program.
Posted Jun 18, 2013

NCR Brings C-Go Mobile Shopping App to Spinx
C-Go allows customers to initiate a fuel transaction, select the amount of gas they want and pay with their smartphones.
Posted Jun 10, 2013

Most American Adults Own Smartphones
Overall, 91% of all adults in the United States have some type of cell phone device.
Posted Jun 7, 2013

Food Retailers Slow to Embrace Digital
The industry continues to use old ways of thinking when approaching digital media platforms such as websites and mobile devices.
Posted May 31, 2013

Retailers Slow to Adopt Mobile POS
The majority of retailers are taking a methodical approach to the use of mobile for POS, according to a new study by IHL Group.
Posted May 23, 2013

OpenStore Partners With Phillips 66
OpenStore is launching new websites and mobile apps for the Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 brands.
Posted May 22, 2013

The Future of PCI
The head of PCI SSC in Europe acknowledges that retail breaches have exposed PCI security weaknesses throughout the world.
Posted May 21, 2013

Square Turns iPads Into Cash Registers
The new Square Stand acts as a point-of-sale system, working with the Square Register app.
Posted May 16, 2013

Android Gobbles Up Smartphone Market
Samsung tops the charts for sales of all smartphones sold globally.
Posted May 15, 2013

Consumers Find Mobile Commerce Time Consuming, Difficult
Most consumers who attempt to make a purchase on their mobile device bail during checkout, citing a process that is either too time consuming or difficult.
Posted May 14, 2013

'End of Money' Headlines Tech Event
Successes of the Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) and the potential demise of bills and coins were discussed Wednesday on the Main Stage of THE Tech EVENT.
Posted May 10, 2013

Pinnacle Launches Palm POS Mobile Payments
The mobile solution requires no cardholder data to be passed across the network, which makes the technology secure and out of scope for PCI or data security best practices.​​
Posted May 10, 2013

Thorntons Relaunches Gas Price Alert Text Program
The mobile text program includes expanded market coverage.
Posted May 10, 2013

Wendy’s Launches Mobile Payment Trial
The app allows customers to use their smartphone to pay for meals while earning loyalty rewards.
Posted May 9, 2013

Big Data, HTML5 and Leadership Take Center Stage at Tech Event
Day 2 of THE Tech EVENT featured keynotes on how to harness Big Data, the benefits of HTML5 and a fun exercise with marshmallows and spaghetti.
Posted May 8, 2013

Technology Event Focuses on Innovation, Standards and the Future
Innovation is about “people, processes and the ability to deliver,” said Michael Davis of NACS at THE Tech EVENT. “Ideas do you no good if you can’t make them happen.”
Posted May 7, 2013

Square Targets QSRs
Square Register seeks to attract small, fast food restaurants to its mobile payment system.
Posted Apr 30, 2013

Contactless Cards on the Rise
Contactless cards shipments totaled 975 million cards last year, with those bound for China, Europe and North America all registering gains.
Posted Apr 25, 2013

Proposal to Force Disclosure of Personal Data Sparks Debate
A California proposal requiring firms to disclose what personal data they have collected and who they have shared it with has Internet firms fighting back.
Posted Apr 9, 2013

KFC Taps Into Mobile Payments
Pending success of a U.K. trial at 10 locations, the program could roll out across England and reach the U.S.
Posted Apr 8, 2013

Giant Eagle Requires Loyalty Card Swipe for Self Checkout
The grocer has banned the use of self-checkout lines for non-card holders.
Posted Apr 8, 2013

Lotto App Delivers Real-Time Drawing Results
The YooLotto application is exclusively partnering with 7-Eleven stores.
Posted Apr 3, 2013

Master of Your Domain?
Companies face a dot-com crisis as new top-level domains names are rolled out.
Posted Apr 2, 2013

E-Z Mart Improves Social, Mobile Marketing With OpenStore
The convenience retailer's new website and mobile app are helping consumers find gas prices, locations and in-store promotions.
Posted Mar 22, 2013

Alco C-Stores Deploy Verge Connect Smartphone App
The app enables the North Carolina c-store chain to offer customized deals and coupons, as well as mapping and customer interaction capabilities via social media and direct feedback.
Posted Mar 21, 2013

OpenStore Launches Kangaroo Express App
The partnership will help Kangaroo Express drive in-store sales, engage its core customers and deliver a differentiated digital experience for its brand.
Posted Mar 21, 2013

Big Buzz Surrounding Big Data
Learn how to turn big data into huge amounts of knowledge and action at THE Tech EVENT, May 6 to 10 in Dallas, Texas.
Posted Mar 18, 2013

Take the NACS/PCATS Technology Survey
The survey will reveal the convenience and fuel retailing industry's emerging technologies, trends, challenges and payment systems.
Posted Mar 14, 2013

Learn More About THE Tech EVENT
The best parts of NACStech and the PCATS Annual Conference have combined to deliver one superior technology event.
Posted Mar 11, 2013

Peapod Growing Sales With Mobile
Virtual grocery stores engage commuters, who spent an average of $10 or more per mobile device-triggered transaction than those who ordered via a computer.
Posted Mar 7, 2013

PCATS Hall of Fame Recognizes Industry Icons
At THE Tech EVENT, Scott Hartman and Gene Gerke will be recognized for their contributions, accomplishments and dedication to enhancing technology innovation in the convenience and fuel retailing industry.
Posted Mar 6, 2013

MasterCard Introduces MasterPass
MasterPass is intended to enhance and simplify the physical and digital shopping experience.
Posted Feb 28, 2013

GATE Launches Mobile App
The convenience store retailer has partnered with GasBuddy to offer the OpenStore mobile app.
Posted Feb 27, 2013

Visa Introduces Ready Partner Program
Visa says its new program is paving the way to accelerate the deployment of mobile point-of-sale acceptance solutions.
Posted Feb 25, 2013

Honey Farms Integrates With OpenStore by GasBuddy
The mobile app features promotions and current gasoline prices at the chain's 36 locations.
Posted Feb 21, 2013

Preference for Mobile Coupons Rising
A new survey finds that nearly two-thirds of women redeem grocery and retail coupons.
Posted Feb 21, 2013

The Payments Revolution Is Here
It's no longer a matter of if the future of mobile payments systems arrives, it's a matter of how soon.
Posted Feb 13, 2013

No More Talking, It's Time for Action
Don Kingsborough of PayPal shares with NACS Leadership Forum participants how convenience store operators can position their businesses in the mobile payments arena.
Posted Feb 13, 2013

Gilbarco Veeder-Root, PayPal Partner to Simplify Paying at the Pump
More convenience stores around the world will now be able to offer mobile and digital payments at the pump.
Posted Feb 13, 2013

Visa Announces ATM-EMV Deadlines
Effective October 1, 2017, liability for ATMs that are not EMV compatible will shift from card issuers to merchants and ATM deployers.
Posted Feb 7, 2013

ISIS Looking for a Free Ride
ISIS seeks to drive customer usage of its mobile wallet by providing free transit rides in Salt Lake City.
Posted Feb 7, 2013

PCI Issues Security E-Commerce Guidance
The PCI Security Standards Council has issued new guidance recommendations for enhancing data security.
Posted Feb 5, 2013

LinkedIn Tops Small Business Social Media List
Smaller firms say that they prefer the professional social networking site to Twitter.
Posted Feb 1, 2013

Rutter's Enhances Mobile App
The updates allow for broader access to the app's gaming feature.
Posted Jan 31, 2013

Starbucks Continues Mobile Leadership
The coffee chain logs an impressive 2.1 million-plus mobile transactions each week.
Posted Jan 30, 2013

T-Mobile Makes NFC a Reality in 2013
Expanding on the 2012 launch of ISIS, the mobile provider is working to bring near field communication technology to a number of smartphones.
Posted Jan 25, 2013

Registration Now Open for THE Tech EVENT
THE Tech EVENT (formerly NACStech) is the top source for technology education, information and solutions that benefit the convenience and fuel retailing industry. Register today.
Posted Jan 24, 2013

Starbucks Enters Technology Retail Arena
The coffeehouse chain is now selling Square's mobile card reader at its 7,000 U.S. stores.
Posted Jan 7, 2013

Mondelez International's 90-Day Shake-Up
Mondelez International's new Mobile Futures program is hoping to shape the future of mobile marketing in just 90 days.
Posted Jan 7, 2013

Google Wallet's 2012 Struggles Could Mean Trouble Ahead
Google is reportedly working with Discover to launch a plastic card, which some analysts suggest spells trouble for the viability of Google's mobile wallet.
Posted Jan 2, 2013

Mobile Payments Provide Boost for Restaurants, Small Businesses
Analysts say that deploying a mobile payment system is going to be "crucial" for businesses to remain competitive in 2013.
Posted Jan 2, 2013

Consumers Like to Explore New Restaurant Technologies
Especially in relation to ordering food, customers are open to using technology to enhance their dining out experience.
Posted Oct 31, 2012

Square Expands Internationally
Square to begin offering its mobile POS to merchants in Canada, joining a crowded field of existing players.
Posted Oct 25, 2012

Mobile Payments Set to Explode
eMarketer suggests that smartphone payment technology is set to take off in the United States by 2016, but a number of factors remain, such as merchant adoption.
Posted Oct 22, 2012

Mobile Payments Solves Non-Existent Problem, Says PayPal Exec
PayPal exec slams mobile payments, arguing to gain mass adoption, it must be better, not just different, from what we do today.
Posted Oct 16, 2012

Starbucks Opts for Square for Credit Card Processing
Square will begin processing all credit card transactions at Starbucks stores nationwide.
Posted Oct 8, 2012

Walmart Nixes Prospect of Google Wallet, Isis Participation
Walmart will focus its mobile payment efforts on the Merchant Customer Exchange.
Posted Oct 4, 2012 Launches U.S. Virtual Grocery Stores
Commuter rail stations in several cities will have billboards that allow riders with smartphones to shop, scan and schedule grocery deliveries.
Posted Oct 3, 2012

Mobile Use Rising in Retail
Fifty percent of U.S. shoppers surveyed said they used their mobile device to compare prices and read product reviews while shopping, up from 19% in 2011.
Posted Sep 28, 2012

Groupon Enters Payment Services
The daily deals company now provides a credit card payment service.
Posted Sep 21, 2012

POS Hacking Exposes Security Holes
The attacks highlight an increasing risk for all of those involved in the payments industry, says PCATS.
Posted Sep 20, 2012

AllPoints Rewards Launches Nationwide
The app will reach shoppers at more than 150,000 convenience stores.
Posted Sep 14, 2012

Retailers Reluctant to Invest in Mobile
A new report reveals that retailers are taking a wait-and-see approach, with consumers leading adoption efforts.
Posted Sep 13, 2012

The End of the Cash Register?
The stationary checkout counter might become a thing of the past as more handheld devices and mobile phone apps allow consumers to bypass the checkout lane.
Posted Sep 12, 2012

Neiman Marcus to Offer Real-Time Mobile Offers
Enrolled shoppers receive personalized SMS text messages while shopping with a Visa card near a Neiman Marcus store.
Posted Sep 11, 2012

Walmart Pilots Checkout Mobile App
The iPhone app allows customers to scan barcodes with their smartphone while they shop.
Posted Sep 5, 2012

Starbucks Sets the Bar in the Mobile App Space
The coffee giant's wildly successful mobile payments model is one that other retailers would like to mimic to boost loyalty and reduce transaction fees.
Posted Aug 27, 2012

Start-Up Company to Launch Bitcoin Debit Card
New York-based startup BitInstant is planning the release of its Bitcoin-funded debit card that will enable the P2P currency to be used at traditional retailers.
Posted Aug 23, 2012

McDonald's and PayPal Launch Mobile Payment Pilot
The partnership offers expansion opportunities for PayPal, which is already working with more than a dozen retailers.
Posted Aug 22, 2012

Mobile Payments to Top $1.3 Trillion Within Five Years
New research suggests that cell phone payment transactions will experience a significant increase.
Posted Aug 17, 2012

Retailers Band Together to Bring Mobile Wallet to Market
The merchants, which include 7-Eleven, Sunoco, Target and Walmart, will develop a mobile payment network together.
Posted Aug 16, 2012

Tesco Brings Virtual Shopping to Busy Airport Terminal
Last week Tesco unveiled the U.K.'s first interactive virtual grocery store in Gatwick Airport's North Terminal.
Posted Aug 13, 2012

Starbucks Invests in Square
The mobile processing company will handle all credit and debit card transactions at Starbucks locations throughout the United States.
Posted Aug 9, 2012

Tesco Trials Virtual Shopping
The test is being conducted at Gatwick Airport.
Posted Aug 8, 2012

Retailers Not Yet Flocking to the Enhanced Google Wallet
The Google Wallet now accepts all major credit cards, but will it be enough to lure retailers?
Posted Aug 7, 2012

Snyder's-Lance Sticks With Salient's Margin Minder Solution
Salient is carrying over a partnership previously formed with Lance to Snyder's-Lance, a company formed by the 2010 merger of Lance and Snyder's of Hanover.
Posted Aug 7, 2012

Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Wayne to Integrate Isis SmartTap Mobile Commerce Application Into Pay-At-Pump Technology
These fuel dispenser leaders are adopting the Isis application to allow payment, loyalty programs and offer redemptions at the pump.
Posted Aug 2, 2012

Love's Goes Cardless
The company completes live cardless fueling customer transactions and begins its rollout.
Posted Aug 2, 2012

Bank of America to Launch Chip Credit Cards
BofA says the chip technology will increase acceptance and security of the cards for international travelers.
Posted Jul 25, 2012

Publix Explores Online Ordering
The grocer will test its Public Deli Online Easy Ordering at a Florida location next month.
Posted Jul 11, 2012

Apple Not Rushing Into Mobile Payments
While Apple has revolutionized music and mobile phone industries, it isn't often the first to market, choosing instead to wait while others work out the bugs.
Posted Jul 10, 2012

Mobile POS to Refresh Traditional POS
The store of the future will feature clerks roaming stores with mobile POS systems, reducing the long checkout line.
Posted Jul 6, 2012

American Express Announces U.S. EMV Roadmap
The credit card company says it will use EMV to advance contact, contactless and mobile payments.
Posted Jul 3, 2012

shopkick, MasterCard Team Up for Buy & Collect Program
The MasterCard-shopkick relationship will leverage tools and analytics to help merchants increase sales and better measure the effectiveness of their location-based marketing efforts.
Posted Jul 2, 2012

Google To Announce Google Wallet 2.0
Changes to the Wallet are expected to address concerns that card issuers have expressed, such as enabling NFC payments.
Posted Jun 27, 2012

Square Launches Loyalty Component
A new digital punch card allows merchants to reward customers with discounts and freebies.
Posted Jun 21, 2012

Mobile Payments Come to U.K. Vending Machines
In addition to accepting payments from NFC-enabled smartphones, connected vending machines will allow owners to send offers to customers when they are in the vicinity of the machines.
Posted Jun 19, 2012

Apple Could Disrupt the Credit Card Business With "iPay"
Creating its own online payment platform would allow Apple to keep the money it currently pays to Visa and MasterCard in transaction fees.
Posted Jun 18, 2012

Sprint Reaches for an NFC Wallet
Sprint is rumored to be working on its own NFC mobile wallet, but no word yet on whether the company plans to pull out of the Google Wallet.
Posted Jun 12, 2012

In Your Face Menu Marketing
New 3D menu boards from Zinger make food products literally pop off the menu.
Posted Jun 11, 2012

Imperial Oil Launches Esso Fuel Finder Mobile App
The app uses GPS technology to identify a user's location and highlight nearby Esso stations on an interactive Google map.
Posted Jun 8, 2012

KickBack Points Program Launches Mobile App
Customers can enroll their KickBack card, check their points balance or locate a participtating retailer.
Posted Jun 1, 2012

Groupon to Offer Mobile Payments
The daily deals giant is reportedly entering the mobile POS market with a credit card reader/app combo that charges merchants 15 cents per transaction and a 1.8% transaction fee.
Posted May 31, 2012

NFC In-Store Usage to Jump to 25% by 2017
Convenience and reliability will be critical to ensure widespread adoption.
Posted May 31, 2012

Acumera Introduces C-Store Connections Package
The integrated platform facilitates PCI compliance audits, network cost reduction and live information delivery for convenience stores.
Posted May 24, 2012

CIO Curriculum Continues at NACStech
Day 2 focuses on new developments in mobile payments and technology.
Posted May 23, 2012

NACStech Kicks Off With Mobile Insights
From couponing to social media solutions, NACStech educational sessions provide top-line information about mobile strategies and technology integration.
Posted May 22, 2012

Family Express Optimizes Inventory Management With Retalix
Retalix Demand-Driven Replenishment reduces tobacco order sizes by 21%, increases monthly inventory turnover by 2.5 turns, decreases inventory on hand by 2.4 days.
Posted May 22, 2012

CITGO Expands Loyalty Bucks Program with Pinnacle's Loyalink
As part of the Loyalty Bucks program, CITGO contributes up to $2,000 per location toward the technology and service costs associated with program implementation.
Posted May 17, 2012

The Mad Dash for Digital Wallets
Attendees at a cellphone industry trade show agree the future is in mobile, but can't agree on what that future will look like.
Posted May 15, 2012

MasterCard Debuts Network for Digital Wallet
The credit card processing firm will rollout PayPass services in the third quarter.
Posted May 10, 2012

7-Eleven Thailand Offers Cutting-Edge Smartphone App
UntapTV and 7-Eleven unveil a new interactive cross-media marketing campaign in Thailand that is accessible through consumers' smartphones.
Posted May 7, 2012

Smartphone, Tablet Owners Use Devices for Shopping
A new survey suggests that smartphones and tablets assist users in finding a store, displaying a shopping list or redeeming a mobile coupon.
Posted May 4, 2012

Google Wallet Expands
Google begins selling a wallet phone directly to U.S. consumers, opening up the feature to AT&T and T-Mobile subscribers.
Posted Apr 26, 2012

Cashless and Cardless by 2020
Experts say that more consumers will ditch both cash and plastic in favor of mobile payments within eight years.
Posted Apr 23, 2012

Vending Machines Going Cashless
As more vending machine companies move toward cashless, they are keeping their sights on mobile payment options such as NFC.
Posted Apr 19, 2012

Starbucks Processes 42 Million Mobile Payments
The coffeehouse chain launched its mobile pay app for iPhone and Android in January 2011.
Posted Apr 11, 2012

Nordstrom Adds Mobile POS Devices to Checkout
Since implementing the mobile POS checkout at its stores, both the average number of items sold and the average selling price have increased.
Posted Apr 10, 2012

MACS Offers shopkick Mobile App
The retailer is one of the first among U.S. convenience store chains to offer the shopper loyalty technology to its Washington, D.C., customers.
Posted Apr 6, 2012

Oops! JPMorgan Chase Glitch Triggers Duplicative Charges
Customers in the New York area may have been charged twice for transactions from some debit accounts; the bank is working to refund double-charged customers.
Posted Apr 4, 2012

Why Mobile Payments Concern Banks
American Banker highlights the growing rift between banks and merchants, and why it must be repaired to keep financial institutions competitive in mobile payments.
Posted Apr 3, 2012

Another Payment Processor Hit by Hackers
Unverified reports allege a New York street gang with ties to Central America swiped more than 10 million credit and debit card transactions.
Posted Apr 3, 2012

Cumberland Farms Teams With PayPal for Pay-at-Pump Mobile App
The new Cumberland Farms SmartPay program allows customers to pay at the pump with PayPal, saving both time and money.
Posted Apr 2, 2012

NACStech Super Saver Discount Ends Today
Don't miss out on the industry's premier technology event, held in Nashville May 21-23.
Posted Mar 30, 2012

Starbucks Perks Up its Mobile App
Coffee chain adds PayPal and drive-thru support to its popular mobile payment app.
Posted Mar 29, 2012

Chevron to Add Gas Station TV's inOvationTV
The platform can be retrofitted to existing Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers or added at no charge with a new Ovation dispenser purchase.
Posted Mar 29, 2012

Consumers Not Eager to Adopt Mobile Payments: Report
Mobile experts say widespread NFC payment adoption could take up to five years.
Posted Mar 20, 2012

PayPal Launches Competitor to Square's Credit Card Reader
PayPal Here, a triangle-shaped mobile credit card-swiping gadget, hopes to take some of the $4 billion in transactions that Square is capturing annually.
Posted Mar 19, 2012

Adults Reluctant Adopt Mobile Banking and Payments
In one survey, consumers cite security concerns as the top reason for their discomfort about making mobile payments.
Posted Mar 12, 2012

Walgreens Combines Social Media With Coupons
The drugstore chain has linked Foursquare check-ins with in-store and product coupons.
Posted Mar 12, 2012

Retailers Join Mobile Payment Race
Walmart and Target among two dozen retailers joining together to create a mobile payment service.
Posted Mar 6, 2012

Home Depot To Accept PayPal Payments
PayPal payment option to be available at all 2,000 U.S. The Home Depot stores beginning later this month.
Posted Mar 1, 2012

Small Companies Embrace Social Media for Growth
From Twitter to Facebook, small entrepreneurs are tapping into social media to boost their brands and bring customers to their stores.
Posted Feb 20, 2012

New iPhone App Helps EV Users Track Savings
The GreenCharge app allows electric vehicle owners to track and share their driving patterns, fuel savings and environmental contribution over time.
Posted Feb 13, 2012

Kiosks Bring Online Convenience to Stores
Retailers are installing interactive screens in their stores and at non-traditional retail locations, affording customers an in-store, online experience.
Posted Feb 9, 2012

High-Tech Vehicle Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking
Experts cite concerns that car thieves could exploit security weaknesses to remotely open and start a car, or listen to conversations inside a car.
Posted Feb 6, 2012

MasterCard Outlines EMV Roadmap
The roadmap is intended to provide retailers with a comprehensive roadmap that focuses on advancing the future of the U.S. electronic payments system.
Posted Feb 6, 2012

In-Store Mobile Commerce Increases
Fifty-two percent of shoppers use their mobile phones while shopping at a store.
Posted Feb 1, 2012

Mobile Payment Service Offers Premier Movie Experience
In Australia, a new mobile service takes waiting in line for popcorn out of the movie-going experience.
Posted Jan 26, 2012

Flexible Computers Double as Credit Cards
Last week's Consumer Electronics Show highlighted a number of new gadgets, including miniature, flexible computers that double as "smarter" credit cards.
Posted Jan 19, 2012

MAG Releases its Roadmap of Electronic Payments
The group advises that the United States undergo a coordinated migration to chip and PIN transactions to support a broad range of payment types and devices.
Posted Jan 13, 2012

PayPal Steps Offline
The online payment company is branching out to offer checkout services at physical Home Depot stores.
Posted Jan 11, 2012

Mobile Coupon Redemption Poised To Grow
By 2016, mobile coupon redemption rates could reach 8% globally as more North American and Western European users get onboard.
Posted Jan 9, 2012

Shoppers Will Use Technology Even More in 2012
A panel of industry experts said that technology would have a huge impact on consumer shopping behavior this year.
Posted Jan 6, 2012

Walmart Selling Square Credit Card Swiper
The mobile payments reader, which attaches to a smartphone, is experiencing rapid growth.
Posted Oct 27, 2011

Google Wallet Adds Retailers, NJ Transit
Chevron is among the newest businesses to sign on with the mobile payment system.
Posted Oct 21, 2011

U.S. Bank Tests Mobile Payment App
The iPhone app is being piloted with outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI, with plans to introduce it to other retail locations later this year.
Posted Oct 17, 2011

Supermarkets Test Mobile Technology
Grocery stores are beginning to use smartphones for coupon delivery, among other things.
Posted Oct 12, 2011

Tablets, Smartphones To Transform Consumers Interactions
A new mobile study finds that by 2015, mobile technology will lead how retailers and restaurants service their customers.
Posted Oct 7, 2011

Mobile Payment to Simplify Customer Transactions
Monday's workshop at the NACS Show focused on how sophisticated mobile payment options are significant shifting how consumers pay for goods and services in convenience stores.
Posted Oct 4, 2011

Gilbarco Adds "Personal Touch" to Dispensers
New features will allow customers to personalize their experience while filling up.
Posted Sep 30, 2011

Gas Station TV, Wayne Expand Reach
Fuel retailers outfitted with inOvationTV can inform and entertain their customers with GSTV's content.
Posted Sep 22, 2011

Google Wallet Now Available
The program has Citi and MasterCard on board, but is courting American Express, Discover and Visa.
Posted Sep 21, 2011

Amsterdam C-Store Tests NFC Payments
The Netherlands' largest bank and supermarket chain are conducting an NFC payments pilot at an Amsterdam convenience store.
Posted Sep 19, 2011

Thorntons Unveils Mobile Phone App
The free application is available now.
Posted Sep 14, 2011

Beverages Tap Mobile Technology
More beverage companies are using intelligent packaging to encourage consumer interaction.
Posted Sep 14, 2011

Cash, Check, Plastic or Phone?
Mobile wallets are becoming more popular to both consumers and retailers.
Posted Sep 7, 2011

Seattle 7-Eleven Tests Delivery System
The system uses a locker-style storage unit combined with smartphone technology.
Posted Sep 7, 2011

ShopText, AOL Shortcuts Partner on Mobile-To-Loyalty Network
Shortcuts enables secure digital coupons to be instantly loaded onto participating loyalty cards and redeemed when shoppers swipe their loyalty card at the checkout.
Posted Sep 7, 2011

Visa Announces Chip Migration Acceleration, Adoption of Mobile Payments
The company is encouraging investments in dual-interface chip technology to support an expanded mobile payment network.
Posted Aug 10, 2011

Square's Vulnerability Revealed
Researchers at a security conference demonstrated how the card payment gadget could be used to hack or accept stolen credit card data.
Posted Aug 8, 2011

T-Mobile USA, 7-Eleven Partner to Provide Prepaid Handset, Service
T-Mobile now offers prepaid device at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide.
Posted Aug 3, 2011

Grocery Server, ShopSavvy Target Mobile Customers With Grocery Deals
The coupons and other incentives will be delivered right to mobile phones.
Posted Aug 3, 2011

Groupon Partners With Foursquare
The two companies will offer joint daily deals.
Posted Aug 2, 2011

Mobile Payments Grow, But Slower than Expected
A new report finds that the mobile payment market isn't growing as quickly globally.
Posted Jul 25, 2011

Is Your Store Leveraging Smartphone Technologies?
They're everywhere! U.S. tablet and smartphone sales are on-track to break revenue records.
Posted Jul 19, 2011

Mobile Payments Market to Triple by 2015
A new report finds that the market will reach $670 billion in four years.
Posted Jul 6, 2011

Starbucks Releases iPhone App
The coffeehouse chain says that more than 3 billion people had used the Starbucks Card Mobile app to pay for coffee or products.
Posted Jul 6, 2011

Facebook CEO Promises "Awesome" Announcement
Be on the lookout this week for some new awesomeness that Facebook is preparing to launch.
Posted Jul 5, 2011

Supreme Court Rejects Video Game Ban
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a California law that would block minors from buying violent video games.
Posted Jun 28, 2011

C-Stores Help Foursquare Hit 10 Million Users
Three convenience store chains rank among the most popular "check in" locations on the geolocation social media platform.
Posted Jun 27, 2011

Foursquare Teams With American Express
The social media startup will offer discounts to cardholders when checking in at particular stores and restaurants.
Posted Jun 24, 2011

Mobile Wallet Users Wouldn't Trust Visa, MasterCard
Consumers would feel most comfortable using a mobile wallet provided by Apple or Microsoft.
Posted Jun 20, 2011

D.C. Coffeehouse Embraces Mobile Payments
Coffeeshop is the first store in D.C. to adopt Square's Card Case app.
Posted Jun 8, 2011

But of Course There's an App for That!
Recargo helps motorists locate electric vehicle charging stations.
Posted Jun 3, 2011

Google App Will Turn Your Wallet Mobile
The Google Wallet mobile app will enable consumers to tap, pay and save with their smartphones.
Posted May 31, 2011

Self-Serve Health
Routine health monitoring kiosks are appearing in grocery stores.
Posted May 13, 2011

E-Cigarette Maker Blu Debuts 'Socially Aware' Packs
The reusable smokes will alert the smoker to other e-cigarette users via a wireless network.
Posted May 13, 2011

TabbedOut Allows Users to Pay Restaurant Tabs Via Smartphone
The company recently raised $3.7 million for its mobile payment platform.
Posted May 11, 2011

Phone Carriers Might Look to Credit Card Companies for Mobile Wallets
AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon's plans to develop their own mobile payment service is on the rocks.
Posted May 6, 2011

Visa Invests in Square
The credit card company will be partnering with the mobile payment start-up.
Posted May 2, 2011

PCATS Announces Appointment of Linda Toth as Manager of Standards
Toth has been involved with the standards since the beginning.
Posted May 2, 2011

Meijer Introduces Order-to-Store Program With Free Shipping
Customers can now order online and pick up items at the store.
Posted Apr 29, 2011

PCI Compliant Companies Suffer Fewer Data Breaches: Study
Yet most practitioners don't believe PCI DSS actually improves information security.
Posted Apr 21, 2011

Debunking "Don't Buy Pepsi"
An e-mail hoax is spreading (again) urging consumers to boycott the purchase of Pepsi's new can.
Posted Apr 11, 2011

Walmart Might Test E-Grocery Delivery Service
The retailer hasn't committed yet, but is said to have plans to test grocery delivery in California.
Posted Apr 5, 2011

Google Establishes Roots in Mobile Payment Movement
The Internet giant is teaming up with MasterCard and Citigroup to install mobile payment technology in Android smartphone devices.
Posted Mar 30, 2011

Supermarkets Ranked First in Tech Adoption
New study reveals supermarkets adopt technology to enhance the customer experience better than all other industries.
Posted Mar 29, 2011

Mobile Payments: What's the Hold Up?
The answer is a myriad of players who all want to make sure they get paid, reports the New York Times.
Posted Mar 25, 2011

QSR and Fast-Casual Chains Make Good Use of Electronic Ordering
A new Cornell study finds that pizza chains are a large presence in Internet-based ordering, with text and mobile software growing.
Posted Mar 25, 2011

Shopping Via Smartphone Increases
Forty-four percent of consumers use barcode scanner apps while shopping.
Posted Mar 16, 2011

Harris Teams Up With 7-Eleven on In-Store Digital Network
The company will provide news and weather content to broadcast to in-store customers.
Posted Mar 7, 2011

Redbox Will Stick to Films With Online Streaming
The movie-rental company will debut its subscription streaming service later this year.
Posted Mar 7, 2011

Coca-Cola Freestyle Launches iPhone Mobile App
PUSH! + Play mobile app allows guests to locate Coca-Cola Freestyle machines while testing their memory.
Posted Mar 1, 2011

Thorntons Launches Gas Price Text Alerts
Text messages are sent to participants every time Thorntons is notified of a confirmed increase in fuel prices of more than 10 cents per gallon.
Posted Feb 24, 2011

Robot Chefs Debut in Shanghai Restaurant
The mechanical foodservice workers can create eight dishes.
Posted Feb 21, 2011

Visa Plans Rollout of Mobile Phone E-Wallet
The credit-card company will use Near Field Communication technology to turn smartphones into electronic payment devices.
Posted Feb 21, 2011

iPad Ordering
Guests at a new fast-casual concept guests can use iPads mounted at the table to order from the menu or customize their own meal.
Posted Feb 18, 2011

Location-Based Marketing Is Growing
Packaged Facts forecasts that restaurant use of these services will "explode" this year.
Posted Feb 16, 2011

Tops Abandons Hand-Held Scanners
The supermarket chain trialed the devices in five stores but found that customers weren't interested.
Posted Feb 2, 2011

Kraft Uses Smart Kiosks to Interact With Shoppers
The kiosks analyze shopper faces and offers personalized recommendations.
Posted Jan 31, 2011

Customer Preference Will Help Determine Products at Giant Eagle
The grocer will use a "behavioral cluster planning" automated system to gauge what items shoppers want.
Posted Jan 31, 2011

Apple Gets Into Mobile Wallet Game
The tech company has its own version of a microchip that would allow payments to be processed via its iPhone.
Posted Jan 31, 2011

Will Credit Cards Become Obsolete?
Some are predicting that paying with plastic might go the way of vinyl records soon.
Posted Jan 26, 2011

Casual, Fast-food Restaurants Popular Searches on Mobile Phones
A new study found that around 34 million Americans use their mobile devices to find dining information.
Posted Jan 26, 2011

Starbucks Unveils Mobile Payment System
No cash? No problem. It's a trend that's likely to grow, as more than half a billion consumers are expected to make mobile phone payments by 2014.
Posted Jan 20, 2011

PCATS Annual Conference Sponsors Reach Record Level
Industry's commitment to specifically address technology standards grows, as attendees prepare for next week's meeting.
Posted Jan 14, 2011

Smart Packaging Alerts User to Freshness
Made from "intelligent plastics," the wrapper changes color when the product is no longer fresh.
Posted Jan 10, 2011

Motorola Introduces iPad Competition
The Xoom is a smartphone/computer that's creating a lot of buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Posted Jan 7, 2011

A Square Form of Payment
The application Square turns a smartphone into a mobile cash register.
Posted Oct 27, 2010

New Yorkers Can Purchase Starbucks With Mobile Phones
The coffeehouse chain expands its mobile payment application. Also, Tesco adds a barcode scanning app to its iPhone Groceries application.
Posted Oct 27, 2010

Netflix Moves to Push Online Subscriptions
The company will begin edging customers to stop receiving DVDs and concentrate more on streaming-only services.
Posted Oct 25, 2010

The Ultimate Fruit Snack
A manufacturer has developed a solution to stocking a vending machine with fresh fruit.
Posted Oct 25, 2010

Texting Coffee
U.K. Starbucks will start "pinging" customers to bring in the business.
Posted Oct 20, 2010

Free Wi-Fi Draws Customers
More restaurants are offering the service to connect with patrons.
Posted Oct 13, 2010

A Bookish Endeavor
A Connecticut lending library has set up a vending machine that dispenses audio books, books and DVDs outside of a supermarket.
Posted Oct 11, 2010

Aldi Customers Experience Debit Card Fraud
Thieves used customers' PIN and card numbers in the Midwest to siphon money from ATMs in other states.
Posted Sep 29, 2010

Family Express Offers Smartphone Alternative
The convenience store chain adds a mobile layer to its loyalty F.E. Perks program.
Posted Sep 27, 2010

Checking In With Location Apps
Retailers are using mobile apps to stay in touch with customers.
Posted Sep 23, 2010

Online Restaurant Orders Picks Up
More restaurants are allowing customers to place orders electronically.
Posted Sep 22, 2010

Mobile App Ads to Jump to $8 Billion in Five Years
The forecast shows the growing reliance of Americans on mobile and electronic devices.
Posted Sep 21, 2010

Smarter Credit Cards?
A new device could turn your average credit card into a smart money machine.
Posted Sep 20, 2010

U.S. Online Supermarket Sales Reviving
More retailers are widening or piloting online grocery services that include in-store, pick-up models.
Posted Sep 16, 2010

Meijer Debuts Digital Coupons
The grocer's mPerks program delivers paperless coupons to consumers.
Posted Sep 13, 2010

Flix on Stix Puts Movies, Games on Thumb Drives
Instead of DVDs, the self-serve kiosks allow customers to download movies, TV shows and games to a portable USB drive.
Posted Sep 3, 2010

Want to Drive Customers to Your Foodservice Program? There's an App for That!!!
YWaiter White-Label appeals to foodservice operators who want their own fully branded app--but can't afford it.
Posted Aug 30, 2010

Fifteen-Percent of Smartphone Owners Use Devices for Purchases
Nearly 40 percent express concerns about credit card data safety, though.
Posted Aug 23, 2010

How Secure Are ATMs?
Security experts posit that lower-volume machines might be less secure.
Posted Aug 18, 2010

PayPal Edges Into On-Site Retail Environment
The ecommerce payment company wants to develop software to turn phones into "digital wallets."
Posted Aug 18, 2010

Socializing Lunch
4Food debuts next month in New York City and wants to turn dining out into a social networking game.
Posted Aug 18, 2010

Starbucks Reveals More About Its In-Store Digital Network
The coffeehouse chain will be launching Starbucks Digital Network later this fall.
Posted Aug 18, 2010

Rutter's Introduces Android App
The convenience store chain also has iPhone and Blackberry apps available.
Posted Aug 16, 2010

PCI SSC Prepares Industry for Standards Changes
Council announces next step in transparent standards development and release process with a summary of changes for PCI DSS and PA-DSS.
Posted Aug 13, 2010

Coffee Shops Unplug Wi-Fi
Some coffeehouses are finding that getting rid of the service boosts sales and a friendlier atmosphere.
Posted Aug 11, 2010

Iowa Lottery Looks Back on 25 Years
Today, the lottery is considering the addition of smartphone lottery games to stay current.
Posted Aug 9, 2010

Moisturizing While Driving
Nissan considers adding vitamin C to the air conditioning feature of some models to give drivers softer skin.
Posted Aug 9, 2010

Mobile Carriers Plan Smartphone Payment Venture
AT&T and Verizon will be taking on MasterCard and Visa with their contactless payment smartphone option.
Posted Aug 4, 2010

Vending Machines Embrace Technology
Operators are updating the machines with touch screens and card readers to shore up falling sales.
Posted Aug 4, 2010

Co-operative Will Introduce Contactless Payment
The grocer will be the first in the United Kingdom to offer this form of payment.
Posted Jul 28, 2010

Wal-Mart To Add RFID Tags to Clothing
The retailer will track jeans and underwear with radio tags.
Posted Jul 26, 2010

JPMorgan Adds Mobile Banking Apps
With the iPhone applications, a user can deposit a check and make person-to-person payments.
Posted Jul 19, 2010

Self-Service Kiosks To Process More Than $740 Billion in 2010
Americans continue to enjoy the freedom of self-check-out technology.
Posted Jul 14, 2010

PCATS Releases Best Practices Guide for Dispenser Security
Guide outlines several low-cost and procedural methods of securing dispensers from intrusion � required for installing skimmers or fuel meter tampering.
Posted Jun 25, 2010

Define Your Twitter Strategy
Or are you still trying to figure out what Twitter is? Here are five tips to get your Twitter strategy up and running.
Posted Jun 25, 2010

Starbucks to Offer Free Wi-Fi
Starting July 1, every company-operated U.S. location will give customers access to free Wi-Fi.
Posted Jun 16, 2010

Target Picks Up Amazon's Kindle
Could the quick popularity of Apple's iPad have Amazon on notice?
Posted Jun 4, 2010

Grocery Shopping Network Launches Mobile Ordering Platform for Planning, Buying Groceries Online
The platform supports all major mobile platforms, including BlackBerry, iPad and iPhone.
Posted May 26, 2010

Congressional Takeover: the iPad
Could Apple's latest technology be the answer to creating a more efficient Congress?
Posted May 21, 2010

Murphy Oil Made An App for That
Retailer has developed a gas-price finder mobile app that also shows competitor pricing.
Posted May 21, 2010

Radiant Systems Launches New Payment Security Suite for Retailers
The Radiant Payment Guard suite is designed to help retailers better safeguard cardholder data.
Posted May 21, 2010

Taking Credit Card Security Seriously
Small businesses should not expect to fly under the radar forever, notes Forbes.
Posted May 20, 2010

Walmart May Sell iPads
The move to sell Apple's latest technology signals Walmart's drive to expand its electronics offer and compete with larger chains such as Best Buy and Radio Shack.
Posted May 14, 2010

The State of Standards
PCATS committees share the present and future of standards work - from lottery and loyalty to the POS.
Posted May 7, 2010

Papa John's Boosts Sales With Online Capabilities
Sales at now account for more than 25 percent of business.
Posted May 6, 2010

Technology Opportunities Take Center Stage at NACStech
From networking to workshops, the expo and exciting speakers, NACStech is the leading technology solutions event for the convenience and petroleum retailing industry.
Posted May 5, 2010

NCR Grows Blockbuster Express in Northeast
The DVD rental kiosks are now in 80 Xtra Mart locations.
Posted May 5, 2010

More Mobile Apps Created for Restaurants
The industry is downloading more applications for smartphones.
Posted May 5, 2010

Rutter's Mobile App Enables Couponing
The convenience and petroleum retail chain's new addition to its mobile app allows customers to receive coupon offers via their iPhone.
Posted May 4, 2010

PCATS Requests Retailer Feedback on Lottery Data
By taking the survey, retailers can help PCATS enhance the collection of lottery data.
Posted May 4, 2010

Location, Location...and Locating Your Most Loyal Customers
Marketers are learning more about Foursquare, a social networking tool that could change the face of today's loyalty card.
Posted Apr 30, 2010

Dresser Wayne Fuel Dispenser Achieves PCI-DSS Certification
Dispensers featuring the iDPOS in-dispenser point-of-sale option have been certified as PCI-DSS compliant.
Posted Apr 23, 2010

Tweeting for Customers
Restaurants are finding that using Twitter can bring in guests.
Posted Apr 12, 2010

TNS, Blue Bamboo Partner to Provide Smartphone Payment Solutions
The technology will give customers the ability to accept credit and debit card payments via smartphones.
Posted Mar 31, 2010

Check Your Pumps, ATMs for Skimmers
Utah retailers found eight electronic skimmers at the pumps. Read more about how you can protect your store for this serious security threat.
Posted Mar 26, 2010

Survey: iPhone Poses Security Risk
"We haven't seen any new enterprise iPhone security features from Apple since the summer of 2009."
Posted Mar 26, 2010

Making Checkout Quicker
Researchers are looking at ways to bring EZ tag technology to groceries.
Posted Mar 24, 2010

PCATS Requests Retailer Assistance for Product Code Survey
By completing the survey, convenience stores help to define product and service codes for the industry.
Posted Mar 1, 2010