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Quik-E Foods Partners With March Networks

March Networks Solution helps Quik-E Foods reduce shrink. Quik-E Foods of Lynchburg, Va. is upgrading to March Networks’ next-generation retail solution for enhanced security and loss prevention. March Networks is a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions. The March Networks solution integrates high-quality video, audio and transaction data to combat point-of-sale (POS) fraud and

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Study Shows Mobile Payment Acceptance Growing

Study finds that consumers and merchants have moved from asking “why use mobile payments?” to asking “which mobile payment option should be used?” MasterCard and PRIME Research have released the second annual global MasterCard Mobile Payments Study, which tracked more than 13 million social media comments across Twitter, Facebook, online blogs and forums around the

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Roadrunner Adds Wayne Ovation Dispensers With inOvationTV

“It helps differentiate our sites and dramatically improves the fueling experience for our customers,” says president of Mountain Empire Oil. The inOvationTV media program, a forecourt media platform offered jointly by Wayne, A GE Business, and a global innovator of fuel dispensers and forecourt technologies, and Gas Station TV (GSTV), continues to add new geographic

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MasterCard to Use HCE for NFC-Based Mobile Payments

Enables consumers to make contactless payments from their NFC-enabled phones. MasterCard has announced that it plans to publish a specification that leverages Host Card Emulation (HCE) for secure near field communication (NFC) payment transactions. The approach will enable consumers to easily use their MasterCard-branded cards on their NFC-enabled phones to make contactless payments. Today, there

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Merchant, Financial Trade Associations Form Cybersecurity Partnership

“We are committed to working together to ensure customer personal and financial information is secure and protected,” says CEO of Financial Services Roundtable. Leading trade associations representing the merchant and financial services industries announced a new cybersecurity partnership. The partnership will focus on exploring paths to increased information sharing, better card security technology, and maintaining

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Retailers Speak Out On Cyber Security Needs And Efforts

NRF, NACS and RILA address the ongoing issues around data security. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security, International Trade and Finance held a hearing on protecting consumers’ data. Retail organizations, including the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) spoke out

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Ampm Customers Get Chance To Win Need For Speed Mobile Game

Customers who purchase specially-marked ampm 20-ounce coffees, 32-ounce fountain drinks or smoked sausages that feature a Need for Speed peel-off sticker have a chance to win. Customers of ampm who are fans of EA Mobile gaming can satisfy their need for beverages and a tasty snack with a chance to win a Need for Speed

H&R Block Joins Vanilla Reload Network

Partnership allows Emerald Cardholders to load cash at thousands of retail locations. InComm, a prepaid product and transaction services company, and H&R Block, the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, announced that consumers can now reload their H&R Block Emerald Card at more than 60,000 Vanilla Reload locations nationwide. “We have worked hard to make

InComm Launches Airfair Lifeline Reload Card At 7-Eleven

New offering expands Lifeline service to an underserved marketplace; service available in over 7,000 7-Eleven stores. InComm, a prepaid product and transaction services company, announced a partnership with Ready Wireless to launch the Airfair Lifeline Reload card at participating 7-Eleven stores. Airfair offers Lifeline-eligible telecommunication companies (ETC) simple reload options for all of its customers

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Is Your Company Posting with a Plan?

Retail businesses need a structured road map to manage successful social media programs. Social media strategy consultant Neal Schaffer shares 11 essential components all social media strategies should include. By John Lofstock, Editor Many company leaders understand that in order to survive in today’s business world, their companies must have a social media presence. But

First Data Releases December SpendTrend Analysis

Strong holiday shopping season boosted spending growth in December. First Data Corp. released its First Data SpendTrend analysis for Dec. 3, 2013, through Dec. 30, 2013, compared to Dec. 4, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2012. SpendTrend tracks same-store point-of-sale data by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT, closed-loop prepaid cards and checks from nearly four

NRF Seeks Lower Swipe Fee Cap

“Instead of doing what Congress ordered, the Fed gave in to pressure from big banks—and retailers and their customers are paying the price,” says NRF spokesperson. The National Retail Federation (NRF) asked an appeals court to uphold a judge’s ruling that the Federal Reserve set its cap on debit card swipe fees far higher than

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Precise Scanning

Datalogic presents the new QuickScan QD2400 2D imager, the solution for adopting area imaging technology at an affordable price without having to sacrifice quality. When using the QuickScan QD2400 2D imager, operators at the POS can count on snappiness, along with high motion tolerance and Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ technology for quick, precise and uninterrupted

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Digimarc Sets New Guinness World Record For Fastest Retail Checkout

Digimarc Barcode delivers lightning-fast checkout time of 51.91 seconds—an unprecedented 58 items-per-minute pace. Digimarc Corp. announced it has set a new Guinness World Record for fastest time to scan and bag 50 items at National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention & EXPO (Retail’s BIG Show) 2014. With a Guinness World Record adjudicator present, company representatives scanned

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Safe and Secure in the Convenience Store

Prominently placed security cameras can help deter potential thieves and identify those who do steal. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor Thanks to the Internet, store operators concerned about shrink, shortage and safety now have the ability to videotape all in-store activities, plus monitor their outlets in real time from virtually anywhere in the world using

Incom Direct Announces New Fee Structure For Credit Card Transactions

Flat fee above actual costs enables merchants to reduce one of their largest variable expenses. Incom Direct, a national broker and specialized provider of credit card transaction and related services for merchants and other businesses, has instituted a fully transparent, flat fee above actual costs pricing program for credit card transactions. Credit card transaction costs,

Epay, PayPal Collaborate To Offer Digital Gift Codes

“We look forward to extending our relationship with PayPal to include more digital gift card brands in more countries in the coming months,” says president of Euronet Worldwide Inc. epay, a division of Euronet Worldwide Inc. and a global prepaid product provider, distribution network and payments processor, has announced the availability of epay-provided digital gift

Consumer Spending Growth Slows

First Data analysis shows despite strong holiday retail sales during Thanksgiving and Black Friday, consumer spending dips. First Data Corp., a global provider of payments processing and electronic commerce solutions, released its First Data SpendTrend analysis for Oct. 31, 2013 through Dec. 2, 2013 compared to Nov. 1 through Dec. 3, 2012. SpendTrend tracks same-store

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Phillips 66 Launches Mobile App

The first of its kind in the energy segment in the Apple App Store, the app lets Phillips 66 customers view fuel price information on-the-go. Phillips 66 has officially launched its first enterprise app for mobile phones for the company’s fuels customers. The “BizLink for iPhone” app, first announced at Phillips 66’s Marketing Conference and

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Lukoil Partners With NCR Corp.

Speedy installation of NCR POS software and hardware in Belgium and across Central and Eastern Europe future-proofs Lukoil service station convenience stores and increases operational efficiency. Lukoil, one of the world’s largest oil and gas providers, is improving the customer experience and increasing operational efficiency by deploying NCR Corp.’s latest point of sale (POS) software

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Mozido Announces $30 Million Institutional Capital Raise

New capital brings total funding to over $100 million for emerging global mobile payment leader.   Mozido Inc. has received the first $30 million of a committed $70 million round of financing led by a Boston-based investment advisor with assets under management of over $500 billion. This funding will allow Mozido to accelerate its growth both

Digital Gift Cards Grow In Popularity

InComm finds 77% of shoppers are likely to purchase at least one digital gift card this holiday season. InComm, a leading prepaid product and transaction services company, has released research highlighting consumer shopping trends for purchasing digital and physical gift cards from Websites and mobile devices. Of the consumers surveyed, 67% have previously bought a

Burning Issues for 2014

From developing a greater marketing presence with mobile apps and refining your fresh food focus to dealing with Obamacare, c-stores are facing a challenging 12 months. By Erin Rigik and Marilyn Odesser-Torpey. The retail market continues evolving at a rapid pace as 2013 proved to be a breakthrough year for the rise of  mobile technology.

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MAPCO Takes Rewards to the Next Level

The convenience store chain has partnered with ShareMeister to allow charitable giving. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Loyalty has become a way of life for convenience stores and MAPCO has the technology covered. The Tennessee-based convenience store chain is moving its My Rewards loyalty program to a more local, personal level for its customers through

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Security is an Everyday Business Practice

From PCI compliance to loyalty programs, ensuring customers that their private information is secure is essential in gaining their trust. But the rules keep changing so retailers need to stay focused to remain in compliance with current security standards. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. In November, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC),

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