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Credit Card Appeal Delayed Until Fall

“It is important to note that if you do nothing, it will be presumed by the court that you accept the terms of the proposed settlement,” says NACS president. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Court has ruled that an appeal of the proposed swipe fee settlement that was announced July 13, 2012,

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Wawa Hits One Million Facebook Fans

Celebrates with fan appreciation contests and giveaways. Wawa hit one million Facebook fans on Jan. 28, and has launched a two week celebration to reward fans for their loyalty. From merchandise to gift cards, Wawa is showering its social media fans with affection. But the celebration doesn’t end there; Wawa is also launching its “What

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Cumberland Farms Offers Mobile Payment Option

Customers can save 10 cents on every gallon of gas with new mobile payment program. Cumberland Farms has launched its free SmartPay Check-Link payment program that lets customers pay for gas and in-store purchases using their mobile phone or with the swipe of a card. After completing a free online enrollment process, SmartPay Check-Link users

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Tedeschi Food Shops Honored By Social Media Award

Tedeschi responds to CSD’s first annual social media awards. Tedeschi Food Shops noted it is honored to be the recipient of the Convenience Store Decisions’ Facebook Growth Award. The Tedeschi Food Shops Facebook Fan Page grew 1,663% in 2012. “Serving and delighting our customers is our passion. Social media allows us to engage our customers

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Woodman’s Markets Adds Mobile Shopping

Mobile Shopper launch at Madison, Wis. store continues Woodman’s century-long history of innovative customer service. Woodman’s Food Markets continues its century-long tradition of exceptional customer service and shopping innovation with the launch of Mobile Shopper powered by NCR Corp. at Woodman’s Gammon Road location in Madison, Wis. With Mobile Shopper, Woodman’s shoppers can save time

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C-stores Join Mobile Futures Network

Nine start-ups to launch new mobile pilots in just 90 days. After receiving hundreds of applications, Mondelez International announced the nine start-ups selected to participate in the company’s first of its kind Mobile Futures program aimed at shaping the future of mobile marketing. The final start-up companies will have the opportunity to partner with company’s

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Americans See Smartphone Payments Replacing Cash And Cards

Harris Poll finds few Americans display a strong interest in replacing their own cash or card transactions with the tap of a smartphone, but still see smartphone payments as the wave of the future. Just imagine it:  you’re holiday shopping, or perhaps ordering a drink at your favorite coffee shop.  While the gift wrappers start

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A Sneak Peek at Trends in the New Year

Whether it’s implementing emerging technology or promoting a host of new foodservice items, 2013 promises to be an exciting year for convenience stores. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Thirteen isn’t usually regarded as a fortuitous number, but it takes more than luck to grow a business. Industry experts offered Convenience Store Decisions insights into some

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VeriFone Initiates Play at the Pump Lottery

First U.S. lottery ticket receipt printed at gas dispenser in Greater Minneapolis area in November. VeriFone Systems Inc. has announced the first U.S. lottery ticket sale at the fuel pump was printed at a Greater Minneapolis area convenience store and gas station in November. Lottery sales at the pump and other self-service locations represent a

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Quick Chek Hires Better With JobApp

Finds store managers at its 130 stores, saving hours per week and hiring better candidates with  talent management solution. Named among New Jersey’s Best Places to Work in each of the past three years, 130-store retailer Quick Chek puts a top value on its more than 3,000 team members. So when the Quick Chek looked

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Data Security and Evolving Payment Systems

Geolocation, QR codes and NFC are just some of the technologies changing they way people pay at retail. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In an ever-evolving world of payment technology, there’s no time for retailers to rest on their laurels when it comes to managing data security. Most c-store chains that intend to strive for

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Starbucks Offers Square Wallet Beginning Today

Starbucks extends mobile payment choice and convenience to its customers at participating U.S. stores. Starbucks Coffee Co. is now accepting Square’s mobile payment application, Square Wallet, in participating U.S. company-operated locations, offering customers another way to enjoy a quick, seamless payment experience at approximately 7,000 Starbucks stores. With Square Wallet people can pay at Starbucks

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Rugged Enterprise Hybrid Device

Consumer smart phones don’t last long in many field-based work environments—not because service contracts are too short, but because the phones aren’t tough enough to withstand drops on concrete, lack adequate battery life or don’t have enterprise scanning capabilities. Today’s mobile workers have a new option: Honeywell’s first-ever rugged Enterprise Hybrid Device (EHD), the Dolphin

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RFID Chips Inspiring Fraud

A special report by WTHR News 13 discovered that RFID (radio frequency identification) chips inside specific credit cards are offering thieves a new, easy way to steal credit card data. Cards with RFID tags can be identified by a symbol featuring four curved lines, or by the words payPass, payWave or Blink. Customers with these

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Higher Profits in the Cards

Technology is making it faster, easier and more convenient for consumers to purchase, manage and reload prepaid cards. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. The direct-to-consumer prepaid market, including general-purpose, reloadable cards, such as Green Dot and NetSpend, phone cards and gift cards of all types, is growing by leaps and bounds. Last year, dollars loaded

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NRF Says Revised Swipe Settlement Still Unacceptable

“The settlement still does virtually nothing to protect retailers or their customers from the abuses of the card industry, and it attempts to silence any objections for years to come,” says NRF. The National Retail Federation (NRF) said a revised antitrust settlement filed in federal court Friday, Oct. 19, scarcely begins to address retailers’ concerns

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Integrating New PCI Standards

Point-of-sale attacks at merchant locations have highlighted weaknesses in POS systems integration. Most of these attacks can be traced back to remote-access portals that were inadequately secured. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. More than a few c-store operators grow anxious at the mention of anything to do with PCI compliance, and who can blame them.

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Learning from Wyndham’s Data Breach

How you respond before, during and after your credit card data has been compromised will have a major impact on your chain’s ability to survive a security fiasco. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In today’s high tech world, no one is immune to a breach. This June, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued hotel dynasty

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POS in Your Palm

Mobile technology is changing the retail landscape, offering a bevy of options for retailers to consider. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In today’s ever-evolving world of mobile payment technology, anyone with a mobile phone can take credit card payments, from a neighbor running a garage sale to an entrepreneur building a small business. Now, this

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Will EMV be DOA?

Visa is encouraging retailers to move toward the EMV technology seen in Europe, but some argue by the time it’s implemented in the U.S., the technology will be outdated. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Visa this fall announced plans to speed up the migration to contact chip and contactless EMV chip credit card technology in

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Tesco Deploys Retalix 10 Store Suite

Retalix to present at NRF Show, outlining the future of Tesco’s retail IT strategies. Tesco Plc. is set to deploy the Retalix next generation store platform following a successful initial pilot of the Retalix 10 Store Suite software. Tesco, the third largest grocery retailer in the world, has been a Retalix business partner since 1995,

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Retail Trends for 2012

As technology continues to change the way we do business, retailers must weigh the benefits of being ahead of the curve versus the risks, and the disadvantages of falling behind. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In a scene from the futuristic movie “Minority Report,” Tom Cruise’s character walks through a shopping mall while 3-D screens

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Preparing for Future Payment Systems

First it was PCI, now retailers have to prepare for the widespread launch of Near Field Communications, which is expected to become a widely used system for making payments by smartphone in the U.S. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. The convenience store industry is increasingly turnings its gaze outdoors to the forecourt, not only for

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ATMs and ADA: Are You Compliant?

While the new compliance standards have been on the ATM industry’s radar for many years. Fully understanding the intricacies of the new rules could be an overwhelming task for many storeowners. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. The ATM industry is currently facing the most complicated, but critical challenge it has ever encountered—managing the technical, new

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