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Valero, Cardtronics Help Frost Bank Build ATM Business

Three Texas-based companies help to expand a local bank’s services in convenience stores. Valero Corner Stores in Texas and Cardtronics Inc. help Frost Bank significantly expand its ATM service locations for Frost customers. Frost customers will have free access to all 615 ATMs at Valero Corner Stores in Texas by Aug. 15. The additional 615

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Pilot Flying J Acquires Minnesota Travel Plaza

The 13,000-square-foot center features branded foodservice and a wide variety of convenience items. Pilot Flying J has acquired a travel plaza in Northfield, Minn., and will remodel the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and traditional convenience store customers. The center will remain open during remodeling, which is expected to

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Heartland Installs 10,000th SmartLink Network

Martin Eagle Oil Co. adds secure network solution. Heartland Payment Systems, a payments processor, has installed its 10,000th SmartLink network site in less than 18 months. The 10,000th installation took place at Martin Eagle Oil Co.’s newest location in Mesquite, Texas. A Texas-based, multi-branded marketer of fuel products, Martin Eagle Oil Co. was the first

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Pilot Flying J Opens Nevada, Mo. Travel Center

“The travel center will serve this community through products and services as well as contribute to the local economy through jobs and tax revenue,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J is opening a new Pilot Travel Center in Nevada, Mo., on Dec. 19, featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public.

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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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Custom Designed Safes

Over the past two years, federal lawsuits have been filed in 16 states against ATM operators for violating the Electronics Transfer Act and Regulation E, which requires a fee notice to be displayed on the ATM and the ATM screen. ATM owners without these decals may be targeted for expensive litigation. Fortunately, GetBranded partnered with

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Preparing for PCI D-Day

As the deadline for PCI DSS 2.0 compliance approaches, chains should make sure they understand the changes— and triple check that they meet the requirements. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. On Jan. 1, 2012 all convenience store retailers must comply with PCI DSS 2.0 standards. While some chains have been ready for more than a

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El Paso Welcomes Back Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J reopens in El Paso, Texas with many amenities for travelers and truckers in the area. Pilot Flying J recently reopened the newly remodeled Flying J Travel Plaza in El Paso, Texas. Featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public, the travel plaza is located at 1301 North Horizon Blvd. The

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Cardtronics Introduces New Vice President of Sales

“Cardtronics’ merchant sales team immediately strengthens its channel expertise with the addition of Lucia Crater,” says executive vice president. Cardtronics Inc., a global retail ATM owner, welcomes Lucia Romanello Crater — a sales executive with a 22-year record of success in the convenience store industry — to Cardtronics as the company’s new vice president of

Cardtronics To Operate ATMs For Pump & Pantry

Bosselman Inc., an owner and operator of convenience stores and travel centers throughout the Midwest has hired Cardtronics Inc. to provide ATM services at 24 of its 42 Pump & Pantry convenience stores. Located in Nebraska, the Pump & Pantry stores provide consumers with a wide range of convenience products and services. Under terms of

Cardtronics Announces New Organizational Structure

Cardtronics Inc., a non-bank owner of ATMs, has announced a series of organizational changes designed to better align the company’s management structure with its key business and strategic initiatives. Effective immediately, the Cardtronic’s operations will be separated into two business units – “Network and Financial Services” and “ATM Services.” Rick Updyke will assume the role

ATM Meets Kiosk

  Tranax Technologies Inc. introduces a first in a new line of non-cash dispensing kiosks. This product is focused on delivering the hardware and software capabilities to meet the needs of a range of transaction-based self-service applications. Incorporating many of the features found standard on a retail ATM, the new Tranax kiosk delivers the functionality

Savings Oil Teams With Cardtronics

Savings Oil Co. and Cardtronics Inc. have joined to provide ATM services to customers at 47 convenience stores owned by Savings Oil. Under the multi-year agreement, Savings Oil will own the ATM equipment while Cardtronics will provide ATM management services. Cardtronics plans to operate the ATMs through its own high-availability processing platform and provide ATM

The Rise of the Aztec Empire

San Diego State University At a Glance San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897, is the fifth-largest university in California with a student body of approximately 38,000 full- and part-time students. Its retail arm, Aztec Shops Ltd., was founded in 1932 as a not-for-profit corporation that functions primarily as an auxiliary of the university.

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