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Mac’s Rolls Out iSIGN Antennas

Mac’s uses  iSIGN technology to gauge message effectiveness and drive ROI. Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc. has expanded its partnership with iSIGN Media Solutions Inc., a provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions, to install iSIGN antennas is approximately 900 additional locations. iSIGN IMS systems are already in place at approximately 500 Mac’s outlets, and mobile interactions

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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the EMV technology seen in Europe, but some argue by the time it’s implemented in the U.S., the technology will be outdated.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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Rutter’s Wins Top Mobile App at NRF

Blackberry, iPhone and Android users can access the Rutter’s mobile app for information on gas prices and more. Rutter’s mobile app was named the Best Mobile Application at the recent Customer Engagement Awards held during the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual convention in New York City. “It is great to have our innovation being recognized

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NACStech Opening Session Speaker Announced

Registration is now open for NACStech 2012. Social media guru Paul Ollinger has been announced as the opening general session speaker for NACStech, which will take place May 21-23, 2012, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. Registration opened on Jan. 17 for NACStech, the industry’s most comprehensive event for top retail and supplier

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NCR, VendorNet Integrate In-Store Pick Up With POS Software

Integration of product inventory to point-of-sale software helps retailers drive sales across channels and preserve margin in an increasingly competitive market. NCR Corp. and VendorNet Inc., a provider of cross-channel fulfillment technology, have entered into a strategic agreement that will see NCR integrate VendorNet’s cross-channel StoreNet In-Store Pickup fulfillment technology into its NCR Advanced Store

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Technomic Report Unveils Habits of Teens, Tweens

The report provides an overview of attitudes toward food preferences, dining-out behaviors with friends and family, snacking behavior, convenience-store patronage, technology usage and more. Tweens and teens influence the decision making of their friends and families, playing a large role in their dining choices. Fifty-eight percent of teens and 54% of tweens report that their

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Pilot Flying J Introduces Android App

“We’ve gotten terrific feedback on the app’s new and improved features since the launch of the iPhone version, and we’re pleased to expand its availability to users of Android devices,” says Pilot Flying J spokesperson. To kick off the New Year, Pilot Flying J has launched the Android version of its newly popular MyPilot smartphone

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Gasoline Futures’ Index Spikes in Opening 2012 Trade

Although wholesale gasoline costs were mixed during the final week of 2011, retail gasoline prices are poised to move higher in early January, with futures prices spiking to a nearly two-month high during the first trading day of 2012. Reformulated blendstock for oxygenate blending or RBOB futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange is

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TA Adds New High Tech Laundry Equipment

Drivers can be notified by text message when their laundry is complete. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has begun its rollout of the most modern laundry facility equipment on the highway. TA’s 190 laundry rooms in company-operated locations today contain nearly 2,000 washers and dryers; all of these machines are expected to be replaced with

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Kum & Go Selects NCR C-Store Technology

Radiant solution to help Kum & Go improve efficiencies and grow customer loyalty.   Kum & Go L.C. has entered into an agreement with NCR Corp., which will implement its Radiant c-store technology within each of the retailer’s 400+ stores. Kum & Go, the fifth largest privately held, company-operated convenience store chain in the U.S.,

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Bolla Oil Adds innovationTV at 40 Sites

“The investment creates an exciting resource that will become an asset to help us connect with and deliver great advancements to our valued customers,” says Bolla Oil CEO. Bolla Oil gas station and convenience store locations, located in the New York market, are adding inOvationTV to more than 40 sites, some of which will be

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KSS Fuels Expands Traffic Intelligence Database

KSS Fuels’s TrafficMetrix improve the accuracy of consumer traffic counts. KSS Fuels has announced a major update to its globally recognized consumer traffic database source, MPSI TrafficMetrix, which now contains almost 1.3 million traffic counts. In addition to refreshing and extending key traffic data, KSS Fuels has developed analytic tools to improve the accuracy of

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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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NACS 2011 Gulfcoast

Gulfcoast Software Solutions introduces the new Store Keeper Plus module. Manage up to 1,000 stores in real time between store and corporate level. 10x per second provides an accurate picture of your store in real time in an easy to use reporting format with intuitive graphic capabilities. Graphical interface allows you to view all of

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Gulfcoast Software Solutions introduces the new Store Keeper Plus module. Manage up to 1000 stores in real time between store and corporate level. 10x per second provides an accurate picture of your store in real time in an easy to use reporting format with intuitive graphic capabilities. Graphical interface allows you to view all of

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Slice Like a Pro

Baxter’s bread slicers provide a convenient way to slice artisan breads. Among the quietest in the industry, Baxter slicers are ideally suited for a theater-style baking environment. Baxter bread slicers are offered with either manual or automatic operation in a range of sizes. Manual slicers feature an easy-to-use slice lever, enabling users to control the

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Reduce Payments Costs

ACI Worldwide Inc., an international provider of payment systems, has announced the latest release of ACI Retail Commerce Server. This version is integrated with ISD Corp.’s In-Store suite of products, following the acquisition of ISD in March 2011. ACI now serves 14 of the top 25 U.S. retailers. The combined offerings of ISD and ACI

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Sasnett Takes the Helm at Additech

Bo Sasnett, vice president of sales for Outsite Networks, was named today as president and CEO of Additech, a leading outsourced operator of at-the-pump interactive merchandising systems. He will assume his new role on Oct. 24, 2011 and will join Additech’s board of directors. Ralph Koehrer, Additech’s Chairman, said that after an extensive search the

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NACS Chairman Jeff Miller Urges Advocacy

Approximately $3.2 million dollars. That’s the savings thus far to the convenience and fuels retailing industry and their customers since the Durbin amendment took effect just yesterday, said NACS Chairman Jeff Miller during the NACS Show Opening General Session. Miller, who is president of Norfolk, Va.-based Miller Oil Co., said that the swipe fee reform

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NACS Celebrates the Past, Looks to Redefine the Future

As NACS celebrates the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s remarkable achievements since it was founded 50 years ago, the association is equally looking toward the future, said NACS President and CEO Hank Armour during the NACS Show Opening General Session. It is expected that more than 22,000 attendees from 50 countries will attend the 2011

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Easy Trip Launches Digital Marketing Platform

Easy Trip Convenience Stores are dedicated to customer service. As part of that strategy, the Ohio chain has introduced a new mobile app and fresh Websites to fast forward into the mobile, social and digital worlds. A newly launched client with OpenStore by GasBuddy, Easy Trip is thriving with the new technology that includes a

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Will Tesco Turn it Around?

Fresh & Easy is rolling out a new Express store format, but can the company come out on top after nearly four years of heavy losses? By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Tesco’s Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market grocery chain debuted with a bang in 2007, rolling out 20 stores in rapid succession in California, Nevada

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Frost & Sullivan Awards Telvent DTN

Telvent DTN’s customer-centric terminal automation solutions for the oil and gas industry win recognition.  Frost & Sullivan has recognized Telvent DTN, a real-time IT solutions and information provider, with its 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement based on its recent analysis of the terminal automation market for the oil and

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PC&F Adds Digital Forecourt Marketing

Applause TV allows PC&F to entertain customers, while providing advertising and couponing to enhance site-specific promotions. Pacific Convenience & Fuels LLC (PC&F) is set to install Gilbarco Applause TV with Outcast as the standard digital forecourt marketing solution for its new locations. PC&F already has systems installed at some California and Colorado locations and is

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Sheetz Selects Marathon Health

New 10,000-square-foot multi-use facility to house health center. Marathon Health Inc. is set to serve as Sheetz Inc.’s  onsite medical services provider at the company’s Claysburg, Pa., distribution center. Under the agreement signed last month, Marathon Health will operate the 2,200-square-foot health center and provide high-quality primary care, health assessments, lifestyle coaching, and disease management

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