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AMBEST Announces AMBUCK$ Grand Prize Winner

Loyalty card holder Randy Brundige receives a free motorcycle after he swipes his AMBUCK$ card. AMBEST, America’s Best Truck Stops, in partnership with Lucas Oil Products, has announced the winner of the 2011 AMBUCK$ Grand Prize.  Randy Brundige of Irwin, Mo., who drives professionally for Enright Ranch & Supply located in Lamar, Mo., recently was announced

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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the EMV technology seen in Europe, but some argue by the time it’s implemented in the U.S., the technology will be outdated.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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ConocoPhillips Expands Partnership With Heartland Payment Systems

The fuel marketer renews and increases its card processing agreement to include Visa and Mastercard transactions. ConocoPhillips has signed a five-year contract with Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors. Under the expanded contract, Heartland Network Services group will continue to authorize debit and credit card transactions and will now also begin

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Breaking News: Lawsuit Filed Over Fed’s Swipe Fee Ruling

“The Federal Reserve missed an opportunity to give consumers the relief that they deserve and this needs to be corrected,” says NACS president and CEO Hank Armour. Flawed debit card swipe fee reform regulations issued by the Federal Reserve have allowed big banks to continue charging unjustifiably high swipe fees and discouraged price competition among

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Brink’s Introduces New Smart Supply Chain Solutions

“The earlier in the supply chain that Brink’s can help automate the deposit process the bigger the benefit to the bottom line,” says Brink’s spokesperson. Brink’s U.S., a provider of secure logistics solutions, announces its latest payment automation solutions: Check Imaging for Brink’s award-winning CompuSafe Service, Cash Room Automation Solution for retailers, and outsourced lockbox

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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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7-Eleven, Greyhound Partner To Launch PayNearMe

PayNearMe allows customers to book bus trips online or with cash, a change that is especially advantageous to the un-banked and underbanked. 7-Eleven Inc. and  Greyhound, the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, have partnered to allow customers nationwide to purchase bus tickets online or over the phone with cash, giving them access

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Updating the State of the Industry

NACS Chairman Jeff Miller discusses card fees, fuel and the future of convenience stores. By John Lofstock, Editor. Jeff Miller, president of Miller Oil Co. in Virginia, wears many hats. He is an oilman, an industry advocate and a leader.   For the past year, he has also been the chairman of NACS, which could

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