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Acumera Offers C-Store Connections Package

Acumera wants to prepare convenience stores better for PCI audits and network management with the new C-Store Connections Package. Acumera, a leader in trusted connection services for retail organizations, announced Wednesday at the NACStech conference that the company created the C-Store Connections Package. The new package is an integrated platform designed to help with convenience

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Real-Time Upgrades With Telvent

  Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider, announced the release of its DTN Guardian3 Terminal Automation Solution. It offers new information management functionalities and security features that reflect industry-specified capabilities. It is effective in optimizing real-world oil and gas terminal operations for North American customers. Upgrades to the DTN Guardian3 Terminal

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Maverik Launching Smartphone Payments

Maverik convenience stores is one of 30 merchants that plans to use the NFC payment system this summer. This summer, customers in Salt Lake City, Utah and Austin, Texas will be able to buy products at convenience stores with a wave of their smartphones instead of handing over cash or a credit card to a

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Jacksons Food Stores Works With Acumera for Information Security

Jackson’s Food Stores turns to Acumera for all of its network integration and management, says Patrick Abernathy. Meridian, Idaho-based Jacksons Food Stores Inc. chose Acumera to manage its network and connections with the chain’s 200 retail locations with more than 1,900 store systems. With Acumera, Jackson’s Food Stores will have more information security, connectivity and

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Excentus Files Lawsuit Against QuikTrip

Suit alleges that Chopper Shopper Fuel Rewards program infringes on patents owned by Excentus. Excentus Corp. has filed a patent and trademark infringement lawsuit against QuikTrip Corp., Midax, Inc. and several companies operating Price Chopper grocery stores. The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri for unspecified damages,

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Data Security Spurs Advancements In Loyalty

As loyalty programs evolve, ensuring customers that their private information is secure and being used appropriately is essential in gaining their trust. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. The secret to succeeding with a loyalty program in 2012 is to make sure you’re offering customers value on their terms, while also ensuring them that their information

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LED Enlightenment Aids Efficiency Options

With so many choices now available, retailers must make sure they select wisely when upgrading canopy and interior lighting. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Lighting technology is undergoing a rapid expansion, with more energy-efficient options appearing in the marketplace. Many retailers seeking cost savings on their electric and maintenance bills are flocking to their utility

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NRF Urges FTC To Move Cautiously on Mobile Payments

“The government should not impose regulations that would forestall yet-to-be-imagined advances and innovation,” says NRF spokesperson. The National Retail Federation is urging the Federal Trade Commission to move cautiously in establishing regulations for mobile payments, and said any rules that are adopted should parallel those for the underlying form of payment and not be specific

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7-Eleven Fights Against Illegal Underage Sales

New technology to help prevent sale of age-restricted products to underage customers. 7-Eleven Inc. is taking a new and aggressive approach to enhance its social and corporate responsibility of illegal underage sales of age-restricted products. On April 16, the company will debut a new technology in each of its 1,600 7-Eleven stores in California that

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Capturing Lunch and Dinner Customers

When it comes to foodservice, convenience store operators must develop the expertise to make smart choices and deliver winning mealtime solutions. By John Lofstock, Editor People need food, and convenience stores need people to like their food, which is why keeping lunch and dinner menus fresh, new and exciting is so important. The food itself

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Convenience Store Sales Topped $680 Billion in 2011

Convenience store sales, both at the pump and inside the store, set new records in 2011, according to data released today by NACS. In-store convenience store sales grew 2.4%, reaching a record $195.0 billion. Combined with $486.9 billion in motor fuels sales, total convenience store sales in 2011 were $681.9 billion, or one out of

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The Pantry Renews FleetCor Partnership

“FleetCor has been flexible and innovative in providing new products, services and programs to help The Pantry grow commercial business through our retail stores,” says a spokesperson for The Pantry.   The Pantry has renewed its commercial fleet card contract with FleetCor Technologies Inc., which has been managing The Pantry’s fleet card portfolio for over

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InformationWeek Recognizes DIGIOP

InformationWeek reports on Big Tech Ideas for retailers in 2012. InformationWeek Magazine has named DIGIOP’s video-enhanced business intelligence platform as one of the 10 Big Tech Ideas for Retailers for 2012. The magazine recognized DIGIOP for its ability to provide retailers with powerful tools to help “track store traffic and optimize every square foot” of

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Managing Technology Within An Organization

“I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.” — From the HAL 9000 computer, 2001: A Space Odyssey When it comes to technology solutions for your business it is easy to get carried away with the latest-and-greatest gadgets and solutions.

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Budweiser Launches ‘Track Your Bud’

Digital experience traces the origins of customers’ Budweiser. Budweiser has introduced “Track Your Bud,” a digital campaign integrated with packaging that will allow consumers to trace the origins of the beer they hold in their hands to one of Budweiser’s 12 U.S. breweries. By using their Smartphone to scan the QR code on Budweiser packaging,

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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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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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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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Easy Blending

There’s no need to waste valuable time standing over a typical blender. The new Hamilton Beach Commercial Summit Blender with one-touch auto-blend technology senses when the perfect drink profi le has been reached and shuts off automatically. With hundreds of preprogrammed cycles, an entire menu can be stored on each blender and accessed in seconds.

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Mobile Technology Leads to Better Customer Experience

Motorola Solutions Survey shows 67% of shoppers agree emerging in-store technologies heighten overall satisfaction. The latest installment of the Motorola Solutions Inc. annual Holiday Shopping Survey highlights that three in four (75% ) surveyed retail associates and managers feel they provide a better in-store customer experience when equipped with the latest mobile technologies. In fact,

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Market Force & ConocoPhillips Receive Ventana Research Leadership Awards

Ventana Research Leadership Award comes on the heels of Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies recognition. Market Force, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions, and its client ConocoPhillips have received the Ventana Research Leadership Award for Customer Excellence. The Ventana Research 2011 Leadership Awards recognizes innovative companies and their customers that have most effectively achieved

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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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Aldata Appoints Simrell President and CEO

Bertrand Sciard, president and CEO of Aldata since August 2007, will continue to act as a member of the Board of Directors. Aldata, a global supplier of retail and distribution optimization software, has appointed Roy Simrell as the company’s president and CEO. Simrell has 25 years of broad experience in retail technology, software development and

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