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Credit Card Security And PCI: Where Do We Go From Here?

When it comes to data security, all retailers need to be prepared for the worst scenario, but that can’t happen if they aren’t aware of PCI requirements and the severe consequences that can result from a data breach. By John Lofstock, Editor When security breaches make the news, the typical victims are retailing giants, such

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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the EMV technology seen in Europe, but some argue by the time it’s implemented in the U.S., the technology will be outdated.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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NATSO Elects 2012 Chairman

Darrin Flitton elected chairman of NATSO board of directors. NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, has named Darrin Flitton, fleet and truckstop manager of the Gold Truckstop network for Sinclair Oil, as its 2012 chairman of the board. Flitton, who succeeds Bobby Berkstresser as chairman, has served 24 years in truckstop

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Sinclair Oil Selects RackPrice From KSS Fuels

End-to-end wholesale pricing solution is expected to improve supply chain management and provide a consistent pricing process for Sinclair Oil Corp. Sinclair Oil Corp., an oil refiner and fuel wholesaler supplying more than 2,000 Sinclair branded gas stations in 22 western and mid-continent states, has selected RackPrice from KSS Fuels for its fuel price management

Kroger Opens Smith’s Express C-store in Utah

Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, a division of the Kroger Co., has opened its first Express fuel station and convenience store at 1974 S. 1100 East in Sugar House, Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.   A second location at 873 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City is set to open this month. Both

Controlling Operating Costs

From escalating utility costs and credit card fees to labor and looming PCI deadlines, retailers have their hands full with a host of issues that are impacting their businesses. No issue is as complex and timely as PCI compliance. The stakes in the PCI game are high and, as 2010 approaches, c-store operators need to

The High Stakes of Compliance

Convenience store operators must stop thinking of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance as a nuisance to be handled when they have time. It is a serious, costly, complex fact of life—one that can potentially put an operator out of business and one that must be faced head on. It was in September 2006 that the

Data Security Standards: Are You Prepared?

PCI compliance deadlines continue to barrel toward the convenience store industry, yet many operators are still not up to speed on precisely what they need to do, or how to do it. The Payment Card Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), developed by the PCI Security Standards Council and endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services,

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