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Survey Shows Men Are Biggest Mobile Shoppers

Men most frequently shop on mobile while at the office, while 12% of women use mobile to shop while in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. In the mobile and digital age, men have surpassed women shoppers with 45% of men having made a mobile purchase vs. 34% of women, according to a new

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Romney Raves About Wawa

Mitt Romney talks hoagies and touchscreens in Pennsylvania. Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney, while on the campaign trail, visited a Wawa convenience store and polled the crowd at the Cornwall Iron Furnace, in Cornwall, Pa., about where they buy their sandwiches. The question touched on a local state divide: Wawa or Sheetz, Yahoo News reported.

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ExxonMobil Offers Free iPad App

New iPad app release helps give in-depth insight to ExxonMobil news and reports. ExxonMobil released a new app for the iPad that has free news, blog posts, stock prices and more for people who subscribe. The app, which launched on June 10, gives people the latest ExxonMobil news, stock prices, videos, blogs and notifications. It

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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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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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Building a Better Back Office

Back-office systems will continue to serve c-store operators better in 2012 and beyond. “The quality of point-of-sale (POS) software that is available now, and at lower prices, is changing the market,” said Rick Yost, operations manager for Dead River Co. in Bangor, Maine. “There are some great products out there moving into the clouds, where

Lessons in Retail Leadership

Despite fast-changing customer expectations, shortened product and retail life cycles and rapid technological advancements, many retailers have not taken advantage of opportunities to innovate. By applying new perspectives to established ways of doing business, convenience store retailers can strengthen their competitive and financial positions, improve the customer experience and create a new life cycle of

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VeriFone To Enable Isis NFC Mobile Commerce Access

VeriFone to layer Isis interfaces and user experience onto its pre-existing integration at hundreds of thousands of merchant locations in the U.S., alongside traditional payment forms. VeriFone Systems Inc. has announced an agreement with Isis, the joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, to integrate the Isis Mobile Commerce Application in current

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Drew Arberg Joins NACS

Arberg appointed new data integrity coordinator. Drew Arberg has joined NACS as its data integrity coordinator. Most recently, Arberg worked as a research assistant for the Charleston School of Law’s Career Services Department. He graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in political science in 2009. Arberg is a resident of Reston, Va.

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Shell Launches iPad App

New app showcases “some of the amazing means we use to produce energy, deliver it to local communities and help people use it more efficiently,” says Shell spokesperson. Shell has launched a free iPad application called INSIDE ENERGY to highlight the vital role innovation and technology play in delivering energy to power people’s lives. A campaign

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Renowned Futurist Announced as NACStech Closing Speaker

Michael Rogers to help convenience store retailers think for the future. Michael Rogers, a renowned technology author, pioneer and futurist, has been announced as a closing speaking for NACStech, the industry’s most comprehensive event for top retail and supplier leaders to gather and discuss ways to improve convenience retailing through technology solutions. Social media guru

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MSA Appoints Herleman as VP of IT Strategy and Innovation

Management Science Associates, Inc., the acknowledged leader in data management, integration and analysis in the consumer goods, media and metals industries, has appointment Karl E. Herleman as vice president of information technology strategy and innovation for its Information Management Solutions (IMS) Division, which is focused on consumer goods and services. Herleman previously worked as CIO

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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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Catering To Smartphone Shoppers

Study finds some shoppers are looking at products in-store, then using their phone to find it cheaper elsewhere.  A recent blog post by Retrevo examined the results of a Retrevo Pulse Study that polled shoppers about how they use their cell phones when they shop. Findings showed retailers aren’t doing enough to give smartphone equipped

Cooler Control

Operators looking for greater energy efficiency should cast an eye on their coolers, where centralized controls, lighting adjustments, basic ongoing maintenance and employee training can save them money. “Coolers are typically an opportunity for improvements in maintenance and operational practices,” said Jerry Lawson, national manager for Energy Star Small Business and Congregations Network, a division

Operations Wake-Up Call

Tougher economic times are pushing convenience retailers to look at how they can improve operations. While cutting costs may be one common theme, savvy retailers are also looking at other avenues to help them stand out among the competition. “The economy changed and that changes how people are buying,” said Brooks Blair, owner of Bells

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