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    Standard AI to acquire Skip Checkout

    The deal would create the first company to combine self-checkout and AI-powered autonomous checkout for retailers, according to the announcement.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    7-Eleven delivery robots hit the streets

    Customers ordering from the 7Now app in West Hollywood, California, may get the option to have their order sent via a Serve Robotics delivery bot.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Back to Basics: Best practices for developing a mobile app

    Apps can be a valuable traffic driver and loyalty builder for c-stores. But small operators need to first carefully consider if it's right for their business.

    By Christine Blank • Jan. 26, 2023
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    5 c-store chains add bitcoin ATMs

    The machines allow customers to buy the cryptocurrency with cash — and give stores a new way to draw customers inside. 

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Wakefern opens autonomous c-store at headquarters

    The supermarket operator is planning a second location featuring the frictionless tech in the near future.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Jan. 23, 2023
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    Leveling up convenience in the c-store

    Just Walk Out technology helps c-store operators deliver on their promise of a fast, convenient shopping experience while allowing them to set their vision for the consumer journey.

    Jan. 23, 2023
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    Circle K switches EV charging network to Driivz platform

    The new software provider is intended to improve scalability and versatility, as well as increase charger uptime.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Wawa planning new technology training hub in Philadelphia

    The facility would “repurpose” one of its recently shuttered c-stores in the area, a spokesperson said.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    How a Kansas City c-store is using YouTube to deter shoplifters

    By uploading humorous videos of store thefts for millions of viewers to see, FavTrip has managed to reduce shoplifting and build a nationwide following.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Stinker Stores taps tech company for new retail intelligence platform

    Accustore’s system is expected to make marketing and design updates cheaper, easier and more uniform.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    C-store chains are betting on retail media in 2023. But at what cost?

    On the heels of Casey’s and 7-Eleven announcing their first ventures into the space, retail media promises to bring new growth and opportunities — as well as challenges — for c-stores, experts say.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    Q&A: How Vroom Delivery is tackling e-commerce for c-stores

    After its founders built the app to help their father’s c-store chain get online, CEO John Nelson says the company has tried to address the industry’s unique digital challenges.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Jacksons Food Stores facing lawsuit over facial recognition technology

    The retailer is accused of violating a Portland, Oregon, city ordinance that forbids private entities from using the tool in areas of public accommodation.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    How a Canadian franchise chain is rapidly growing self-service markets

    Grocery-convenience store hybrid Aisle 24 is expanding its two cashierless formats — one for residential buildings and the other for ground-floor retail — across Canada as it eyes a U.S. entrance.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Jan. 5, 2023
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    9 trends that will shape the c-store industry in 2023

    Experts foresee plenty of opportunities for retailers to separate themselves this year, driven by consumer demands for quality and an evolving digital landscape.

    By C-Store Dive Staff • Jan. 4, 2023
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    Back to Basics: How to develop a successful loyalty program

    C-store operators getting into rewards should focus on making their platform easy to explain so that customers and employees can help promote it.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    How Circle K is working with ultrafast delivery firm Food Rocket

    The c-store company is treating the startup like one of its business units, while Food Rocket is leaning on the Couche-Tard’s infrastructure to help it grow, executives said.

    By Dec. 20, 2022
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    What to do before applying for NEVI funding

    As states prepare to open up applications for more than $5 billion in collective funding, interested retailers should check the federal requirements and lay the EV installation groundwork ahead of time.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    Is self checkout worth the investment?

    While autonomous checkout can speed up shopping trips and let employees take on new tasks, it doesn’t come without its frustrations, experts say.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    Casey’s to enter the retail media game in early 2023

    The Ankeny, Iowa-based company follows 7-Eleven as the next major c-store chain to launch its own retail media network.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Paytronix names former restaurant tech leader as new CMO

    Pamela Robertson will spearhead the payment company’s content, campaigns, brand, events and more.

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    Circle K expanding its user-generated content platform with new fuel ads

    The new campaigns will feature four digital and social-media ads running throughout the next year.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    Battery-assisted EV chargers offer a third option for c-stores

    Companies like ADS-Tec and Electric Era are touting units that offer speedy charging but without the time-intensive infrastructure build-out and high demand charges of traditional DCFCs. 

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    How to orchestrate device experiences without your own infrastructure (and why you should)

    Your devices are the lifeblood of your organization. It's time to treat them like it.

    Dec. 5, 2022
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    How new verticals boost DoorDash’s momentum

    The delivery giant’s expansion into convenience, grocery and other retail has helped it reach new customers and increase loyalty on its platforms.

    By Julie Littman • Nov. 30, 2022