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    True North launches new mobile app and rewards program

    The Midwest c-store retailer is the latest company to debut new services with the help of app developer Rovertown.

    By June 6, 2024
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    GetGo and parent Giant Eagle aim to boost retail media with new partnership

    Rippl, designed for regional grocers and c-stores, will increase the scale of Giant Eagle’s retail media platform and provide standardized data feedback.

    By Peyton Bigora • June 5, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from C-Store Dive

    Top 5 stories from C-Store Dive 2023/2024

    By C-Store Dive staff
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    Dandy adds mobile ordering

    The program, which allows customers to select pickup or delivery, has launched at 10 of the convenience retailer’s 60-plus stores.

    By May 28, 2024
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    How to get the most from mobile messaging

    Push notifications from c-stores work best when they come outside work hours and early in the week, according to a report from Rovertown.

    By May 28, 2024
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    Nouria adds bitcoin ATMs

    Kiosks from Bitcoin Depot will allow customers to buy the cryptocurrency at 57 of the Massachusetts-based company’s 175 stores.

    By May 24, 2024
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    RaceTrac continues tech upgrades with new mobile app

    The convenience retailer said its new platform features faster loading times, which fixes a common pain point for users.

    By May 23, 2024
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    5 ways c-store retailers can improve the self-checkout experience

    Experts from Mashgin, Invenco and other firms recently discussed common issues they see with kiosks and how retailers can address them.

    By May 20, 2024
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    H&S Energy updates app with car wash subscription

    Customers can select from multiple tiers of washes, or purchase washes one at a time.

    By May 17, 2024
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    Tech is a golden opportunity for small retailers. Just ask Family Express.

    Now is a good time for c-stores to get started with AI. But the extent of their involvement depends on their infrastructure and size, said Clifton Dillman, CIO for the Indiana chain.

    By May 13, 2024
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    7-Eleven testing new financial services in stores

    The retailer will add terminals to 3,000 Speedway locations and test services like cryptocurrency purchases with ATM solution provider FCTI.

    By May 13, 2024
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    Alimentation Couche-Tard makes EV chargers easier to access

    The partnership allows customers to use ChargeHub’s Passport Hub to charge at the convenience retailer’s stores.

    By May 9, 2024
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    TravelCenters of America brings on AtoB’s fleet fuel cards

    Drivers who have the card can receive a fuel discount of 42 cents per gallon every time they fill up.

    By May 3, 2024
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    Automatic age verification comes to self-checkout

    An AI-driven solution that’s being tested in Germany has eliminated the need for cashier intervention in 80% of age-restricted transactions, manufacturer Diebold Nixdorf said.

    By May 2, 2024
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    RaceTrac boosts food safety with temperature monitoring tech

    The sensors from Disruptive Technologies can sense anomalies in freezers, refrigerators and hot cases, and generate work orders automatically.

    By May 1, 2024
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    PDI upgrades c-store software with several new features

    Additions include mobile inventory management, a live fuel pricing feed and custom sustainability recommendations.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Gas N Wash debuts new mobile app and rewards program

    The Chicago-based retailer worked alongside c-store app company Rovertown on the launch, which features several new savings opportunities for customers.

    By April 24, 2024
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    BP names new head of technology

    The appointment comes amid a busy period for the oil and gas giant’s technology strategy as it updates its mobile app and works on other digital programs.

    By April 19, 2024
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    RaceTrac continues tech upgrades

    A tie-up with Blue Yonder to improve its supply chain and warehouse operations is the c-store chain’s latest move as it targets major growth.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Sheetz adds AI to its fuel transport systems

    CLI Transport, the convenience retailer’s dedicated fuel carrier, partnered with Gravitate to optimize order generation, route planning and more.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Love’s updates food management tech

    The retailer has tapped PAR Technology’s Data Central program to help optimize food cost tracking, improve reporting efficiency and centralize many of its operational processes.

    By April 11, 2024
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    Vroom develops c-store payment solution

    Pay360 uses machine learning systems to reduce fraud on age-restricted items, allowing it to charge lower fees on those transactions.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Florida c-store chain to test kitchen robots

    Re-Up convenience stores is planning to use AI-driven machines to help fry food, brew coffee and squeeze fresh juice.

    By April 3, 2024
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    How shorter customer order times can boost your bottom line

    Optimizing menu communications can improve throughput by helping customers find what they want faster, says Tom Cook, principal with King-Casey.

    By Tom Cook • April 2, 2024
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    Standard AI names new CEO, CTO

    Angie Westbrock has assumed the top leadership role at the tech firm, which is in the midst of moving away from its original business model.

    By April 2, 2024
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    RaceTrac brings edge computing platform to its c-store network

    This marks the second major c-store retailer since February that has implemented tech firm Acumera’s program.

    By March 29, 2024