Technology


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    Retrieved from Star Concessions website.

    Retail food distributor opens c-store with Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology

    Grab & Fly is the latest airport c-store to use Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, following a Hudson Nonstop store at Chicago Midway International Airport that debuted last summer.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
  • Foxtrot storefront in Chicago
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    Foxtrot launches app-focused membership program

    The urban convenience store’s two-tier program offers discounts, early access to products, free delivery and other perks.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
  • Casey's new beer cheese breakfast pizza
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    Courtesy of Casey's

    Casey’s working to automate pizza call-in orders

    The chain is working on adding a voice-based artificial intelligence system to help field the roughly 10 million annual phone orders it still gets, CEO Darren Rebelez said at Groceryshop.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    Retrieved from Kwik Trip website.

    Kwik Trip taps space planning and supply chain management vendor

    Kwik Trip will use Relex Solutions’ in-store mobile solution to give staff a greater view of store-level order proposals, planograms and floor plans.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    4 ways c-stores can lure customers to the pump amid high gas prices

    With consumers spending less time and money filling up on gas, retailers need to strategize new tactics to get them to the pump.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    Paytronix debuts program that lets c-stores design their online ordering systems

    Capabilities include menu uploading, color scheme and typography selection and synchronizing branding across other digital touchpoints.

    By Sept. 23, 2022
  • Casey's, Graphite Connect
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    Retrieved from Graphite Connect website.

    Casey’s takes supplier management digital with new procurement tool

    Graphite Connect, which manages supplier data and risk, relieves the convenience store operator of manually tracking information.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
  • Fuel-free QuikTrip store
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    Retrieved from QuikTrip press release.

    Gas stations without gas are coming — and they’re all about the food

    Fuel-less, food-focused c-stores have opened up for the past several years. Here’s a look at what’s behind the trend and how retailers can get in on it.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
  • Casey's rewards program
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    How Casey’s is growing its loyalty program

    The chain, which counts more than 5.5 million rewards members, is refining the data it gathers to improve its offers to shoppers, Art Sebastian, its VP of digital experiences, said at Groceryshop Monday.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
  • A Cumberland Farms store in Colorado
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    Courtesy of EG Group

    EG America links with DoorDash to offer nationwide delivery

    As competitive pressure in the digital channel heats up, the c-store provider will list more than 1,300 locations on DoorDash by the end of October.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
  • Kum & Go
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    Kum & Go bringing frictionless fleet pay to the pump

    Vehicle-based payment technology from Car IQ will provide additional data for the c-store operator and could eventually cover in-store payments, as well, said the tech firm’s CEO.

    By , Sept. 9, 2022
  • An AV truck at a Pilot fueling station.
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    Courtesy of Kodiak Robotics

    Kodiak, Pilot plan ‘autonomous truckport’ in Atlanta

    In a new partnership, the two firms will test retrofits of service stations to support AVs.

    By David Taube • Aug. 24, 2022
  • Walmart Now virtual storefront
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    Instacart and Walmart Canada launch virtual convenience store

    Walmart Now offers delivery of around 4,000 grocery, pantry and household items, which are fulfilled through a handful of the retailer’s stores in the Toronto area.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • June 24, 2022
  • Mashgin self-checkout terminal in Circle K store
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    Courtesy of Mashgin

    Alimentation Couche-Tard to roll out computer-vision checkout units to 7K c-stores

    The multinational retailer, which operates locations under the Circle K and Couche-Tard banners, plans to deploy Mashgin's technology across North America and Europe over the next three years.

    By Sam Silverstein • June 3, 2022
  • Amazon Go Mill Creek
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    Jeff Wells/C-Store

    Inside the Store: Amazon Go’s new suburban format

    Located in Mill Creek, Washington, the just-opened store features an expanded selection of snacks and grocery products, a customer service desk and a made-to-order meal counter.

    By April 26, 2022
  • Image showing Grabango frictionless checkout technology in Mapco store
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    Courtesy of Grabango

    Grabango adds another c-store partner for its checkout-free tech as it looks ahead to supermarkets

    The startup's frictionless checkout system will appear in two Mapco convenience stores in Tennessee later in 2022, and deployments with grocers will likely ramp up next year, Grabango founder and CEO Will Glaser said.

    By Sam Silverstein • Feb. 15, 2022