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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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    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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    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
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    Maverik revamps Kum & Go’s loyalty program and mobile app

    While Maverik’s actions earlier this year suggested it might retire the Kum & Go banner, the company says no further rebranding decisions have been made.

    By March 28, 2024
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    Visa, Mastercard reach landmark credit card settlement

    The two biggest U.S. card networks agreed to cap interchange fees for five years, among other terms, to settle merchant litigation that has lasted nearly two decades.

    By Lynne Marek • March 27, 2024
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    PDI aims to boost AI integration with new partnership

    The new agreement with Square 9 Softworks will use AI to automate data gathering for c-stores and other organizations and allow more information to flow into back-end systems.

    By March 27, 2024
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    UDF expanding rewards program with ‘VIP’ deals

    The convenience retailer continues to evolve its highly rated U-Drive Plus program and app.

    By March 26, 2024
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    Wawa, Sheetz lead c-store chains in EV adoption

    The c-store industry sits in the middle of the pack among retailers adding EV charging, according to Consumer Reports, and is the only one focused almost exclusively on fast chargers.

    By March 25, 2024
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    How to overcome 5 retail industry challenges

    Discover tips and tricks to help you tackle some of the top HR pain points for stores and wholesale businesses.

    March 25, 2024
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    BP to open supersized EV charging hub at Houston HQ

    The company’s “Gigahub” EV charging terminal has 24 fast-charging spots and will fully open to the public on April 2.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Chevron joins early trial of new FreeWire EV charging program

    The EV charging company operates the chargers and also handles permitting and installation while c-stores earn revenue from hosting them.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Alimentation Couche-Tard expands Relex partnership

    Circle K stores in North America will use the retail planning company’s solutions to improve replenishment, demand forecasting and floor planning.

    By March 21, 2024
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    PAR Technology buys two tech firms for around $400M

    Digital engagement company Stuzo and transaction management and personalization company Task join PAR’s growing array of services.

    By March 11, 2024
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    Huck’s adds touchless payments for fleets

    The convenience retailer is the latest to add this capability as it seeks to win over more business from corporate accounts and professional drivers.

    By March 6, 2024
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    PDI adds in-store offers to GasBuddy

    The ads, which can include age-restricted options, could help drive some of the app’s 20 million active users from the pumps into c-stores. 

    By March 4, 2024
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    Kwik Trip taps Milwaukee Brewers for latest loyalty push

    The c-store retailer now lets rewards members redeem points for tickets to the Major League Baseball team’s games.

    By March 4, 2024
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    BP to upgrade rewards program and mobile app

    The c-store and fuel giant will overhaul its BPme platform as it looks to create an enhanced purchasing experience, a spokesperson said.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Wawa debuts retail media network

    The company joins 7-Eleven and Casey’s in venturing into an advertising platform that is full of opportunities as well as challenges, experts have said.

    By , Feb. 28, 2024
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    Self-checkout promises ultimate convenience. Is it doing its job?

    The process can make for faster, easier experiences, but it also needs regular attention and helpful associates to thrive.

    By Bryan Wassel • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Citgo unveils EV charging program

    The oil company offered assistance in selecting the best site and implementing XCharge hardware at its pilot location — a PS Food Mart in Battle Creek, Michigan.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    How long does it take c-store consumers to charge their EVs? One provider has the answer.

    Data from ChargePoint highlights the need for c-stores to offer amenities like Wi-Fi and foodservice if they’re going to court EV consumers.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    J&H Family Stores adds floor-cleaning robots

    The Michigan-based c-store retailer has joined the likes of Kum & Go and RaceTrac in deploying bots supplied by Ice Cobotics.

    By Feb. 14, 2024