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New Payment Integration Initiative Launches
World Wide Web Consortium announces new Payments Interest Group.
Posted Oct 15, 2014

‘Shelfie’ App Aims to Crowdsource Inventory Upkeep
App could put an end to ‘out-of-stock’ items, rewarding customers for reporting empty shelves.
Posted Oct 2, 2014

Thorntons Launches New Refreshing Rewards Program
Program to offer fuel discounts, personalized rewards and more to customers.
Posted Sep 29, 2014

Conexxus Hosts Technology Innovators at Strategy Event
Start-ups and tech experts share strategies from the latest companies changing the retailing industry through beacons, big data and more.
Posted Sep 26, 2014

Growing Start-up Aims to Replace Paper Loyalty Cards
FiveStars focuses on targeting existing customers, wants to become the loyalty software for small businesses.
Posted Sep 26, 2014

Apple Pay May Make Physical Cards Obsolete, but Path Is Unclear
Adoption challenge will be to prove that new system is easier, better and faster than plastic cards.
Posted Sep 18, 2014

The What, Why and How of Beacon Technology
Understanding beacon technology and what it can do for your business.
Posted Sep 16, 2014

Apple’s Built It — Will Merchants Come?
Despite Apple Pay’s big launch, many retailers remain skeptical.
Posted Sep 12, 2014

Retail Chains, QSRs to Join Apple Pay
Walgreens, Whole Foods, McDonald’s and Subway will accept purchases made with Apple’s new payment system.
Posted Sep 11, 2014

Coin Digital Credit Card Replacement Begins Soft Launch
Designed to replace physical credit cards, Coin starts usage testing with 10,000 consumers.
Posted Aug 25, 2014

Uber Prepares to Launch “Corner Store” Service
Drivers will deliver convenience store items in Washington, D.C., test launch.
Posted Aug 20, 2014

McDonald’s Tests Automated Cashiers
Touchscreens allow customers to pay without waiting in line or interacting with cashiers.
Posted Aug 18, 2014

Innovative Beer Bottles Unlock Free Movies
Dutch beer brand Grolsch’s new bottles give customers free access to on-demand video.
Posted Aug 6, 2014

It’s True: Americans Love Bacon
Square data provides insights into consumer preferences and behavior.
Posted Jul 17, 2014

Cashless Society: An Experiment
One neighborhood in Manchester, England, went cash-free, to mixed reviews.
Posted Jul 1, 2014

Brick and Mortar Stores Benefit from Tech Innovation
Success is in store for retailers embracing technology.
Posted Jun 20, 2014

Is Amazon Fire Phone a Threat to Retailers?
The new phone’s built-in showrooming spells trouble for traditional retailers.
Posted Jun 20, 2014

QSR Brands Taking a Top-Down Approach to Local Social Media
Creating a localized presence still key to authentic community interaction.
Posted Jun 13, 2014

Hyundai Celebrates First Fuel Cell Customer
Hyundai Tucson is first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle available to retail consumers.
Posted Jun 12, 2014

Beckoning Beacon Technology
Convenience store operators could use the location-based technology to attract gas-only customers inside the store.
Posted Jun 9, 2014

“Disrupter” Startup Promises Delivery in Under an Hour
Postmates expands its service to Silicon Valley and Austin.
Posted Jun 6, 2014

Loyalty Programs Shown to Triple Customer Visits
Data shows a direct correlation between communication and increased customer activity.
Posted May 30, 2014

Data Security: Enough Is Enough
Rick Dakin of Coalfire rallies retailers to fight back against cyber crime.
Posted May 27, 2014

Where’s the Human?
Technology could significantly reduce the amount of human interaction in the quick-service and restaurant industries.
Posted May 27, 2014

Ten Technologies for the Future
Digital banking and electric vehicles among the top 10 disruptive innovations, according to Citi Research.
Posted May 20, 2014

Dutch Invention Encourages Smokers to Throw Away Butts
“Fumo” may be the fun new solution to eliminate cigarette litter.
Posted May 20, 2014

Square Debuts Mobile Ordering App, Pulls Wallet
Customers will be able to order and pay ahead at local shops, cafes and restaurants.
Posted May 13, 2014

Taking Proximity Marketing to the Next Level
New mobile marketing platform promises precise messaging for convenience retailers.
Posted May 13, 2014

Could Starbucks Help Other Retailers Succeed With Mobile Payments?
Passionate customers are what makes Starbucks’ mobile payment app so popular, something that is not easily transferred to another company.
Posted May 6, 2014

Business Intelligence Tools Help Retailers Simplify Data
BI is helping convenience retailers uncover hidden gems in their business intelligence warehouse.
Posted May 2, 2014

Conexxus Names Board of Advisors
Industry experts join board with goal of moving industry’s technology agenda forward.
Posted May 1, 2014

Target Turns to Chip and PIN
Effort to enhance customer data security will switch all REDcards to less vulnerable technology.
Posted May 1, 2014

PCATS Rebrands to Conexxus
New brand reflects evolution and new vision of technology and connections.
Posted Apr 30, 2014

PCATS Annual Conference Brings Focus on Standards and Technology
Keynote from IBM’s Chief Technologist and Hall of Fame Awards highlight first day.
Posted Apr 29, 2014

Mobile Wallets Failing to Engage Consumers
People don’t mind paying with cash or credit cards, say industry analysts.
Posted Apr 29, 2014

Subway Expands Mobile Ordering
The sandwich chain has begun testing a pre-order app at Manhattan locations.
Posted Apr 11, 2014

Instagram Works Wonders for Small Businesses
The social media photo-sharing site has been a boon for retailers.
Posted Apr 1, 2014

Banks Sue PCI Auditor Over Target Breach
In a rare move, two banks are suing a QSA over a data breach involving a retailer it had validated as PCI compliant.
Posted Mar 27, 2014

Wendy’s Rolls Out Mobile App Nationwide
The QSR has been testing its mobile app for the past year.
Posted Mar 24, 2014

Burger King to Launch Mobile Payment Option
The burger chain will add the ability to accept payments from mobile devices at U.S. locations in April.
Posted Mar 21, 2014

Checkout Changes Could Hurt Candy Sales
With most sales of confection an impulse, technology that allows shoppers to eschew traditional checkouts has the potential to stagnate growth.
Posted Mar 12, 2014

Industry Pioneers Inducted to PCATS Hall of Fame
Three new inductees will be recognized at the upcoming PCATS Annual Conference on April 28.
Posted Mar 10, 2014

DIY Pizza Orders Tableside
Pizza Hut is piloting an interactive tabletop that would allow guests to select their own pizzas via a touchscreen.
Posted Mar 5, 2014

PCATS Announces Golf Outing at the PCATS Annual Conference
The outing takes place on Sunday, April 27, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
Posted Feb 27, 2014

MasterCard to Use Smartphones to Increase Credit Card Security
Tapping into users’ smartphone geolocation information, credit card transactions would be prevented from being authorized unless within close range of the user’s cell phone.
Posted Feb 27, 2014

Visa, MasterCard Incorporate Contactless Payment Into Phones
Customers will be able to purchase by tapping their phones on a card reader.
Posted Feb 21, 2014

Square Partners With Whole Foods Market
The partnership will create a faster, easier payment and checkout experience for Whole Food shoppers.
Posted Feb 19, 2014

Taco Bell to Launch Mobile Ordering
Smartphone app is in the test phase at five Orange County locations.
Posted Feb 18, 2014

PCATS, NACS Announce CIO Summit at PCATS Annual Conference
The roundtable event for technology retail executives brings expert insights to the challenges and opportunities facing the convenience retail industry.
Posted Feb 17, 2014

Kroger Invests in Coupons
Supermarket chain acquires YOU Technology Brand Services, a provider of digital coupon programs for more than 10,000 stores.
Posted Feb 13, 2014

IBM’s Chief Technologist for Global Retail to Keynote PCATS Annual Conference
Vish Ganapathy will speak on April 28 at the conference in Tucson, Arizona.
Posted Feb 12, 2014

Concerns That Hinder EMV Smartcard Acceptance
Computerworld targets five issues that could slow down U.S. adoption of EMV smartcards.
Posted Feb 12, 2014

Chipotle Looking to Mobile Payments
Mexican fast-casual chain will invest $10 million to add mobile payments to its app.
Posted Feb 6, 2014

Starbucks Mobile Payments App Usage Continues to Grow
The coffee giant is processing nearly 5 million mobile payments each week.
Posted Jan 28, 2014

Neiman Marcus Suffers Holiday Credit Card Breach
Data breach further reveals vulnerabilities in magnetic strip cards.
Posted Jan 14, 2014

Toyota Moves Up Fuel-Cell Car Launch to 2015
Engineers make faster progress than expected and the vehicles already have logged more than a million test miles in North America.
Posted Jan 9, 2014

Department of Homeland Security Issues Malware Alert
Alert includes best practices recommendations for retailers to reduce the risk of malware attacks on point-of-sale systems.
Posted Jan 9, 2014

Retailers Mine Smartphone Data to Boost Sales
Midwest gasoline stations are collecting information from customers’ smartphones to sell more fuel — and it’s working.
Posted Jan 8, 2014

Target Data Breach Reveals Deep Flaws in U.S. System
The United States trails far behind other countries in the use of smart credit cards.
Posted Dec 27, 2013

Amazon Eyeing Mobile Payments
Acquisition of GoPago suggests a strong mobile payments player for the e-commerce giant.
Posted Dec 19, 2013

U.S. Mobile Advertising Closes in on $10 Billion
The amount of money spent on mobile ads will increase twofold this year.
Posted Dec 18, 2013

ISIS Adds Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo becomes the third bank in the ISIS Mobile Wallet.
Posted Dec 17, 2013

Grocery Stores Turn to Mobile Coupons
With more consumers tuning out traditional advertising, supermarkets are increasingly joining the mobile revolution to reach customers while they shop.
Posted Dec 13, 2013

How to Make Mobile Payments Work
Simplify the process and offer flexible payment options, argues e-commerce executive.
Posted Dec 10, 2013

The ‘Holy Grail’ of Retail?
Beacon, a location-based shopping gadget by PayPal and eBay, allows retailers to automatically identify and authenticate PayPal users as they walk in.
Posted Dec 9, 2013

Digital Wallet Awareness Rises
However, not as many consumers are actually using the smartphone option in the store.
Posted Dec 4, 2013

C-Store Customers Look to Technology to Enhance Shopping Experience
A new report found that 72% of c-store shoppers in the U.K. would use coupons sent to their mobile device while food and grocery shopping.
Posted Nov 25, 2013

NACS, PCATS Support Small Merchant Relief
The two groups fully support the Retail Systems Providers Association’s PCI Special Interest Group proposal regarding real card data risk reduction and compliance.
Posted Nov 15, 2013

Isis Mobile Wallet Available Nationwide
The latest version of the Isis Mobile Wallet is now available to consumers for download.
Posted Nov 15, 2013

More ISOs Make Merchants Pay for Skipping Security Compliance
Small store operators face rising challenges in PCI compliance, with confusing and overly technical requirements that are proving costly.
Posted Nov 11, 2013

Tesco Installs Facial Recognition Software at Petrol Stations
The technology, which will debut at the supermarket chain's gas stations, will scan customers’ faces to push specific ads.
Posted Nov 6, 2013

Are Mobile Payments Right for Your QSR?
Dunn Bros. Coffee CMO helps retailers assess the viability of mobile payments for their restaurant.
Posted Oct 29, 2013

Mobile Banking Catching Up to ATM Use
Banking via the Internet remains the most popular method, while mobile banking leads “snail mail” and landline methods.
Posted Oct 17, 2013

Self-Checkout Machines Can’t Compete With Cashiers
At the retail level, there’s nothing better than a human clerk.
Posted Oct 11, 2013

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Launches Play at the Pump
The new feature enables consumers to purchase lottery tickets at the dispenser.
Posted Oct 7, 2013

Consumers Skeptical About Mobile Payment Security, Reliability
Nearly half of consumers are worried that mobile payments could compromise their personal information.
Posted Oct 1, 2013

Dunkin' Donuts Offering Free Coffee Mobile Promo
To celebrate National Coffee Day, the donut retailer is offering a mobile app-accessible coffee promotion on September 29.
Posted Sep 24, 2013

Wheels Convenience Stores Launches New Website, Mobile App
The retailer has partnered with OpenStore by GasBuddy to offer consumers updated gas prices and promotions.
Posted Sep 24, 2013

Capital One Pulls Out of Isis Pilot
With Capital One pulling out of Isis, are mobile payments in the U.S. doomed?
Posted Sep 20, 2013

J & H Oil Launches New Mobile App and Website
The Michigan-based retailer is teaming with GasBuddy to launch a new mobile app and website.
Posted Sep 17, 2013

McDonald’s Tests Mobile App Ordering
Customers can pick up their order inside the store, curbside or the drive-thru window.
Posted Sep 16, 2013

Wallis Companies Launches Mobile App with OpenStore
Customers will be able to use the app this month at Wallis Companies’ 32 On the Run convenience stores.
Posted Sep 13, 2013

Restaurants Investing in Mobile Technology
Restaurants plan to spend $55 billion annually on mobile marketing by 2015, nearly double the $28 billion that they are expected to spend this year.
Posted Sep 12, 2013

Break Time Launches Loyalty Program
The turnkey loyalty program will make it easier for the retailer to reward customers and increase store traffic.
Posted Sep 9, 2013

Mobile Readers Take Off for Small Businesses
More retailers are embracing card readers that attach to mobile devices.
Posted Aug 30, 2013

Spinx to Launch Mobile App
The company says it’s the first convenience retailer to offer mobile loyalty and payment.
Posted Aug 30, 2013

NACS, PCATS Respond to PCI DSS and PA-DSS Changes
Version 3.0 focuses on flexibility, education and awareness, and security as a shared responsibility.
Posted Aug 19, 2013

Two Issuers Back Isis for National Rollout
Following participation in the Isis two-city pilot, Chase and AmEx agreed to join the mobile wallet for its national rollout.
Posted Aug 14, 2013

Can We Be Friends?
A recent survey found that six in 10 senior managers say they are uncomfortable being friended on Facebook by their bosses or the employees they supervise.
Posted Aug 14, 2013

Mobile Payment Acceptance Increasing Among Small Businesses
Nearly half of small businesses are tapped into mobile payments, a new report from BIA/Kelsey reveals.
Posted Aug 13, 2013

Friendly Express Partners with OpenStore by GasBuddy
The agreement will provide the Georgia convenience store chain with its own branded mobile app.
Posted Aug 9, 2013

Giant Eagle Leverages EPiServer to Accelerate Digital Strategy
The service will enhance customer engagement online and help drive in-store sales.
Posted Aug 7, 2013

VERGE Retail Debuts Retailer/Distributor Smartphone App
Southeast wholesaler Stewart Distribution is among the early adopters of the new smartphone app that pushes custom deal notifications from distributors to convenience stores.
Posted Aug 6, 2013

Bobby & Steve’s Auto World Launches World-Class Loyalty Program
The Minnesota convenience store chain will offer its loyalty customers lower gas prices through its World Rewards program powered by KickBack Rewards Systems.
Posted Aug 2, 2013

ExxonMobil Launches Speedpass+ Mobile Payment App Pilot Program
Starting this month, Speedpass+ participants in Nashville will get to try out the company’s new mobile payment app.
Posted Aug 2, 2013

PCATS Launches Digital and Mobile Promotions Standards Initiative
The group will discuss the need and scope of digital and mobile promotions standards for the convenience store channel at an upcoming meeting on August 19.
Posted Jul 26, 2013

NACS Launches Multi-Events Mobile App and NACS Show Planner
The new multi-events mobile app streamlines all NACS events into one, easy-to-navigate mobile application.
Posted Jul 25, 2013

Mobile Dominates Gas and Convenience Searching
A new study reveals that consumers prefer to use gas and convenience mobile apps for searching versus websites.
Posted Jul 17, 2013

InComm Launches In-Store Digital Sales Program
A new program empowers consumers to purchase digital products at brick-and-mortar stores.
Posted Jul 16, 2013

AJ Silberman & Company Deploys VERGE-Powered iPad Sales App
The new iPad-based solution is intended to improve sales, presentations and processes while eliminating printing costs.
Posted Jul 11, 2013

Kelley’s Markets Launches New Website, Mobile App
The app features updated gas prices, store locations and promotions while allowing direct customer feedback.
Posted Jul 10, 2013

Is Apple Getting Closer to Mobile Payments?
All signs point to “yes,” writes Mobile Payments Today.
Posted Jul 5, 2013

Plaid Pantry Launches Smartphone App
The new app, powered by VERGE, offers greater convenience and builds customer loyalty through games and prizes for frequent visits.
Posted Jul 1, 2013

NACS, MAG Express Concern Over Three Debit Applications
Both groups advocate a single domestic debit application with all debit networks participating.
Posted Jun 27, 2013

High's of Baltimore Launches With Open Store by GasBuddy
The partnership includes a new mobile app, website and rewards program.
Posted Jun 18, 2013

NCR Brings C-Go Mobile Shopping App to Spinx
C-Go allows customers to initiate a fuel transaction, select the amount of gas they want and pay with their smartphones.
Posted Jun 10, 2013

Most American Adults Own Smartphones
Overall, 91% of all adults in the United States have some type of cell phone device.
Posted Jun 7, 2013

Food Retailers Slow to Embrace Digital
The industry continues to use old ways of thinking when approaching digital media platforms such as websites and mobile devices.
Posted May 31, 2013

Retailers Slow to Adopt Mobile POS
The majority of retailers are taking a methodical approach to the use of mobile for POS, according to a new study by IHL Group.
Posted May 23, 2013

OpenStore Partners With Phillips 66
OpenStore is launching new websites and mobile apps for the Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 brands.
Posted May 22, 2013

The Future of PCI
The head of PCI SSC in Europe acknowledges that retail breaches have exposed PCI security weaknesses throughout the world.
Posted May 21, 2013

Square Turns iPads Into Cash Registers
The new Square Stand acts as a point-of-sale system, working with the Square Register app.
Posted May 16, 2013

Android Gobbles Up Smartphone Market
Samsung tops the charts for sales of all smartphones sold globally.
Posted May 15, 2013

Consumers Find Mobile Commerce Time Consuming, Difficult
Most consumers who attempt to make a purchase on their mobile device bail during checkout, citing a process that is either too time consuming or difficult.
Posted May 14, 2013

'End of Money' Headlines Tech Event
Successes of the Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) and the potential demise of bills and coins were discussed Wednesday on the Main Stage of THE Tech EVENT.
Posted May 10, 2013

Pinnacle Launches Palm POS Mobile Payments
The mobile solution requires no cardholder data to be passed across the network, which makes the technology secure and out of scope for PCI or data security best practices.​​
Posted May 10, 2013

Thorntons Relaunches Gas Price Alert Text Program
The mobile text program includes expanded market coverage.
Posted May 10, 2013

Wendy’s Launches Mobile Payment Trial
The app allows customers to use their smartphone to pay for meals while earning loyalty rewards.
Posted May 9, 2013

Big Data, HTML5 and Leadership Take Center Stage at Tech Event
Day 2 of THE Tech EVENT featured keynotes on how to harness Big Data, the benefits of HTML5 and a fun exercise with marshmallows and spaghetti.
Posted May 8, 2013

Technology Event Focuses on Innovation, Standards and the Future
Innovation is about “people, processes and the ability to deliver,” said Michael Davis of NACS at THE Tech EVENT. “Ideas do you no good if you can’t make them happen.”
Posted May 7, 2013

Square Targets QSRs
Square Register seeks to attract small, fast food restaurants to its mobile payment system.
Posted Apr 30, 2013

Contactless Cards on the Rise
Contactless cards shipments totaled 975 million cards last year, with those bound for China, Europe and North America all registering gains.
Posted Apr 25, 2013

Proposal to Force Disclosure of Personal Data Sparks Debate
A California proposal requiring firms to disclose what personal data they have collected and who they have shared it with has Internet firms fighting back.
Posted Apr 9, 2013

KFC Taps Into Mobile Payments
Pending success of a U.K. trial at 10 locations, the program could roll out across England and reach the U.S.
Posted Apr 8, 2013

Giant Eagle Requires Loyalty Card Swipe for Self Checkout
The grocer has banned the use of self-checkout lines for non-card holders.
Posted Apr 8, 2013

Lotto App Delivers Real-Time Drawing Results
The YooLotto application is exclusively partnering with 7-Eleven stores.
Posted Apr 3, 2013

Master of Your Domain?
Companies face a dot-com crisis as new top-level domains names are rolled out.
Posted Apr 2, 2013

E-Z Mart Improves Social, Mobile Marketing With OpenStore
The convenience retailer's new website and mobile app are helping consumers find gas prices, locations and in-store promotions.
Posted Mar 22, 2013

Alco C-Stores Deploy Verge Connect Smartphone App
The app enables the North Carolina c-store chain to offer customized deals and coupons, as well as mapping and customer interaction capabilities via social media and direct feedback.
Posted Mar 21, 2013

OpenStore Launches Kangaroo Express App
The partnership will help Kangaroo Express drive in-store sales, engage its core customers and deliver a differentiated digital experience for its brand.
Posted Mar 21, 2013

Big Buzz Surrounding Big Data
Learn how to turn big data into huge amounts of knowledge and action at THE Tech EVENT, May 6 to 10 in Dallas, Texas.
Posted Mar 18, 2013

Take the NACS/PCATS Technology Survey
The survey will reveal the convenience and fuel retailing industry's emerging technologies, trends, challenges and payment systems.
Posted Mar 14, 2013

Learn More About THE Tech EVENT
The best parts of NACStech and the PCATS Annual Conference have combined to deliver one superior technology event.
Posted Mar 11, 2013

Peapod Growing Sales With Mobile
Virtual grocery stores engage commuters, who spent an average of $10 or more per mobile device-triggered transaction than those who ordered via a computer.
Posted Mar 7, 2013

PCATS Hall of Fame Recognizes Industry Icons
At THE Tech EVENT, Scott Hartman and Gene Gerke will be recognized for their contributions, accomplishments and dedication to enhancing technology innovation in the convenience and fuel retailing industry.
Posted Mar 6, 2013

MasterCard Introduces MasterPass
MasterPass is intended to enhance and simplify the physical and digital shopping experience.
Posted Feb 28, 2013

GATE Launches Mobile App
The convenience store retailer has partnered with GasBuddy to offer the OpenStore mobile app.
Posted Feb 27, 2013

Visa Introduces Ready Partner Program
Visa says its new program is paving the way to accelerate the deployment of mobile point-of-sale acceptance solutions.
Posted Feb 25, 2013

Honey Farms Integrates With OpenStore by GasBuddy
The mobile app features promotions and current gasoline prices at the chain's 36 locations.
Posted Feb 21, 2013

Preference for Mobile Coupons Rising
A new survey finds that nearly two-thirds of women redeem grocery and retail coupons.
Posted Feb 21, 2013

The Payments Revolution Is Here
It's no longer a matter of if the future of mobile payments systems arrives, it's a matter of how soon.
Posted Feb 13, 2013

No More Talking, It's Time for Action
Don Kingsborough of PayPal shares with NACS Leadership Forum participants how convenience store operators can position their businesses in the mobile payments arena.
Posted Feb 13, 2013

Gilbarco Veeder-Root, PayPal Partner to Simplify Paying at the Pump
More convenience stores around the world will now be able to offer mobile and digital payments at the pump.
Posted Feb 13, 2013

Visa Announces ATM-EMV Deadlines
Effective October 1, 2017, liability for ATMs that are not EMV compatible will shift from card issuers to merchants and ATM deployers.
Posted Feb 7, 2013

ISIS Looking for a Free Ride
ISIS seeks to drive customer usage of its mobile wallet by providing free transit rides in Salt Lake City.
Posted Feb 7, 2013

PCI Issues Security E-Commerce Guidance
The PCI Security Standards Council has issued new guidance recommendations for enhancing data security.
Posted Feb 5, 2013

LinkedIn Tops Small Business Social Media List
Smaller firms say that they prefer the professional social networking site to Twitter.
Posted Feb 1, 2013

Rutter's Enhances Mobile App
The updates allow for broader access to the app's gaming feature.
Posted Jan 31, 2013

Starbucks Continues Mobile Leadership
The coffee chain logs an impressive 2.1 million-plus mobile transactions each week.
Posted Jan 30, 2013

T-Mobile Makes NFC a Reality in 2013
Expanding on the 2012 launch of ISIS, the mobile provider is working to bring near field communication technology to a number of smartphones.
Posted Jan 25, 2013

Registration Now Open for THE Tech EVENT
THE Tech EVENT (formerly NACStech) is the top source for technology education, information and solutions that benefit the convenience and fuel retailing industry. Register today.
Posted Jan 24, 2013

Starbucks Enters Technology Retail Arena
The coffeehouse chain is now selling Square's mobile card reader at its 7,000 U.S. stores.
Posted Jan 7, 2013

Mondelez International's 90-Day Shake-Up
Mondelez International's new Mobile Futures program is hoping to shape the future of mobile marketing in just 90 days.
Posted Jan 7, 2013

Google Wallet's 2012 Struggles Could Mean Trouble Ahead
Google is reportedly working with Discover to launch a plastic card, which some analysts suggest spells trouble for the viability of Google's mobile wallet.
Posted Jan 2, 2013

Mobile Payments Provide Boost for Restaurants, Small Businesses
Analysts say that deploying a mobile payment system is going to be "crucial" for businesses to remain competitive in 2013.
Posted Jan 2, 2013

Consumers Like to Explore New Restaurant Technologies
Especially in relation to ordering food, customers are open to using technology to enhance their dining out experience.
Posted Oct 31, 2012

Square Expands Internationally
Square to begin offering its mobile POS to merchants in Canada, joining a crowded field of existing players.
Posted Oct 25, 2012

Mobile Payments Set to Explode
eMarketer suggests that smartphone payment technology is set to take off in the United States by 2016, but a number of factors remain, such as merchant adoption.
Posted Oct 22, 2012

Mobile Payments Solves Non-Existent Problem, Says PayPal Exec
PayPal exec slams mobile payments, arguing to gain mass adoption, it must be better, not just different, from what we do today.
Posted Oct 16, 2012

Starbucks Opts for Square for Credit Card Processing
Square will begin processing all credit card transactions at Starbucks stores nationwide.
Posted Oct 8, 2012

Walmart Nixes Prospect of Google Wallet, Isis Participation
Walmart will focus its mobile payment efforts on the Merchant Customer Exchange.
Posted Oct 4, 2012

Peapod.com Launches U.S. Virtual Grocery Stores
Commuter rail stations in several cities will have billboards that allow riders with smartphones to shop, scan and schedule grocery deliveries.
Posted Oct 3, 2012

Mobile Use Rising in Retail
Fifty percent of U.S. shoppers surveyed said they used their mobile device to compare prices and read product reviews while shopping, up from 19% in 2011.
Posted Sep 28, 2012

Groupon Enters Payment Services
The daily deals company now provides a credit card payment service.
Posted Sep 21, 2012

POS Hacking Exposes Security Holes
The attacks highlight an increasing risk for all of those involved in the payments industry, says PCATS.
Posted Sep 20, 2012

AllPoints Rewards Launches Nationwide
The app will reach shoppers at more than 150,000 convenience stores.
Posted Sep 14, 2012

Retailers Reluctant to Invest in Mobile
A new report reveals that retailers are taking a wait-and-see approach, with consumers leading adoption efforts.
Posted Sep 13, 2012

The End of the Cash Register?
The stationary checkout counter might become a thing of the past as more handheld devices and mobile phone apps allow consumers to bypass the checkout lane.
Posted Sep 12, 2012

Neiman Marcus to Offer Real-Time Mobile Offers
Enrolled shoppers receive personalized SMS text messages while shopping with a Visa card near a Neiman Marcus store.
Posted Sep 11, 2012

Walmart Pilots Checkout Mobile App
The iPhone app allows customers to scan barcodes with their smartphone while they shop.
Posted Sep 5, 2012

Starbucks Sets the Bar in the Mobile App Space
The coffee giant's wildly successful mobile payments model is one that other retailers would like to mimic to boost loyalty and reduce transaction fees.
Posted Aug 27, 2012

Start-Up Company to Launch Bitcoin Debit Card
New York-based startup BitInstant is planning the release of its Bitcoin-funded debit card that will enable the P2P currency to be used at traditional retailers.
Posted Aug 23, 2012

McDonald's and PayPal Launch Mobile Payment Pilot
The partnership offers expansion opportunities for PayPal, which is already working with more than a dozen retailers.
Posted Aug 22, 2012

Mobile Payments to Top $1.3 Trillion Within Five Years
New research suggests that cell phone payment transactions will experience a significant increase.
Posted Aug 17, 2012

Retailers Band Together to Bring Mobile Wallet to Market
The merchants, which include 7-Eleven, Sunoco, Target and Walmart, will develop a mobile payment network together.
Posted Aug 16, 2012

Tesco Brings Virtual Shopping to Busy Airport Terminal
Last week Tesco unveiled the U.K.'s first interactive virtual grocery store in Gatwick Airport's North Terminal.
Posted Aug 13, 2012

Starbucks Invests in Square
The mobile processing company will handle all credit and debit card transactions at Starbucks locations throughout the United States.
Posted Aug 9, 2012

Tesco Trials Virtual Shopping
The test is being conducted at Gatwick Airport.
Posted Aug 8, 2012

Retailers Not Yet Flocking to the Enhanced Google Wallet
The Google Wallet now accepts all major credit cards, but will it be enough to lure retailers?
Posted Aug 7, 2012

Snyder's-Lance Sticks With Salient's Margin Minder Solution
Salient is carrying over a partnership previously formed with Lance to Snyder's-Lance, a company formed by the 2010 merger of Lance and Snyder's of Hanover.
Posted Aug 7, 2012

Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Wayne to Integrate Isis SmartTap Mobile Commerce Application Into Pay-At-Pump Technology
These fuel dispenser leaders are adopting the Isis application to allow payment, loyalty programs and offer redemptions at the pump.
Posted Aug 2, 2012

Love's Goes Cardless
The company completes live cardless fueling customer transactions and begins its rollout.
Posted Aug 2, 2012

Bank of America to Launch Chip Credit Cards
BofA says the chip technology will increase acceptance and security of the cards for international travelers.
Posted Jul 25, 2012

Publix Explores Online Ordering
The grocer will test its Public Deli Online Easy Ordering at a Florida location next month.
Posted Jul 11, 2012

Apple Not Rushing Into Mobile Payments
While Apple has revolutionized music and mobile phone industries, it isn't often the first to market, choosing instead to wait while others work out the bugs.
Posted Jul 10, 2012

Mobile POS to Refresh Traditional POS
The store of the future will feature clerks roaming stores with mobile POS systems, reducing the long checkout line.
Posted Jul 6, 2012

American Express Announces U.S. EMV Roadmap
The credit card company says it will use EMV to advance contact, contactless and mobile payments.
Posted Jul 3, 2012

shopkick, MasterCard Team Up for Buy & Collect Program
The MasterCard-shopkick relationship will leverage tools and analytics to help merchants increase sales and better measure the effectiveness of their location-based marketing efforts.
Posted Jul 2, 2012

Google To Announce Google Wallet 2.0
Changes to the Wallet are expected to address concerns that card issuers have expressed, such as enabling NFC payments.
Posted Jun 27, 2012

Square Launches Loyalty Component
A new digital punch card allows merchants to reward customers with discounts and freebies.
Posted Jun 21, 2012

Mobile Payments Come to U.K. Vending Machines
In addition to accepting payments from NFC-enabled smartphones, connected vending machines will allow owners to send offers to customers when they are in the vicinity of the machines.
Posted Jun 19, 2012

Apple Could Disrupt the Credit Card Business With "iPay"
Creating its own online payment platform would allow Apple to keep the money it currently pays to Visa and MasterCard in transaction fees.
Posted Jun 18, 2012

Sprint Reaches for an NFC Wallet
Sprint is rumored to be working on its own NFC mobile wallet, but no word yet on whether the company plans to pull out of the Google Wallet.
Posted Jun 12, 2012

In Your Face Menu Marketing
New 3D menu boards from Zinger make food products literally pop off the menu.
Posted Jun 11, 2012

Imperial Oil Launches Esso Fuel Finder Mobile App
The app uses GPS technology to identify a user's location and highlight nearby Esso stations on an interactive Google map.
Posted Jun 8, 2012

KickBack Points Program Launches Mobile App
Customers can enroll their KickBack card, check their points balance or locate a participtating retailer.
Posted Jun 1, 2012

Groupon to Offer Mobile Payments
The daily deals giant is reportedly entering the mobile POS market with a credit card reader/app combo that charges merchants 15 cents per transaction and a 1.8% transaction fee.
Posted May 31, 2012

NFC In-Store Usage to Jump to 25% by 2017
Convenience and reliability will be critical to ensure widespread adoption.
Posted May 31, 2012

Acumera Introduces C-Store Connections Package
The integrated platform facilitates PCI compliance audits, network cost reduction and live information delivery for convenience stores.
Posted May 24, 2012

CIO Curriculum Continues at NACStech
Day 2 focuses on new developments in mobile payments and technology.
Posted May 23, 2012

NACStech Kicks Off With Mobile Insights
From couponing to social media solutions, NACStech educational sessions provide top-line information about mobile strategies and technology integration.
Posted May 22, 2012

Family Express Optimizes Inventory Management With Retalix
Retalix Demand-Driven Replenishment reduces tobacco order sizes by 21%, increases monthly inventory turnover by 2.5 turns, decreases inventory on hand by 2.4 days.
Posted May 22, 2012

CITGO Expands Loyalty Bucks Program with Pinnacle's Loyalink
As part of the Loyalty Bucks program, CITGO contributes up to $2,000 per location toward the technology and service costs associated with program implementation.
Posted May 17, 2012

The Mad Dash for Digital Wallets
Attendees at a cellphone industry trade show agree the future is in mobile, but can't agree on what that future will look like.
Posted May 15, 2012

MasterCard Debuts Network for Digital Wallet
The credit card processing firm will rollout PayPass services in the third quarter.
Posted May 10, 2012

7-Eleven Thailand Offers Cutting-Edge Smartphone App
UntapTV and 7-Eleven unveil a new interactive cross-media marketing campaign in Thailand that is accessible through consumers' smartphones.
Posted May 7, 2012

Smartphone, Tablet Owners Use Devices for Shopping
A new survey suggests that smartphones and tablets assist users in finding a store, displaying a shopping list or redeeming a mobile coupon.
Posted May 4, 2012

Google Wallet Expands
Google begins selling a wallet phone directly to U.S. consumers, opening up the feature to AT&T and T-Mobile subscribers.
Posted Apr 26, 2012

Cashless and Cardless by 2020
Experts say that more consumers will ditch both cash and plastic in favor of mobile payments within eight years.
Posted Apr 23, 2012

Vending Machines Going Cashless
As more vending machine companies move toward cashless, they are keeping their sights on mobile payment options such as NFC.
Posted Apr 19, 2012

Starbucks Processes 42 Million Mobile Payments
The coffeehouse chain launched its mobile pay app for iPhone and Android in January 2011.
Posted Apr 11, 2012

Nordstrom Adds Mobile POS Devices to Checkout
Since implementing the mobile POS checkout at its stores, both the average number of items sold and the average selling price have increased.
Posted Apr 10, 2012

MACS Offers shopkick Mobile App
The retailer is one of the first among U.S. convenience store chains to offer the shopper loyalty technology to its Washington, D.C., customers.
Posted Apr 6, 2012

Oops! JPMorgan Chase Glitch Triggers Duplicative Charges
Customers in the New York area may have been charged twice for transactions from some debit accounts; the bank is working to refund double-charged customers.
Posted Apr 4, 2012

Why Mobile Payments Concern Banks
American Banker highlights the growing rift between banks and merchants, and why it must be repaired to keep financial institutions competitive in mobile payments.
Posted Apr 3, 2012

Another Payment Processor Hit by Hackers
Unverified reports allege a New York street gang with ties to Central America swiped more than 10 million credit and debit card transactions.
Posted Apr 3, 2012

Cumberland Farms Teams With PayPal for Pay-at-Pump Mobile App
The new Cumberland Farms SmartPay program allows customers to pay at the pump with PayPal, saving both time and money.
Posted Apr 2, 2012

NACStech Super Saver Discount Ends Today
Don't miss out on the industry's premier technology event, held in Nashville May 21-23.
Posted Mar 30, 2012

Starbucks Perks Up its Mobile App
Coffee chain adds PayPal and drive-thru support to its popular mobile payment app.
Posted Mar 29, 2012

Chevron to Add Gas Station TV's inOvationTV
The platform can be retrofitted to existing Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers or added at no charge with a new Ovation dispenser purchase.
Posted Mar 29, 2012

Consumers Not Eager to Adopt Mobile Payments: Report
Mobile experts say widespread NFC payment adoption could take up to five years.
Posted Mar 20, 2012

PayPal Launches Competitor to Square's Credit Card Reader
PayPal Here, a triangle-shaped mobile credit card-swiping gadget, hopes to take some of the $4 billion in transactions that Square is capturing annually.
Posted Mar 19, 2012

Adults Reluctant Adopt Mobile Banking and Payments
In one survey, consumers cite security concerns as the top reason for their discomfort about making mobile payments.
Posted Mar 12, 2012

Walgreens Combines Social Media With Coupons
The drugstore chain has linked Foursquare check-ins with in-store and product coupons.
Posted Mar 12, 2012

Retailers Join Mobile Payment Race
Walmart and Target among two dozen retailers joining together to create a mobile payment service.
Posted Mar 6, 2012

Home Depot To Accept PayPal Payments
PayPal payment option to be available at all 2,000 U.S. The Home Depot stores beginning later this month.
Posted Mar 1, 2012

Small Companies Embrace Social Media for Growth
From Twitter to Facebook, small entrepreneurs are tapping into social media to boost their brands and bring customers to their stores.
Posted Feb 20, 2012

New iPhone App Helps EV Users Track Savings
The GreenCharge app allows electric vehicle owners to track and share their driving patterns, fuel savings and environmental contribution over time.
Posted Feb 13, 2012

Kiosks Bring Online Convenience to Stores
Retailers are installing interactive screens in their stores and at non-traditional retail locations, affording customers an in-store, online experience.
Posted Feb 9, 2012

High-Tech Vehicle Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking
Experts cite concerns that car thieves could exploit security weaknesses to remotely open and start a car, or listen to conversations inside a car.
Posted Feb 6, 2012

MasterCard Outlines EMV Roadmap
The roadmap is intended to provide retailers with a comprehensive roadmap that focuses on advancing the future of the U.S. electronic payments system.
Posted Feb 6, 2012

In-Store Mobile Commerce Increases
Fifty-two percent of shoppers use their mobile phones while shopping at a store.
Posted Feb 1, 2012

Mobile Payment Service Offers Premier Movie Experience
In Australia, a new mobile service takes waiting in line for popcorn out of the movie-going experience.
Posted Jan 26, 2012

Flexible Computers Double as Credit Cards
Last week's Consumer Electronics Show highlighted a number of new gadgets, including miniature, flexible computers that double as "smarter" credit cards.
Posted Jan 19, 2012

MAG Releases its Roadmap of Electronic Payments
The group advises that the United States undergo a coordinated migration to chip and PIN transactions to support a broad range of payment types and devices.
Posted Jan 13, 2012

PayPal Steps Offline
The online payment company is branching out to offer checkout services at physical Home Depot stores.
Posted Jan 11, 2012

Mobile Coupon Redemption Poised To Grow
By 2016, mobile coupon redemption rates could reach 8% globally as more North American and Western European users get onboard.
Posted Jan 9, 2012

Shoppers Will Use Technology Even More in 2012
A panel of industry experts said that technology would have a huge impact on consumer shopping behavior this year.
Posted Jan 6, 2012

Walmart Selling Square Credit Card Swiper
The mobile payments reader, which attaches to a smartphone, is experiencing rapid growth.
Posted Oct 27, 2011

Google Wallet Adds Retailers, NJ Transit
Chevron is among the newest businesses to sign on with the mobile payment system.
Posted Oct 21, 2011

U.S. Bank Tests Mobile Payment App
The iPhone app is being piloted with outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI, with plans to introduce it to other retail locations later this year.
Posted Oct 17, 2011

Supermarkets Test Mobile Technology
Grocery stores are beginning to use smartphones for coupon delivery, among other things.
Posted Oct 12, 2011

Tablets, Smartphones To Transform Consumers Interactions
A new mobile study finds that by 2015, mobile technology will lead how retailers and restaurants service their customers.
Posted Oct 7, 2011

Mobile Payment to Simplify Customer Transactions
Monday's workshop at the NACS Show focused on how sophisticated mobile payment options are significant shifting how consumers pay for goods and services in convenience stores.
Posted Oct 4, 2011

Gilbarco Adds "Personal Touch" to Dispensers
New features will allow customers to personalize their experience while filling up.
Posted Sep 30, 2011

Gas Station TV, Wayne Expand Reach
Fuel retailers outfitted with inOvationTV can inform and entertain their customers with GSTV's content.
Posted Sep 22, 2011

Google Wallet Now Available
The program has Citi and MasterCard on board, but is courting American Express, Discover and Visa.
Posted Sep 21, 2011

Amsterdam C-Store Tests NFC Payments
The Netherlands' largest bank and supermarket chain are conducting an NFC payments pilot at an Amsterdam convenience store.
Posted Sep 19, 2011

Thorntons Unveils Mobile Phone App
The free application is available now.
Posted Sep 14, 2011

Beverages Tap Mobile Technology
More beverage companies are using intelligent packaging to encourage consumer interaction.
Posted Sep 14, 2011

Cash, Check, Plastic or Phone?
Mobile wallets are becoming more popular to both consumers and retailers.
Posted Sep 7, 2011

Seattle 7-Eleven Tests Amazon.com Delivery System
The system uses a locker-style storage unit combined with smartphone technology.
Posted Sep 7, 2011

ShopText, AOL Shortcuts Partner on Mobile-To-Loyalty Network
Shortcuts enables secure digital coupons to be instantly loaded onto participating loyalty cards and redeemed when shoppers swipe their loyalty card at the checkout.
Posted Sep 7, 2011

Visa Announces Chip Migration Acceleration, Adoption of Mobile Payments
The company is encouraging investments in dual-interface chip technology to support an expanded mobile payment network.
Posted Aug 10, 2011

Square's Vulnerability Revealed
Researchers at a security conference demonstrated how the card payment gadget could be used to hack or accept stolen credit card data.
Posted Aug 8, 2011

T-Mobile USA, 7-Eleven Partner to Provide Prepaid Handset, Service
T-Mobile now offers prepaid device at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide.
Posted Aug 3, 2011

Grocery Server, ShopSavvy Target Mobile Customers With Grocery Deals
The coupons and other incentives will be delivered right to mobile phones.
Posted Aug 3, 2011

Groupon Partners With Foursquare
The two companies will offer joint daily deals.
Posted Aug 2, 2011

Mobile Payments Grow, But Slower than Expected
A new report finds that the mobile payment market isn't growing as quickly globally.
Posted Jul 25, 2011

Is Your Store Leveraging Smartphone Technologies?
They're everywhere! U.S. tablet and smartphone sales are on-track to break revenue records.
Posted Jul 19, 2011

Mobile Payments Market to Triple by 2015
A new report finds that the market will reach $670 billion in four years.
Posted Jul 6, 2011

Starbucks Releases iPhone App
The coffeehouse chain says that more than 3 billion people had used the Starbucks Card Mobile app to pay for coffee or products.
Posted Jul 6, 2011

Facebook CEO Promises "Awesome" Announcement
Be on the lookout this week for some new awesomeness that Facebook is preparing to launch.
Posted Jul 5, 2011

Supreme Court Rejects Video Game Ban
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a California law that would block minors from buying violent video games.
Posted Jun 28, 2011

C-Stores Help Foursquare Hit 10 Million Users
Three convenience store chains rank among the most popular "check in" locations on the geolocation social media platform.
Posted Jun 27, 2011

Foursquare Teams With American Express
The social media startup will offer discounts to cardholders when checking in at particular stores and restaurants.
Posted Jun 24, 2011

Mobile Wallet Users Wouldn't Trust Visa, MasterCard
Consumers would feel most comfortable using a mobile wallet provided by Apple or Microsoft.
Posted Jun 20, 2011

D.C. Coffeehouse Embraces Mobile Payments
Coffeeshop is the first store in D.C. to adopt Square's Card Case app.
Posted Jun 8, 2011

But of Course There's an App for That!
Recargo helps motorists locate electric vehicle charging stations.
Posted Jun 3, 2011

Google App Will Turn Your Wallet Mobile
The Google Wallet mobile app will enable consumers to tap, pay and save with their smartphones.
Posted May 31, 2011

Self-Serve Health
Routine health monitoring kiosks are appearing in grocery stores.
Posted May 13, 2011

E-Cigarette Maker Blu Debuts 'Socially Aware' Packs
The reusable smokes will alert the smoker to other e-cigarette users via a wireless network.
Posted May 13, 2011

TabbedOut Allows Users to Pay Restaurant Tabs Via Smartphone
The company recently raised $3.7 million for its mobile payment platform.
Posted May 11, 2011

Phone Carriers Might Look to Credit Card Companies for Mobile Wallets
AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon's plans to develop their own mobile payment service is on the rocks.
Posted May 6, 2011

Visa Invests in Square
The credit card company will be partnering with the mobile payment start-up.
Posted May 2, 2011

PCATS Announces Appointment of Linda Toth as Manager of Standards
Toth has been involved with the standards since the beginning.
Posted May 2, 2011

Meijer Introduces Order-to-Store Program With Free Shipping
Customers can now order online and pick up items at the store.
Posted Apr 29, 2011

PCI Compliant Companies Suffer Fewer Data Breaches: Study
Yet most practitioners don't believe PCI DSS actually improves information security.
Posted Apr 21, 2011

Debunking "Don't Buy Pepsi"
An e-mail hoax is spreading (again) urging consumers to boycott the purchase of Pepsi's new can.
Posted Apr 11, 2011

Walmart Might Test E-Grocery Delivery Service
The retailer hasn't committed yet, but is said to have plans to test grocery delivery in California.
Posted Apr 5, 2011

Google Establishes Roots in Mobile Payment Movement
The Internet giant is teaming up with MasterCard and Citigroup to install mobile payment technology in Android smartphone devices.
Posted Mar 30, 2011

Supermarkets Ranked First in Tech Adoption
New study reveals supermarkets adopt technology to enhance the customer experience better than all other industries.
Posted Mar 29, 2011

Mobile Payments: What's the Hold Up?
The answer is a myriad of players who all want to make sure they get paid, reports the New York Times.
Posted Mar 25, 2011

QSR and Fast-Casual Chains Make Good Use of Electronic Ordering
A new Cornell study finds that pizza chains are a large presence in Internet-based ordering, with text and mobile software growing.
Posted Mar 25, 2011

Shopping Via Smartphone Increases
Forty-four percent of consumers use barcode scanner apps while shopping.
Posted Mar 16, 2011

Harris Teams Up With 7-Eleven on In-Store Digital Network
The company will provide news and weather content to broadcast to in-store customers.
Posted Mar 7, 2011

Redbox Will Stick to Films With Online Streaming
The movie-rental company will debut its subscription streaming service later this year.
Posted Mar 7, 2011

Coca-Cola Freestyle Launches iPhone Mobile App
PUSH! + Play mobile app allows guests to locate Coca-Cola Freestyle machines while testing their memory.
Posted Mar 1, 2011

Thorntons Launches Gas Price Text Alerts
Text messages are sent to participants every time Thorntons is notified of a confirmed increase in fuel prices of more than 10 cents per gallon.
Posted Feb 24, 2011

Robot Chefs Debut in Shanghai Restaurant
The mechanical foodservice workers can create eight dishes.
Posted Feb 21, 2011

Visa Plans Rollout of Mobile Phone E-Wallet
The credit-card company will use Near Field Communication technology to turn smartphones into electronic payment devices.
Posted Feb 21, 2011

iPad Ordering
Guests at a new fast-casual concept guests can use iPads mounted at the table to order from the menu or customize their own meal.
Posted Feb 18, 2011

Location-Based Marketing Is Growing
Packaged Facts forecasts that restaurant use of these services will "explode" this year.
Posted Feb 16, 2011

Tops Abandons Hand-Held Scanners
The supermarket chain trialed the devices in five stores but found that customers weren't interested.
Posted Feb 2, 2011

Kraft Uses Smart Kiosks to Interact With Shoppers
The kiosks analyze shopper faces and offers personalized recommendations.
Posted Jan 31, 2011

Customer Preference Will Help Determine Products at Giant Eagle
The grocer will use a "behavioral cluster planning" automated system to gauge what items shoppers want.
Posted Jan 31, 2011

Apple Gets Into Mobile Wallet Game
The tech company has its own version of a microchip that would allow payments to be processed via its iPhone.
Posted Jan 31, 2011

Will Credit Cards Become Obsolete?
Some are predicting that paying with plastic might go the way of vinyl records soon.
Posted Jan 26, 2011

Casual, Fast-food Restaurants Popular Searches on Mobile Phones
A new study found that around 34 million Americans use their mobile devices to find dining information.
Posted Jan 26, 2011

Starbucks Unveils Mobile Payment System
No cash? No problem. It's a trend that's likely to grow, as more than half a billion consumers are expected to make mobile phone payments by 2014.
Posted Jan 20, 2011

PCATS Annual Conference Sponsors Reach Record Level
Industry's commitment to specifically address technology standards grows, as attendees prepare for next week's meeting.
Posted Jan 14, 2011

Smart Packaging Alerts User to Freshness
Made from "intelligent plastics," the wrapper changes color when the product is no longer fresh.
Posted Jan 10, 2011

Motorola Introduces iPad Competition
The Xoom is a smartphone/computer that's creating a lot of buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Posted Jan 7, 2011

A Square Form of Payment
The application Square turns a smartphone into a mobile cash register.
Posted Oct 27, 2010

New Yorkers Can Purchase Starbucks With Mobile Phones
The coffeehouse chain expands its mobile payment application. Also, Tesco adds a barcode scanning app to its iPhone Groceries application.
Posted Oct 27, 2010

Netflix Moves to Push Online Subscriptions
The company will begin edging customers to stop receiving DVDs and concentrate more on streaming-only services.
Posted Oct 25, 2010

The Ultimate Fruit Snack
A manufacturer has developed a solution to stocking a vending machine with fresh fruit.
Posted Oct 25, 2010

Texting Coffee
U.K. Starbucks will start "pinging" customers to bring in the business.
Posted Oct 20, 2010

Free Wi-Fi Draws Customers
More restaurants are offering the service to connect with patrons.
Posted Oct 13, 2010

A Bookish Endeavor
A Connecticut lending library has set up a vending machine that dispenses audio books, books and DVDs outside of a supermarket.
Posted Oct 11, 2010

Aldi Customers Experience Debit Card Fraud
Thieves used customers' PIN and card numbers in the Midwest to siphon money from ATMs in other states.
Posted Sep 29, 2010

Family Express Offers Smartphone Alternative
The convenience store chain adds a mobile layer to its loyalty F.E. Perks program.
Posted Sep 27, 2010

Checking In With Location Apps
Retailers are using mobile apps to stay in touch with customers.
Posted Sep 23, 2010

Online Restaurant Orders Picks Up
More restaurants are allowing customers to place orders electronically.
Posted Sep 22, 2010

Mobile App Ads to Jump to $8 Billion in Five Years
The forecast shows the growing reliance of Americans on mobile and electronic devices.
Posted Sep 21, 2010

Smarter Credit Cards?
A new device could turn your average credit card into a smart money machine.
Posted Sep 20, 2010

U.S. Online Supermarket Sales Reviving
More retailers are widening or piloting online grocery services that include in-store, pick-up models.
Posted Sep 16, 2010

Meijer Debuts Digital Coupons
The grocer's mPerks program delivers paperless coupons to consumers.
Posted Sep 13, 2010

Flix on Stix Puts Movies, Games on Thumb Drives
Instead of DVDs, the self-serve kiosks allow customers to download movies, TV shows and games to a portable USB drive.
Posted Sep 3, 2010

Want to Drive Customers to Your Foodservice Program? There's an App for That!!!
YWaiter White-Label appeals to foodservice operators who want their own fully branded app--but can't afford it.
Posted Aug 30, 2010

Fifteen-Percent of Smartphone Owners Use Devices for Purchases
Nearly 40 percent express concerns about credit card data safety, though.
Posted Aug 23, 2010

How Secure Are ATMs?
Security experts posit that lower-volume machines might be less secure.
Posted Aug 18, 2010

PayPal Edges Into On-Site Retail Environment
The ecommerce payment company wants to develop software to turn phones into "digital wallets."
Posted Aug 18, 2010

Socializing Lunch
4Food debuts next month in New York City and wants to turn dining out into a social networking game.
Posted Aug 18, 2010

Starbucks Reveals More About Its In-Store Digital Network
The coffeehouse chain will be launching Starbucks Digital Network later this fall.
Posted Aug 18, 2010

Rutter's Introduces Android App
The convenience store chain also has iPhone and Blackberry apps available.
Posted Aug 16, 2010

PCI SSC Prepares Industry for Standards Changes
Council announces next step in transparent standards development and release process with a summary of changes for PCI DSS and PA-DSS.
Posted Aug 13, 2010

Coffee Shops Unplug Wi-Fi
Some coffeehouses are finding that getting rid of the service boosts sales and a friendlier atmosphere.
Posted Aug 11, 2010

Iowa Lottery Looks Back on 25 Years
Today, the lottery is considering the addition of smartphone lottery games to stay current.
Posted Aug 9, 2010

Moisturizing While Driving
Nissan considers adding vitamin C to the air conditioning feature of some models to give drivers softer skin.
Posted Aug 9, 2010

Mobile Carriers Plan Smartphone Payment Venture
AT&T and Verizon will be taking on MasterCard and Visa with their contactless payment smartphone option.
Posted Aug 4, 2010

Vending Machines Embrace Technology
Operators are updating the machines with touch screens and card readers to shore up falling sales.
Posted Aug 4, 2010

Co-operative Will Introduce Contactless Payment
The grocer will be the first in the United Kingdom to offer this form of payment.
Posted Jul 28, 2010

Wal-Mart To Add RFID Tags to Clothing
The retailer will track jeans and underwear with radio tags.
Posted Jul 26, 2010

JPMorgan Adds Mobile Banking Apps
With the iPhone applications, a user can deposit a check and make person-to-person payments.
Posted Jul 19, 2010

Self-Service Kiosks To Process More Than $740 Billion in 2010
Americans continue to enjoy the freedom of self-check-out technology.
Posted Jul 14, 2010

PCATS Releases Best Practices Guide for Dispenser Security
Guide outlines several low-cost and procedural methods of securing dispensers from intrusion � required for installing skimmers or fuel meter tampering.
Posted Jun 25, 2010

Define Your Twitter Strategy
Or are you still trying to figure out what Twitter is? Here are five tips to get your Twitter strategy up and running.
Posted Jun 25, 2010

Starbucks to Offer Free Wi-Fi
Starting July 1, every company-operated U.S. location will give customers access to free Wi-Fi.
Posted Jun 16, 2010

Target Picks Up Amazon's Kindle
Could the quick popularity of Apple's iPad have Amazon on notice?
Posted Jun 4, 2010

Grocery Shopping Network Launches Mobile Ordering Platform for Planning, Buying Groceries Online
The platform supports all major mobile platforms, including BlackBerry, iPad and iPhone.
Posted May 26, 2010

Congressional Takeover: the iPad
Could Apple's latest technology be the answer to creating a more efficient Congress?
Posted May 21, 2010

Murphy Oil Made An App for That
Retailer has developed a gas-price finder mobile app that also shows competitor pricing.
Posted May 21, 2010

Radiant Systems Launches New Payment Security Suite for Retailers
The Radiant Payment Guard suite is designed to help retailers better safeguard cardholder data.
Posted May 21, 2010

Taking Credit Card Security Seriously
Small businesses should not expect to fly under the radar forever, notes Forbes.
Posted May 20, 2010

Walmart May Sell iPads
The move to sell Apple's latest technology signals Walmart's drive to expand its electronics offer and compete with larger chains such as Best Buy and Radio Shack.
Posted May 14, 2010

The State of Standards
PCATS committees share the present and future of standards work - from lottery and loyalty to the POS.
Posted May 7, 2010

Papa John's Boosts Sales With Online Capabilities
Sales at papajohns.com now account for more than 25 percent of business.
Posted May 6, 2010

Technology Opportunities Take Center Stage at NACStech
From networking to workshops, the expo and exciting speakers, NACStech is the leading technology solutions event for the convenience and petroleum retailing industry.
Posted May 5, 2010

NCR Grows Blockbuster Express in Northeast
The DVD rental kiosks are now in 80 Xtra Mart locations.
Posted May 5, 2010

More Mobile Apps Created for Restaurants
The industry is downloading more applications for smartphones.
Posted May 5, 2010

Rutter's Mobile App Enables Couponing
The convenience and petroleum retail chain's new addition to its mobile app allows customers to receive coupon offers via their iPhone.
Posted May 4, 2010

PCATS Requests Retailer Feedback on Lottery Data
By taking the survey, retailers can help PCATS enhance the collection of lottery data.
Posted May 4, 2010

Location, Location...and Locating Your Most Loyal Customers
Marketers are learning more about Foursquare, a social networking tool that could change the face of today's loyalty card.
Posted Apr 30, 2010

Dresser Wayne Fuel Dispenser Achieves PCI-DSS Certification
Dispensers featuring the iDPOS in-dispenser point-of-sale option have been certified as PCI-DSS compliant.
Posted Apr 23, 2010

Tweeting for Customers
Restaurants are finding that using Twitter can bring in guests.
Posted Apr 12, 2010

TNS, Blue Bamboo Partner to Provide Smartphone Payment Solutions
The technology will give customers the ability to accept credit and debit card payments via smartphones.
Posted Mar 31, 2010

Check Your Pumps, ATMs for Skimmers
Utah retailers found eight electronic skimmers at the pumps. Read more about how you can protect your store for this serious security threat.
Posted Mar 26, 2010

Survey: iPhone Poses Security Risk
"We haven't seen any new enterprise iPhone security features from Apple since the summer of 2009."
Posted Mar 26, 2010

Making Checkout Quicker
Researchers are looking at ways to bring EZ tag technology to groceries.
Posted Mar 24, 2010

Skimming Concerns? Here's What You Need to Know.
With the recent reports of credit card skimming, NACS provides context and tips to mitigate the likelihood that you are a target.
Posted Mar 3, 2010

PCATS Requests Retailer Assistance for Product Code Survey
By completing the survey, convenience stores help to define product and service codes for the industry.
Posted Mar 1, 2010