Innovation News

The latest news on innovation in the fuel
retail and convenience store industry.


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Stuzo Launches Future Vision Insights Platform

CSD - January 29, 2019

New Future Vision Insights platform to show how changes in the market, consumer behavior, and technology are set to converge.

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Welcome To The New C-Store Innovation Game

Pymnts - April 09, 2019

Retail innovation labs – incubators or tech hubs – aren’t confined to operations run by the likes of Amazon or Walmart. A new lab store from 7-Eleven underscores the innovation wave that is taking place in the convenience store sector of retail – a sector ripe for change, disruption and growth.

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The Mixed State Of The U.S. Convenience Store

Pymnts - April 02, 2019

The latest set of industry figures is out from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), and the report paints a mixed portrait of the status of quick stop shops in the U.S.

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Four Frictionless Shopping Tools C-stores Can Use to Boost the Bottom Line

CS News - April 01, 2019

Advancements in mobile devices have paved the way for the current innovation around the way consumers shop and pay.

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Why Brick-And-Mortar Merchants Are Tapping into Unattended Retail

Pymnts - March 25, 2019

To help meet customer expectations in the digital age, retailers have to know who their shoppers are and what they want. While digital retailers already have this information about consumers, brick-and-mortar retailers don’t have this in-depth knowledge. New digital innovations, however, provide the promise of offering valuable customer data to merchants.

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Domino's Adds In-Car Ordering Via Touchscreen

AdvertisingAge - March 25, 2019

The pizza chain on Monday announced a partnership with automotive commerce platform Xevo Market to create an app that lives on the infotainment touchscreens of connected cars. It will allow consumers to tap a few selections to order a Domino's pizza for pick-up at their nearest store or for home delivery while they're driving.

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Six of the Most Innovative Current and Upcoming Connected Car Features

CBT - March 19, 2019

The days of just using your car to get from Point A to Point B are over. Today, cars are not only collections of gears and steel, but they are also becoming as technologically innovative and connected as the average smartphone.

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How To Keep Customers Happy

CSD - March 14, 2019

In an ever-evolving retail environment, keeping customers happy is more complicated and more important than ever. Today’s consumers connect with brands across multiple channels, which complicates the process of recognizing, servicing, and rewarding loyal customers.

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Mobile Payments Becoming Frictionless

CSD - March 12, 2019

More c-stores are looking into frictionless payment options as Amazon raises the bar.

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A 7-Eleven Where You Can Work Out?

Forbes - March 05, 2019

“Give the customers what they want, when and where they want it,” 7-Eleven founder Joe Thompson once said. Well, Taiwan’s 24-7 7-Elevens are the true embodiment of that motto.

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Sam’s Club to test new Scan & Go system that uses computer vision instead of barcodes

TechCrunch - March 04, 2019

In October, Walmart-owned Sam’s Club opened a test store in Dallas where it planned to trial new technology, including mobile checkout, an Amazon Go-like camera system, in-store navigation, electronic shelf labels and more.

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