The latest news on innovation in the fuel retail and convenience store industry.
For the consumer payments at the pump and the convenience store have been anything but connected and…well, convenient. Stuzo’s new Open Commerce platform is one that COO Aaron McLean says will ease commerce, boosting retailers’ ROI on marketing.
The internet of things encompasses many everyday objects, and cars are no exception. Nowadays, most new vehicles are ‘connected’; fitted with some form of in-vehicle communications or internet access.
Walmart’s Sam’s Club is taking a different approach with a new store in Texas. The new brick-and-mortar location will come chock-full of new retail innovations, but the store won’t carry a plethora of items. Instead, the warehouse will focus on a smaller assortment of offerings, such as prepared foods.
Self-driving mobile convenience stores with Seven-Eleven products could soon be seen around Japan as Toyota Motor Corp. and the global retailer look into a cooperation agreement, according to sources cited by the Japan Times.
Amazon continues to be a disruptor in the e-commerce world, and is starting to take the disruption to the brick-and-mortar world with its new checkout-free store concept, Amazon Go, which is poised for expansion.
A startup called Cargo is making it easier than ever for anyone who makes money driving their car to also make money running a convenience store.
The new consumer expectation is one of instant, coordinated, automated and personalized shopping experiences in an omnichannel fashion.
Should c-stores be doing more to appeal to the health-conscious shopper? What are they doing already? And do these efforts risk alienating their core clientele?
BP’s fuel pump with a personality, “Miles,” is a recipient of a 2018 Shopper Marketing Effie Award. The annual awards program honors the most effective shopper marketing efforts of the year.
Loyalty (or rewards) programs have become ubiquitous — a fact of life in American business. Accordingly, it's helpful to ask what the role of a loyalty program should be in a company’s marketing and customer relationship management efforts.
First there was pilot-free aircraft in China, better known as drones. This year the country began setting up a tract of the South China Sea to test captain-less ships. And now there are stores without staff. This phenomenon, while not unique to China, has taken off quickly there this year with lots of growing room left.