The latest news on innovation in the fuel retail and convenience store industry.
7-Eleven Inc. is adding to its portfolio of mobile payment options with the addition of Apple Pay and Google Pay for contactless payments at participating U.S. convenience stores.
7-Eleven Inc. customers and The Hershey Co.'s Reese's fans can now earn a free Reese's SKU after the six eligible brand purchase thanks to a new kind of limited loyalty program. The "Reese's Frequency Club" functions as an extension of the convenience store retailer's 7Rewards loyalty program, which lets shoppers earn points for food and drink, and awards members a free proprietary beverage after the sixth 7-Eleven beverage purchase.
Anyone who has not realized the growing importance of innovation in the retail technology space hasn't been paying attention. The future is here. The reality is that a massive shift is happening in consumer behavior and because of that shift, retail is undergoing a massive shift.
Enmarket Convenience store is enhancing its ‘convenience factor’ with NCR technology. The company claims that the NCR application will enable Enmarket to tender payments beyond the store through a cloud-based platform and deliver personalized digital offers to its customers via a mobile app.
Kwik Trip, Wawa and Quik Trip are listed as the top three retailers for food in the $291 billion U.S. Convenience, Dollar and Drug channels, according to dunnhumby’s nationwide study, which was released the NACS Show.
Shell is rolling out its newest app, which provides more ways to pay for fuel and in-store purchases, including the ability to link a checking account and eligible credit or debit cards to Shell Pay & Save.
Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., is working with Honda Innovations’ Honda Developer Studio on a connected-car digital experience with in-vehicle payment. The two companies will collaborate on technology to enable drivers to pay for fuel and make convenience store purchases from their vehicle, allowing for a more secure and convenient experience. This technology will also offer Chevron’s marketers and retailers new opportunities to reach consumers and help drive brand loyalty.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that mobile ordering and mobile apps were the new must-have technology for retailers. But now, with the lightening-fast movement of the tech industry, the latest trend to hit the market is voice ordering — and it’s growing fast.
QuikTrip is one of only seven retailers on Stuzo’s digital ranking of convenience stores that offers preorder capabilities to its mobile app customers. The brand has an overall score of 2.07, carried by its mobile tools and highly engaged social media strategy.
Walmart now offers a suite of custom-built apps that help store associates manage a variety of routine activities directly from a mobile store device, freeing up time to handle other important duties.
It may have only four Amazon Go locations under its belt at the moment, but Amazon could do to brick-and-mortar retail what it did to e-commerce: dominate. The Seattle-based company is eyeing the possibility of opening as many as 3,000 Amazon Go stores, its cashierless retail concept.