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.
Traditional corner markets have been notching up their healthier options in recent years, selling pre-made salads, nut milks and organic yogurts. But a new crop of niche stores aimed at millennials who can afford to pay more have completely overhauled the shelves, making gluten-free and organic products their staples, not just the side dish, along with compostable straws and on-demand delivery.
7-Eleven convenience stores are becoming football fan headquarters this fall with everything needed for tailgate and “home-gate” parties. The party starts as soon as fans enter participating 7-Eleven stores, where augmented reality (AR) puts them on the playing field with football filters, activities and new surprises through the end of the year.
One of the aspects of the Internet of Things is the ability to track both people and products simultaneously. This ability is essentially what is allowing the creation of cashierless checkout at stores, the most visible example being the Amazon Go stores in the works for some time now.
Biometrics have rapidly expanded into consumer applications like the financial market for customer authentication to payment services and withdrawing cash from ATMs in high-fraud markets.
Stuzo, a leading provider of personalized and predictive commerce solutions for retailers, powered by software products, software services, and insights, announced today the launch of its fuel retail and convenience Consumer Insights Platform.
The U.S. convenience store industry is big, as in really big. There are more than 154,000 convenience stores nationwide selling a combination of fuel, food and merchandise to over 165 million customers daily; more than half of the U.S. population visits a convenience store every day.
The Kroger Co. is going full steam ahead with its plans to pilot a grocery delivery service using autonomous vehicles. Kroger announced earlier this week that it would be testing its autonomous vehicle grocery delivery program in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Shell Oil is promoting its loyalty/rewards program by embracing the Connected Car in an alliance with General Motors’ and the automaker’s “in-dashboard” payment system.
Convenience store operators are faced with the very real threat that Amazon has become. In a case of you can run, but you can't hide, the channel needs to step up its game before it falls victim to the threat, like other retailers before.
Today's fast-moving consumer goods companies are tasked with adapting and enhancing solutions to do more than just keep pace, but stay ahead by understanding how consumer demand will change and what solutions will help.