New Technology Brings New Challenges

Retailer perspectives are key when it comes to how technological devices best interface in a secure environment. By Jenny Bullard Today, most all convenience store retailers have a back-office interfaced to their point of sale (POS). With back-office software, retailers have the capability of capturing sales data by transaction, by item, deposits and credit card […]

Considering EMV Upgrades

If E15 becomes the norm, EMV-compliant dispensers meeting current E10 standards will be inadequate. By Mark Radosevich The approaching deadline for retail forecourt EMV (Europay, Mastercard and VISA) compliance has been a front burner item for many store operators and fuel marketers. Upgrades range from around $15,000 for new fuel dispensers to $6,000 for card […]

The C-Store Is Your Stage

C-store companies that understand frontline employees are a key cornerstone to any brand’s overall success will always have an edge on the competition. By Jim Callahan, Contributing Editor There are few things more important to the success of a c-store company than making sure each customer leaves the store feeling better than when they arrived. […]

Nurturing Leaders and Your Corporate Culture

Corporate culture must be well defined to best entice top talent to join your ranks. By John Lofstock In today’s competitive convenience store industry, your corporate culture values and what you stand for are just as important to customers as the products you sell. More precisely, it is what defines your brand in the community […]

Options Fuel Acquisition Frenzy

The economy is open to convenience retailers intent on upgrading their operations. Learn what you need to know about debt financing and sales leasebacks in the current real estate environment. By Mark Radosevich The ongoing waves of petroleum industry consolidation and acquisitions have been the news of late, but not much has been reported about […]