Conexxus in the News

CSD: Conexxus: Solve Forward Takeaways

Thursday, May 30, 2019

“Getting solution providers and retailers on the same page, through Conexxus, will allow the industry to move faster to deliver improved experiences for our customers and employees,” said Jim Wenner, vice president, IT at Sheetz.  But notably absent were consumer packaged goods companies who could have rounded out many discussions and provided support to the work being done on initiatives such as digital offers, which retailers are ready to implement, “but we need them,” Taylor said.....

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Financial Post: Bulloch Technologies and P97 Networks Form Canadian Partnership

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Embracing Conexxus technologies standards together empowers P97 and Bulloch to enable fast and easy indoor and outdoor mobile payments at gas stations and convenience stores around the U.S. and Canada.....

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CSD: Conexxus Annual Conference Breaks Attendance Record

Monday, May 27, 2019

More than 230 retailer and vendor professionals participated in education sessions and committee meetings, showing that Conexxus is serving the industry’s data exchange and technology needs. A lot of ground was covered during the conference’s four days, from the aggressive initiative to move from XML to API standards, to the role of blockchain in revolutionizing supply chain, to insights of leading industry CIOs and, of course, the important committee meetings that set the standards and education agenda of the association programs.....

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CS News: Dig Into Small Data to Find Your Differentiators

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Six years ago, Lowes Foods recognized that disruptors were taking hold in its market. To meet the challenge, the North Carolina-based grocery retailer made the decision to go to places where other retailers were not. The company found those places through small data.  Speaking as the keynote presenter at the 2019 Conexxus Annual Conference, Lowes Foods President Tim Lowe pointed out that disruption is everywhere and the first step is to realize it is inevitable.....

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CSP: How to Win the Disruption Wars. Insights into the battle and the state of the industry’s defenses

Monday, May 06, 2019

It’s not as if the disruptors of the world are circling convenience stores specifically. They’re circling the idea of friction and a lack of convenience for consumers in every market. “Every business is in the convenience business,” said Taylor, executive director of Conexxus. Disruption comes in two phases, or loops, he said. During the first loop.....

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CS News: Innovating & Prioritizing Are the Keys to C-store Digital Transformation

Friday, May 03, 2019

Change is never easy. When it comes to the convenience channel, the same can be said about digital transformation.  "Digital is not just a marketing channel or a fad," said Ed Dzadovsky, vice president, North America IT, at Circle K, "We are trying to figure out what it means for us." .....

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CSP: 9 Things You Missed at the 2019 Conexxus Conference

Friday, May 03, 2019

The 2019 Conexxus Annual Conference in Nashville was the most heavily attended in its history, buzzing with both people and ideas.  Attendees convened as the convenience-store industry is increasingly being surrounded by disruptors, ranging from increasing interchange fees and the growth of dollar stores in the face of a shrinking c-sore footprint to the emergence of CBD, cannabis and tech driven consumer trends.....

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Digital Transactions: Where EMV Spells Headache

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

The petroleum industry is having a hard time with a crucial EMV deadline. Not many gas stations are expected to make it. Currently, about 30% of all gas stations in the United States are estimated to have EMV card readers, to be testing them, or to be starting to install, according to industry experts. Of that segment, just 1% to 2% are considered to be EMV-complete.....

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CS News: Modern Times Call for Modern Payment Systems

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Cash was once considered king, but times have changed as payment options like mobile wallets, Apple Pay and Venmo have grown in popularity. The problem is that today's payment system has not kept up with the times.....

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CS News: Convenience Retailers Must Tap Innovation to Meet ‘Sky-High’ Expectations

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Retail technology is becoming a bigger priority than ever before, as evidenced by the record number of attendees at the 2019 Conexxus Annual Conference. The 200-plus convenience store industry members at this year's event have a full plate when it comes to innovation.....

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