Conexxus in the News

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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CS Decisions: Conexxus Announces Hall of Fame Inductee

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Conexxus, the convenience and petroleum retail technology and standards organization, announced that Avsha Klachuk will be inducted in the Conexxus Hall of Fame for his service and dedication to the petroleum industry.....

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Top IT Executives Lead Panel at Conexxus Conference

Friday, March 22, 2019

Top technology executives from Circle K, Cumberland Farms, Sheetz, The Kent Companies and W. Capra Consulting Group will discuss the challenges and opportunities for convenience stores and fuel retailers in 2020 during the 2019 Conexxus Annual Conference.....

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CSP: Nearing the EMV Goal Line

Friday, March 15, 2019

What began as a plan to push convenience-store dispensers to EMV compliance has become a drawn-out, expensive and complicated problem for stores selling gasoline. Visa, Mastercard and other card companies managing EMV  eventually pushed a 2017 deadline further back to 2020 when Conexxus and other industry advocates illustrated the burden the liability shift was placing on retailers.....

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