Conexxus in the News

Convenience Store News: Doobie Brothers Musician Encourages Out-of-the-Box Thinking

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Jeffrey "Skunk" Baxter is best known for jamming on the guitar for the Doobie Brothers but, in more recent years, he’s become a well-regarded national security expert, using insights gleaned from his music career to provide outside-the-box thinking.  It’s that sort of thinking that Baxter encouraged convenience store retailers to embrace during his keynote address at the 2018 Conexxus Annual Conference.  Baxter advised the convenience store retailers in attendance to "show there's another answer to the solution" and "find people who are like-minded" when they want to generate ideas from people who might be prone to confirmation biases.....

Read More...

Impact 21 Press Release: President Lisa Stewart to be Inducted to Conexxus Hall of Fame

Friday, April 27, 2018

Impact 21, a global retail consulting, analytics, and services company, is pleased to announce its co-founder and president, Lisa Stewart, will be instated as the 2018 Conexxus Hall of Fame inductee. "Lisa has devoted so much of her career to benefitting the industry's evolution to management excellence," said Gray Taylor, executive director of Conexxus. "I have worked with Lisa for literally decades and found no other person more focused on the operational excellence of our industry." .....

Read More...

B2C: EMV Adoption Has Changed the Payment Landscape

Monday, April 09, 2018

Since the EMV liability shift in October 2015, the way people pay for items on a daily basis has changed a lot. Now, chip-and-PIN transactions are the norm and most people use the relatively new payment platform regularly, thanks to a heavy push from both card issuers and retailers. More than two years since that liability shift went into effect, it’s important for businesses at all points in the payments ecosystem to consider what’s different, and what’s next.  “Now is not the time to take your foot off the gas with regard to EMV,” Linda Toth, director of standards at Conexxus, said at a recent NACS conference.....

Read More...

NACS Daily: Conexxus Launches EMV Implementation Resource

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Newly released white paper shares information and resources for convenience retailers who are considering whether to implement EMV.  

​ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Conexxus,  has released a new white paper “Resources and Guidance for EMV Implementation in a C-Store Environment.”  This paper brings together educational information, frequently asked questions, and links to valuable resources for convenience store operators who are looking to implement EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) in the United States. While many EMV resources exist, the resource links included in the document were found to be the most helpful and relevant to merchants in the convenience and fuel retailing industry..... 

Read More...

EMVCo Press Release: Payment Industry Collaborates with EMVCo to Address the Complexities of Remote Payments

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Conexxus has joined ENVCo's Associates Program as a new Business Associate. Participation at this level is available to organizations with direct responsibility for an EMV transaction at any point in the transaction lifecycle. These companies can provide input on strategic and business topics related to the use of the EMV Specifications.....

Read More...

NACS Daily: EMV: A Common-Sense Mandate

Friday, October 27, 2017

Last week during the NACS Show, TechEdge speakers and payment experts Linda Toth, director of standards at Conexxus; Kara Gunderson, POS manager at CITGO Petroleum; and Mike Lindberg, payment solutions director at CHS/Cenex; presented an education session on EMV, payments and data security.  During the “Leveraging Data Security Technology” session, Toth kicked off the EMV discussion by explaining .....

Read More...

CSP: 4 Security Takeaways From the NACS Show's Tech Edge

Friday, October 20, 2017

Representatives from technology standards group Conexxus gave Chicago’s NACS Show 2017 attendees a sobering but informative picture of the state of cybersecurity and payments in retail. “There is no silver bullet. It’s an effort that’s going to ....

Read More...

Convenience Store Decisions: NACS Kicks Off Education Sessions

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

In a session entitled “Tech Edge: Protect Yourself from Data Breaches,” and moderated by Gray Taylor, executive director of tech think group Conexxus, two industry experts provided a glimpse of how cyberattacks are quickly changing the shape of data security and some straightforward tips on how retailers can better protect themselves. Even though data breach cases are generating bigger headlines, common sense solutions still can be employed to help retailers safeguard their data, and the data of their customers.....

Read More...

Convenience Store News: C-Stores Must Ready Themselves for EMV 2020

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Although the EMV liability shift deadline at the forecourt has been deferred until 2020, there are a number of incentives for retailers to upgrade ahead of time. 

That was one of the key messages relayed during a recent webinar hosted by the U.S. Payments Forum and Conexxus. The webinar....

Read More...

CSP Magazine: Opinion: Millenials Are Not Lazy - Businesses Are

Friday, September 15, 2017

Despite what you may have heard, millennials—my generation—are not to blame for the failure of once well-established industries. Consider this recent story in The Washington Post titled, “The baffling reason many millennials don’t eat cereal.” It asserted that millennials are too lazy to eat cereal because “it’s inconvenient,” and cited research from Mintel that 40% of millennials said cereal was problematic because they don’t want to clean it up. This is an undeniably startling statistic, but there’s much more behind the topic than this single data point.....

Read More...

Pages