Conexxus In the News

Returning to the Windy City this fall, the annual NACS Show will once again connect thousands of professionals in the convenience and fuel retailing industry.

TECH EDGE:  Technology constantly evolves and reshapes how retailers in the c-store and fuel retail industry do business. The NACS Show’s Tech Edge program is designed to help industry professionals solve for the tech challenges ahead. Tech Edge, now in its fourth year, will partner with Conexxus for a two-and-a-half day program.....

Many small petroleum and convenience store merchants in the U.S. are working to implement EMV chip technology at their automated fuel dispensers (AFDs) to reduce counterfeit card fraud. Petroleum merchants looking to understand the complexities of the migration to chip technology at the pump in advance of the payment networks’ October 2020 fraud liability shifts can get answers to their questions at a U. S. Payments Forum webinar being held in partnership with Conexxus this September.....

“The Conexxus Annual Strategy Conference sets the achievement goals and technology benchmarks for the coming year, addressing the most critical and emerging needs of the convenience store industry,” said Melissa Fox Hadley. “The Membership and Marketing Committee looks to increase Conexxus enrollment, drive engagement and demonstrate how invaluable this organization is to every retailer in our market.....

Innovation facilitates the adoption of mobile commerce standards.  Stuzo, a digital product innovation firm, has released two key technology assets for the fuel retail industry, including a testing simulator for developing Conexxus compliant mobile commerce solutions. The first asset is Open Commerce Reference Architecture: An open plug in based reference architecture for the rapid development of mobile commerce solutions for fuel retailers and convenience stores, empowering a mobile transaction at the pump and in store.....

In anticipation of the launch of their new mobile commerce platform, fuel brands Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 debuted their Mobile Connect Experience this week at Phillip 66’s Momentum: Driven by Excellence conference.  Phillips 66 and P97 noted in a press release that the new mobile platform will connect retail fueling consumers.....

The Pinnacle Corporation (www.pinncorp.com), the leader in mobile, loyalty and point-of-sale integration solutions for retail convenience stores, is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Fox Hadley, Director of Product Management, to the Conexxus Board of Advisors, as Chairperson of the Membership and Marketing Committee. Voting occurred during the Conexxus Annual Conference last week in Annapolis, Maryland.  Pinnacle has a long history of partnership with Conexxus, from its inception as the NACS technology standards body, to the most recent Pinnacle Loyalty integration with Conexxus point-of-sale standards. This tradition of collaboration has born new innovations, partnerships and technologies that drive the industry.....

Last week, Pinnacle team members attended the Conexxus Annual Conference in Annapolis, Maryland.  Conexxus is a non-profit, member-driven technology organization dedicated to the development and implementation of standards, technologies innovation and advocacy for the convenience store and petroleum market.....

Two veterans of the convenience and fuel retailing industry were recently inducted into the Conexxus Hall of Fame during the Conexxus Annual Meeting: Sharon Scace, the ISpec technical solutions manager for WEX, and David Ezell, principal software architect for Verifone.  Scace has been in the petroleum industry for 27 years, beginning her career at Amoco supporting the Amoco Pipeline Co. and later moving to retail point-of-sale (POS) support where she wrote her first specification for the consumer experience at pay-at-the-pump interfaces.....

Conexxus inducted Sharon Scace of WEX Inc. and David Ezell of Verifone Inc. into the Conexxus Hall of Fame during its annual meeting, reported NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing.  Since it was established in 2011, the Conexxus Hall of Fame honors industry leaders who have been critical to the improvement of retail systems through interoperability, profitability and technology vision.....

Jeff Ma gained worldwide recognition as a member of the MIT blackjack team in the mid-1990s, which inspired the best-selling book, “Bringing Down the House” and the film, “21.” Since then, he’s founded multiple business ventures, and most recently, tenXer, an analytics tool designed to optimize employee performance, progress and productivity, which was acquired by Twitter.  As keynote of the 2017 Conexxus Annual Conference.....