Industry News

PCATS Announces Funniest Video Contest

Stafford, VA – The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) today is challenging their conference attendees to submit their funniest online video for the reception at the PCATS Annual Conference on Monday, January 18, 2010, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Video entries must be no more than five minutes in length and contain the following subject matter for consideration: convenience store, fuel pump, customer service, technology, security, teamwork, lottery or really stupid tricks.

PCATS Extends the Discount Registration Fee for the CIO Data Security Boot Camp

Stafford, VA – The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) today announced the extension of the registration fee for the 1-1/2 day chief information officer (CIO) Data Security Boot Camp, January 19-20, during the PCATS 2010 Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The fee remains $799 for PCATS members and $899 for non-members through January 8 and includes access to the PCATS Annual Conference and related events.

KSS Inc. Joins PCATS

Contact:

Jennifer Green
Michael A. Burns & Associates
Phone: 214-521-8596
Email: [email protected]

Florham Park, NJ – KSS Inc. today announced that it has become a member of the Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS).

PCATS’ Data Security Committee to Hold First Face-to-Face Meeting at NACS Show 2009

ALEXANDRIA, VA The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) announced today that members of the Data Security Committee will meet on Thursday, October 22, 2009, at 4:00 PM PDT, at the PCATS Lounge in room C-201, during the NACS Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. All petroleum convenience retail industry professionals are invited to attend the first face-to-face meeting to hear about the latest news relating to data security standards and payment card industry (PCI) compliance issues impacting the industry.

PCATS Launches Data Security Standards Committee with Industry-Wide Meeting

ALEXANDRIA, VA The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) announced today that it is hosting a kick-off meeting of a newly established Data Security Standards Committee to address and resolve security-related issues specific to the petroleum convenience retail channel. The conference call will be moderated by the PCATS Data Security Standards Committee Chair Gray Taylor, NACS’ Card Payments consultant, on Thursday, September 17, 2009, 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM EDT. 

Convenience Store Decisions Joins PCATS as a Solid Media Partner

ALEXANDRIA, VA The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) today announced that Convenience Store Decisions magazine, a brand of diversified business-to-business media company Harbor Communications, is the newest member of the association and its representatives will be active participants of the PCATS Membership & Marketing Committee. 

Early Bird Registration Open for the 2010 PCATS Annual Conference

Discount Rate Available Through October 31, 2009

ALEXANDRIA, VA The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) today announced the opening of early bird registration for the 2010 PCATS Annual Conference, January 18-21, in Louisiana. Key decision makers will meet at the Loews New Orleans Hotel to collaborate on technology standards efforts enabling efficient and effective solutions for business process improvement.  

PCATS Executive Director and CEO Steps Down

Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) Executive Director and CEO Tom Oare has informed the PCATS Board of Directors that he will step down effective June 30. The Board of Directors named PCATS Director of Standards Development & Maintenance Scott Wood as interim director, effective July 1.

PCATS Appoints New Secretary

The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) today announced that Kraig Adams, director of collaborative customer capabilities of The Coca-Cola Company, has been appointed to serve as Secretary of the PCATS Board of Directors. Adams also serves as vice-chairman of the PCATS Membership & Marketing Committee.

PCATS Announces 2009 Board of Directors

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) today announced results of its Board of Directors elections held on January 29, 2009, during the PCATS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Newly elected members of the 2009 PCATS Board of Directors are as follows:

Chair

Gabe Olives, vice president of IT/petroleum
Turkey Hill Minit Markets in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Vice Chair

Loyalty 360 and PCATS Announce Partnership

The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) and Loyalty 360, the Loyalty Marketer's Association (Loyalty 360) today announced a partnership to help members continue member development in loyalty marketing practices; PCATS petroleum marketers, convenience store owners/operators and other retail channels will benefit from Loyalty 360's unbiased, market driven "voice of customer" focused clearinghouse and think tank for all loyalty, incentive, reward, and engagement marketing needs, insights and response. 

PCATS Members Celebrate Five Years of Technology Standards Accomplishments

Members of the Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) will gather at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville - Universal CityWalk®, on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, to celebrate five years of progress and success. The commemorative 5th Anniversary event is part of the 2009 Annual Conference, January 26-29, at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando. All PCATS five-year members will be recognized as they have played an instrumental role in advancing the organization.