Industry News

Conexxus Hosts Technology Innovators at San Francisco Strategy Event

Press Release

Burlingame, CA, September 25, 2014

“Conexxus Hosts Technology Innovators at San Francisco Strategy Event”

Conexxus’ Technology Research Committee (TRC) sponsored a day of presentations by Bay area technology companies targeting the mobile commerce space as part of Conexxus’ Annual Strategy Conference.  A key partner in this event was blue-chip venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (investors in Google, Amazon, Intuit, AOL) who provided 3 portfolio companies to present to the group at their Menlo Park office.

PCATS Rebrands to Conexxus

For Immediate Release
April 29, 2014
Contact: Gray Taylor; (512) 508-3469

TUCSON – Reflecting the increasing importance of connections and technology, the Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) has been rebranded as Conexxus, announced today at the association’s Annual Conference in Tucson.

The NACS Magazine App Arrives

NACS launches a digital edition of NACS Magazine.

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – NACS Magazine member subscribers can now read the association’s award-winning monthly publication in a digital format, either at NACS Online or on a mobile or tablet device.

NACS Updates Category Definitions

Changes include expanding the Automotive, Edible Grocery, Other Tobacco, Wine and Liquor categories to better fit what retailers are selling under those umbrellas.

 

Peapod Growing Sales With Mobile

Virtual grocery stores engage commuters, who spent an average of $10 or more per mobile device-triggered transaction than those who ordered via a computer.

SKOKIE, IL – Online grocer Peapod said its recent mobile ad campaign targeting commuters has generated a huge usage increase in the retailer’s mobile shopping app.

Over the past year, orders involving a smartphone and mobile device grew 50% for the online grocer, with 30% of all visits to Peapod.com now involving a mobile device, reports Supermarket News.

PCATS Hall of Fame Recognizes Industry Icons

At THE Tech EVENT, Scott Hartman and Gene Gerke will be recognized for their contributions, accomplishments and dedication to enhancing technology innovation in the convenience and fuel retailing industry.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Scott Hartman, president and CEO of York, Pennsylvania-based Rutter’s, and Gene Gerke, president of Columbia, Missouri-based Gerke & Associates Inc., have been named the latest inductees into the PCATS (Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards) Technology Hall of Fame.

MasterCard Introduces MasterPass

MasterPass is intended to enhance and simplify the physical and digital shopping experience.

BARCELONA – At the Mobile World Congress event, MasterCard introduced MasterPass, a digital service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to discover enhanced shopping experiences.