Six Technologies That Will Disrupt the C-Store Industry

  • October 5,2018
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October 4th, 2018

Disrupt: to break apart; to throw into disorder; to interrupt the normal course of unity.

“Disruption” is a term getting tossed around a lot these days in the retail industry. Although technology continues to advance in all aspects of daily life, consumers get savvier using it. They are in turn expecting the same level of sophistication in their shopping experiences.

From no-touch commerce to touch-points everywhere, emerging technologies are changing the game for convenience and fuel retailers.

“The old rules are out the window, and new ones are still being written. Furthermore, businesses and their leaders will rise or fall based on their ability to anticipate and respond to change,” innovation expert Robert Tucker.

The brick-and-mortar store of old no longer cuts it. Brick-and-mortar stores still have a place in the retail landscape, but only if they embrace innovation. Consumers today want retailers to know who they are and provide them with personalized deals. Ultimately, they want retailers to give them the option to shop whenever and however they want. That can be in-store, online, mobile, voice order, connected car, delivery, click-and-collect, friction less, etc.

In this special report, Convenience Store News presents the six technologies we believe will disrupt the c-store industry. Additionally, we have combed through our daily news stories, analyzed the latest research reports and talked with leading thought leaders to arrive at this final six. These are not the only technologies that  have an impact, but they are the ones we believe are most critical.

  • The Emergence of Omni-channel
  • Friction-less Checkout gains traction
  • Next level Loyalty
  • Voice Ordering
  • Driving into the Future
  • Making Connections with IOT

For more information about these technologies and to gain a better understanding of how they are changing the game check out the Convenience Store News.