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Stuzo Launches Future Vision Insights Platform

CSD - January 29, 2019

New Future Vision Insights platform to show how changes in the market, consumer behavior, and technology are set to converge.

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Stuzo Launches Future Vision Insights Platform

CSD - January 29, 2019

New Future Vision Insights platform to show how changes in the market, consumer behavior, and technology are set to converge.

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Amazon Pilots Autonomous Delivery Vehicles in Seattle Area

Progressive Grocer - January 24, 2019

Amazon is piloting delivery in the Seattle metropolitan area via fully electric vehicles, each the size of a small cooler.

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Conoco Expands Pay-at-the-Pump Features With Mobile Pay

CS News - January 23, 2019

Conoco is expanding the payment services of its My Conoco mobile app with Mobile Pay. The new payment feature allows My Conoco users to pay at the pump and in-store on their mobile devices.

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Speedway C-stores Add Apple Pay to Payment Options

CS News - January 23, 2019

Customers at locally based Speedway LLC's network of convenience stores can now use Apple Pay at checkout. The payment option is available at all of Speedway's roughly 3,000 c-stores across the Midwest, East Coast and Southeast, according to Apple.

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Marathon Adds More Value to MakeItCount Loyalty Program

CS News - January 21, 2019

Marathon Petroleum Corp. boosted its MakeItCount loyalty program to include an everyday discount at the pump. According to the company, as of Jan. 1, program members will receive 5 cents off per gallon each time they enter their MakeItCount number at the pump when filling up at participating Marathon locations.

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Stop & Shop Is the Latest Retailer to Use Autonomous Vehicles for Grocery Delivery

Progressive Grocer - January 16, 2019

The greater Boston area will soon see self-driving vehicles bringing groceries to ecommerce shoppers' doorsteps, with Stop & Shop planning to launch the service in the spring.

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The 2019 Social Media Awards

CSD - January 11, 2019

Social media trends are evolving and savvy chains are keeping pace, going into 2019. CSD recognizes c-store chains succeeding at social media and mobile apps.

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BP Joining Forces With GetUpside to Offer Personalized Fuel Savings

CS News - January 09, 2019

BP is teaming with technology company GetUpside to provide real-time, personalized offers to users of the GetUpside app that let them save money on BP and Amoco gasoline with Invigorate.

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Walmart Pilots Grocery Delivery via Autonomous Vehicles in AZ

Progressive Grocer - January 08, 2019

Walmart is piloting grocery delivery via autonomous vehicles in partnership with a company that, a year ago, launched what it calls the "world's first autonomous grocery delivery on public roads" in partnership with Draeger's Market, which operates four independent grocery stores in Northern California.

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Top 10 Most Digitally Improved Chains of 2018

CSP - January 08, 2019

Stuzo's digital ranking has been live for nearly two years, and both the ranking itself and the chains it covers have changed in that time. Previous CSP articles featuring the C-Store Digital Ranking have profiled individual chains. This article takes a more retrospective approach, outlining the 10 chains that improved the most since Philadelphia-based Stuzo launched its ranking.

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