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Dollar General Pilots Mobile Checkout App

“Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General is the latest food retailer and first dollar-store chain to move into mobile checkout with a new app. DG Go, according to its description on the Google Play store, is a shopping app that lets users scan and pay for products they select directly from their phone, allowing them to skip the checkout line altogether. […]
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Tech

In Faddish China, Even Glorified Vending Machines Raise Billions

“Names from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. to Walmart Inc. and Sequoia have poured more than $1.7 billion into startups such as Mr. Fresh and Xingbianli (Gorilla Convenience) that for now offer little more than tricked-out vending machines or kiosks…It’s a high-tech twist on the venerable vending machine, with the latest iterations hawking cooked food and strawberries. They’ll track purchases […]
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Domains

53% Of Consumers Want Smartphone Payment Option

“Smartphone-based payment solutions have so far been slow to take off in the North American market, but that trend could be shifting. Nearly one in three (31%) of consumers already use mobile wallets such as Apple Pay, and 53% of consumers feel stores should accept smartphone payments. That figure rises to 67% for Millennials, who collectively account for $200 billion in […]
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Global

Tesco Trials Cashless ‘Shop And Go’ Store At HQ

“Tesco staff are trialling a completely cashless store at the grocer’s headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, including ‘shop and go’ technology similar to that used in the Amazon Go store in Seattle. Solely in test mode and restricted to the staff shop on its HQ premises, the technology allows customers to scan and pay for their products […]
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Buick Delivers Peace of Mind at the Gas Pump

‘This service allows drivers to pay for fuel from their vehicle without swiping their credit card or using their smartphone. The platform also automatically syncs drivers to their ExxonMobil Speedpass+™ app account, and drivers accumulate rewards points with each purchase. The new service is available at more than 11,000 Exxon or Mobil stations across the […]
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