Getting Smart with New Technology

Master, Melissa
February 2005
Convenience Store News;2/7/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p11
Trade Publication
The article focuses on Sheetz Inc. which announced that it expects to be the first U.S. retailer to accept MasterCard International Inc. radio frequency-based payment option, MasterCard PayPass, across its entire chain. MasterCard, American Express and Visa expect their smart cards to make strides in retail environments that have traditionally been cash-only, such as fast-food restaurants, drive-throughs, movie theaters, self-serve gas stations, mass transit, pharmacies, parking garages, toll roads, and, of course, convenience stores. Sheetz tested the technology at a store in Bellwood, Pennsylvania.


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