January 2006
Convenience Store News;1/16/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p70
Trade Publication
This article presents news briefs related to convenience stores in the U.S. Shell Oil appointed Johnson Controls Inc. to provide facilities management services at its retail service stations. The five-year, multimillion-dollar contract will commence with Johnson Controls managing facilities services at 13,000 retail service stations in 24 countries throughout Europe and Asia. Additionally, the contract includes responsibility for the maintenance of Shell's retail fuel systems, forecourt, retail facilities, infrastructure as well as providing safety and security services. Socket Communications Inc. will introduce a Cordless Ring Scanner, typically worn on the index finger, in early 2006, allowing for hands-free scanning and transmitting of scanned bar code data via Bluetooth wireless to mobile computers.


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