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Getting Practical With Artificial Intelligence

Beyond marketing, AI can help retailers with store operations.
Melissa Kress
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We have been hearing about more convenience store retailers tapping into the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to help move their businesses forward. While at first glance it may seem a bit fantastical to some, these retailers are on to something.

According to Paytronix Systems Inc., AI can help convenience store retailers learn more about their customers' behavior and value; segment customers in more exacting ways; make more compelling, personalized offers; maximize channel efficiency; and find ideal customers in the marketplace using AI-constructed profiles.

AI can also help a retailer calculate the customer lifetime value of its shoppers, Ryan DiLello, a content specialist for Paytronix, said during a recent Convenience Store News webinar. 

But why stop there? Beyond marketing, robotic servers, kiosks with facial recognition and food waste reduction management are among the ways AI can benefit c-store operators down the road, he noted.

Think bigger. Think outside the box. Think more fantastical.

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