April 30, 2020 UPDATE: Gilbarco Veeder-Root: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for C-stores and Gas Stations

Coronavirus Resource Center

In an effort to keep the industry as informed as possible, Gilbarco Veeder-Root has created the coronavirus resource center to keep all COVID-19 related communications in one easy-to-find location.  This should prove to be a handy and useful resource that is specifically geared towards retailers in the fueling industry as well as consumers concerned about the level of safety they can expect when they refuel.

You can also sign up for the weekly COVID-19 newsletter to stay on top of the latest news and developments as the world fights this pandemic together.

C-Stores on the Forefront of Change in the Post-Coronavirus Retail World6 Passport POS Tips and Tricks for COVID-19

April 30, 2020
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, we asked our product experts to come up with ways use Passport POS to make stores safer for employees and customers.
The team ended up with a series of tips that repurpose features and functions of Passport with the goal of flattening the curve.

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C-Store COVID-19 Tip: Keep Forecourts Open 24 Hours for Emergency WorkersC-Store COVID-19 Tip: Keep Forecourts Open 24 Hours for Emergency Workers

April 30, 2020
Health care workers, commercial drivers, and other essential workers often need access to fuel during off-hours.
Stores use Unattended Mode to keep the forecourt operating and clear card reader errors when no cashier is on duty.

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C-Stores on the Forefront of Change in the Post-Coronavirus Retail WorldBeyond the Curve: What Do Gas Stations Look Like After COVID-19 Passes?

April 23, 2020
During the COVID-19 outbreak, convenience stores and gas stations have not only proven essential, but resilient in ways no one knew.

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C-Stores on the Forefront of Change in the Post-Coronavirus Retail WorldCOVID-19 Tip: Offer Full Service with Attendant Fueling Mode

April 20, 2020
During the COVID-19 outbreak, convenience stores and gas stations have not only proven essential, but resilient in ways no one knew.

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C-Stores on the Forefront of Change in the Post-Coronavirus Retail WorldC-Stores on the Forefront of Change in the Post-Coronavirus Retail World

April 14, 2020
Times are changing and the numbers are already in.

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root forecourt solutions expert Danny Seals to answer the top questions on COVID-19 and fuel dispensers

Currently on the resource center page you will find:

ARTICLES
Gas Pump SafetyGAS PUMP
SAFETY
POS SafetyPOS
SAFETY
Gilbarco Veeder-Root Commitment To SafetyGVR COMMITMENT
TO SAFETY
VIDEOS
PRINTABLES
Dispenser Cleaning Guide For Retailers POS Cleaning Guide Dispenser Cleaning Guide For Consumers

We WILL get through this together!

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at 1.800.451.4021 or visit us online at johnwkennedyco.com for all your petroleum equipment needs.
The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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Tips for Keeping Your Site Sanitized During COVID-19

Convenience Stores Stay Vigilant on Gas Pump Sanitation

Gilbarco Veeder-Root

I am sure by now you have all been hammered with emails and posts in regards to COVID-19.  It doesn’t matter where you are on the planet, there is something posted or being said about it and for good reason!

Gilbarco has shared this blog post in regards to sanitizing your site against COVID-19 with information from the CDC and Consumer Reports. CDC - Centers For Disease Control and Prevention I would say the CDC is the best source of general information seeing that is where it all flows from.  The Gilbarco blog past also contains more specific and relevant cleaning information for specific equipment and components found in fuel retailing locations.  It also includes other links to posts and articles as to how we can all help one another deal with this global crisis.

And here are the highlights from the Gilbarco blog post:

Advice for Retailers:

There are many recommendations on solutions for cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, but some chemicals are too harsh and can damage fuel dispensers. Ammonia-based cleaners weaken and damage bezel doors, screens, and other vital dispenser components.

Consumer Reports also advises against using ammonia-based solutions.

We suggest using a diluted household bleach solution, as recommended by the CDC.

  • Clean the dispenser with soap and water, then disinfect with the bleach solution
    • Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
      • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
      • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Other cleaning considerations for retailers:

  • Do not use fuels or acetone
  • Do not use any cleaner or polish with a citrus element
  • Do not use cleaners containing ammonia, sodium hydroxide or acids. Things like glass cleaner contain ammonia and will cause damage to dispensers
  • Do not use strong solvents
  • Do not spray any cleaner or water into the card reader, receipt printer, cash acceptor or displays

Advice for Consumer:

Using a gas pump is no different than opening a freezer door at the grocery store. Businesses are taking unprecedented steps to make their businesses safe for consumers. Still, people operating gas pumps should exercise caution, giving them similar treatment to a grocery store shopping cart.

  • If possible, wipe the nozzle handle, buttons and keypads with a sanitizing cloth.
  • During the pandemic, wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If this isn’t possible, use hand sanitizer after operating a gas pump.

I highly recommend you check out the full Gilbarco blog post as well as the information from the CDC and Consumer Reports websites.

We WILL get through this together!

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at 1.800.451.4021 or visit us online at johnwkennedyco.com for all your petroleum equipment needs.
The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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COVID-19 Updates From Around the Industry Along With Helpful POS Cleaning Tips

UPDATE – MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020: CURBSIDE PICKUP

Due to the ongoing risks from the corona-virus, in an effort to keep both our employees and customers as safe as possible, we are asking that all orders be phoned in or those with online accounts can place orders at jwkri.com.  We will put your order together and bring it out to your vehicle.  

Call in Your Pickup Orders to:
RI: 1.800.451.4021          FL: 1.877.835.8885          ME: 1.888.667.0667
NJ: 1.888.786.7077          VT: 1.800.754.2413

 

Previously Posted:

This will be a synopsis of what we’ve heard from around our industry in regards to how the virus is impacting day-to-day business.

First and foremost, we wish everyone the best as they deal with getting through this crisis and we WILL get through it because the human spirit is strong in the worst of situations!  And while many of us may feel we fall outside the high risk category, we all have someone near and dear to us who is at risk and we just need to keep that in perspective.

CDC - Center For Disease Control and PreventionWhile this doesn’t have anything to do with petroleum, it sure does on a human level and it is helpful information regardless. This link for the CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention will provide the best information with what is going on with the virus and how to protect yourself on a personal and business level.  You should also check with local and state authorities as well.

 

Gilbarco Veeder-RootGilbarco has released a video with instructions on how to clean your Passport screen of COVID-19, the coronavirus:

 

All  Kennedy locations are still operating under normal business hours and as we get word in from around the industry, many of the manufacturers are as well.  We have not heard from anyone who has shut down at this point.  The biggest impact is on the various representatives who travel, with many businesses adhering to the restrictions on travel.  There may also be some lead times impacted for large orders and special order items. 

As we all know, this is an extremely fluid situation with changes occurring throughout the day, every day.  If situations change, we will do our best to get word to you as quickly as we can.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

We wish you all the best at getting through this global crisis.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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Beat The October 2020 EMV Deadline With Huge Savings From Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Thousands in savings for Independent Sites

Beat the October 2020 EMV deadline with huge savings from Gilbarco Veeder-Root.

Please note: While we are authorized to sell genuine Gilbarco replacement boards and parts nationwide, we are NOT authorized to sell equipment or kit sides beyond our Gilbarco PMA distributor agreement. If you have any questions about Gilbarco parts or equipment, feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

These Packages are Easy Steps to Instant Savings

  1. Purchase Via the John W. Kennedy CompanyDispensers and Passport must be on the same purchase order by 11/15/20
  2. Rebate Request & Commission – We fill out “Rebate Request Form” and commission equipment.

 

Your C-store, powered by Gilbarco.

Gilbarco Encore 700 & Passport

Independent stations save $10,000 when you bundle 4 or more Gilbarco’s Encore® 700S dispensers with a new Passport® Point-of-Sale or $7,500 when you bundle 4 or more Gilbarco’s Encore® 700S dispensers with a Passport® trade-up.

Exclusive Dispenser + Passport Package

The Encore® 700 S is the industry’s most durable and proven fuel dispenser, paired with the industry’s fastest growing POS solution, Passport,® Gilbarco has designed a package to future-proof your business while giving you the lowest total cost of ownership. The exclusive Shell package E700 S dispensers come standard with FlexPay™ IV CRIND with full EMV and PCI PED certification. The CRIND comes with a FlexPay™ Hybrid Card Reader that accepts both magnetic stripe cards and EMV chip cards to provide your customers protection through data encryption as well as innovative physical security features. Gilbarco’s Passport® Point of Sale System has industry-leading security and functionality. No POS system offers more runway to keep your business up and running longer.

 

 

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Encore 700 & Passport Edge

 

Independent gas stations save an additional $4,500 per site when you bundle 2-5 Gilbarco’s Encore® 700S dispensers with the simple and intuitive tablet Passport® EDGE

Exclusive Dispenser + Passport EDGE Package

The Encore® 700 S is the industry’s most durable and proven fuel dispenser, paired with the industry’s fastest growing POS solution, Passport,®  Gilbarco has designed a package to future-proof your business while giving you the lowest total cost of ownership.  The exclusive Shell package E700 S dispensers come standard with FlexPay™ IV CRIND with full EMV and PCI PED certification. The CRIND comes with a FlexPay™ Hybrid Card Reader that accepts both magnetic stripe cards and EMV chip cards to provide your customers protection through data encryption as well as innovative physical security features.

Encore® 700 S Included Features
5.7″ Color Screen Included
Option to upgrade to 10.4″ Color Screen With 8-year ATV Agreement
Contactless Card Reader Included
DCM Included
Catlow Hanging Hardware Included
Option to upgrade to ERGO 75 Nozzles $55 per nozzle | 2 year warranty
Brand Image Included
Passport EDGE Pricing
Single Cashier Workstation Monthly Subscription $249 Dual Cashier Workstation Monthly Subscription $299
Optional Installation Monthly Pricing $70 Optional Installation Monthly Pricing $70
Total Monthly Subscription Price + Install  $319 Total Monthly Subscription Price + Install  $369

 

Your store, at your fingertips.

Gilbarco Passport

Independent Marketers save up to $7,000 when switching to Gilbarco’s industry-leading c-store POS or save over $1,400 when upgrading your current Passport.

 

The Passport® Point Of Sale system provides you with the tools you need to grow, control, and track your business. With the richest third-party interfaces on the market, an easy-to-use touch screen, accurate reporting features, and reliable service, you can stay on top of your c-store POS transactions while being guaranteed expert support if you need it.

 

Exclusive Passport® PackageGilbarco Passport Edge

Gilbarco’s Passport® Point of Sale System is the fuel and c-store industry’s fastest growing POS solution. Passport® is designed to future-proof your business while giving you the lowest total cost of ownership. With industry-leading security and functionality, no POS system offers more runway to keep your business up and running longer.

Passport® Included Features

Base Applications Modules Included
Option to upgrade to Enhanced Store Module Pricing via Distributor
Employee Management Module Included
Option to upgrade to Enhanced Card Services Module Pricing via Distributor
Advanced Merchandising Module Included
Option to upgrade to Enhanced Loyalty Module Pricing via Distributor
Carwash Module Included
Play at Pump Module Included
Passport PSO Plus Coverage Included- 1st year

And Remember These Easy Steps to Instant Savings for The Above Packages

  1. Purchase Via the John W. Kennedy CompanyDispensers and Passport must be on the same purchase order by 11/15/20!!
  2. Rebate Request & Commission – We fill out “Rebate Request Form” and commission equipment.

 

There are also available offers for branded locations as well.  So don’t hesitate to contact us at 1.800.451.4021!

Please note: While we are authorized to sell genuine Gilbarco replacement boards and parts nationwide, we are NOT authorized to sell equipment or kit sides beyond our Gilbarco PMA distributor agreement. If you have any questions about Gilbarco parts or equipment, feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

And of course, the John W. Kennedy Company is here to help with your migration by offering you the best options from the leader in EMV Forecourt and Point Of Sale technology:
Gilbarco Veeder-RootClick on the images below to get an overview of some of your options
:

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

To learn even more about Gilbarco EMV Product and Upgrade Options, call us at 1.800.451.4021

 

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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Also, be sure to check out the rtc.gilbarco.com website for more details

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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The Red Armor STP for Corrosive Environments

Red Jacket Red Armor STP for Corrosive EnvironmentsBuilt To Survive!

The use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel and an increase in availability of ethanol blends are contributing to the corrosion of in-sump and in-tank equipment. With a special coating and stainless steel parts the Red Armor series of Submersible Turbine Pump (STP) combats corrosive environments ensuring easy maintenance for the life of the pump.

 

LEARN ABOUT COMBATING CORROSIONRed Jacket Red Armor STP

 

 

 

THE RED ARMOR STP: The ultimate survivor in your fueling infrastructure.

 

    • Specialty coating on all cast surfaces that withstands acetic acid exposure to prevent pitting and deterioration over time
    • Stainless Steel construction on all exposed surfaces in the tank & sump space ensures easy maintenance for the life of the pump
    • Built upon the same field proven Red Jacket STP platform with identical sizes. Fully compatible with fielded “The Red Jacket” STP models for easy upgrade.

Visit The Product Page                       Download The Data Sheet

 

 

Red Jacket Sump-Dri Dessicant System

Corrosion Protection for Submersible Turbine Pump Sump Space

The new Sump-Dri Desiccant System is an instant in-sump solution for reducing the corrosive effects of moisture in sumps. Designed to maintain moisture- and acetic acid-free conditions in a sump space, preventing deterioration of metal surfaces, including contractor’s boxes, pumps, and conduit.

Key Features:

  • Ensures the safety and serviceability of your sump-space equipment
  • Specifically formulated to protect equipment in the STP sump from corrosive conditions
    •     Reduces relative humidity
      •     Neutralizes corrosive acetic acid vapors
  • Use alone or in conjunction with protective coatings for added insurance

Part Number: Sump-Dri Kit 330020-843
Collection Capacity: 1 gallon
Operating Temperature: -4° to 150°F [-20° to 65°C]
Size: 15.5″ x 15.5″ x 3.25″
Unsaturated Weight: 5.5 lbs
Saturated Weight: 14 lb
Desiccant: Formulated specifically to protect against corrosive acetic acid produced by biodegradation
Brine:

  • Absorbed moisture & neutralized acetic acid vapors create a brine solution
  • Brine solution is collected & trapped in the reservoir to limit re-evaporation

Disposal:

  • Made from non-toxic and recyclable materials
  • Remove end cap and pour brine solution into sump liquid waste stream

Installation/Mounting:

  • Included mounting hardware allows Sump-Dri to be hung from STP, or other existing equipment in sump
  • Carabiner can be used to clip Sump-Dri to STP eyelet other sturdy equipment in the sump. Strap can also be unclipped from Sump-Dri, looped around equipment, then re-attached to the unit
  • Sump-Dri should be positioned as high as possible in the sump. Height can be adjusted using plastic slide on strap

Sump Requirements: For maximum effectiveness, sump should be tight and free from standing water
Desiccant Life/Change Interval:

  • Sump-Dri expected to last 3-6 months under typical conditions
  • Sump-Dri will absorb differently based on humidity and temperature conditions and should be changed when desiccant in upper chamber has completely depleted

Shelf Life: 3 years under typical conditions when left in sealed barrier bag

Visit The Product Page               Download the Sump-Dri Desiccant System Data Sheet

If you would like to learn more or get a quote for the Red Armor STP and/or the Sump-Dri Desiccant System, call us at 1.800.451.4021.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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Gilbarco / Veeder-Root Pathway to Certification

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Pathway to CertificationGilbarco Veeder-RootGilbarco / Veeder-Root Pathway to Certification Sequence

Kennedy’s own Christopher Bedard, GVR Certified Technical Trainer / Assistant Service Manager has put together a document that outlines the required sequence of events that must be followed for anyone seeking to become a Gilbarco / Veeder-Root certified technician.  Click here to read the full document that outlines course by course what is required and how to go about meeting each requirement.

The GVR Pathway document can can also be found on the JWK Tech Training Home Page along with:

If you have any questions about the Gilbarco/Veeder-Root Pathway document or technical training offered at by the John W. Kennedy Company at the Mark A. Ring Memorial Training Facility, please contact Christopher Bedard at 1.855.978.6737 or fill out the form found on our Contact-Us web page.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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