PDI, a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions to convenience retailers and petroleum wholesalers, has expanded its PDI CStore Essentials tobacco loyalty solution for single-site and independently operated c-stores. The enhanced offering will make it easier for c-stores, regardless of fuel brand, to use tobacco manufacturer funds and promotions to drive sales.

For thousands of single-site c-stores in the U.S., access to the latest technology, including store operating systems, loyalty functionality, and mobile apps, is out of reach. CStore Essentials is designed to meet their needs and provide a single supplier to deliver a competitive edge. The expansion of CStore Essentials’ tobacco loyalty solution goes beyond tobacco scan data and leverages PDI Marketing Cloud Solutions’ loyalty capabilities to give independently operated c-stores all the tools they need to run their business and deliver offers to the end-consumer.

Here’s how the CStore Essentials tobacco loyalty solution benefits single-site stores:


  • Connects with existing point-of-sale systems through its loyalty host to manage all transactions, data, and reporting compliance directly with tobacco manufacturers
  • Connects customers’ purchase data and unique loyalty ID
  • Enables tobacco rebates from manufacturers through automated scan data reporting
  • Allows consumers to enjoy tobacco discounts using their phone number or alternate loyalty ID
  • Automatically passes on savings to consumers

“Independent operators make up a significant portion of the c-store industry, but their needs are often overlooked,” said Jamie Hudson, senior vice president and general manager, Offers and Insights, PDI. By combining tobacco loyalty and store operations software, PDI is once again demonstrating its commitment to delivering the value and capabilities single-site operators need to thrive in today’s competitive market.”

CStore Essentials is already in use at over 5,000 sites across the U.S. It is widely popular for its intuitive interface, easy-to-use tools, and mobile app that provides access to real-time activity, tracking, and store-level reporting. For more information about CStore Essentials’ tobacco loyalty solution, visit https://www.pdicstoreessentials.com/tobacco-loyalty.