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Restaurant ​Show Reveals Sweet Opportunities for C-Stores

As always, the annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show serves as a great forum to see the latest and greatest. This year did not disappoint.  There were numerous new products that I saw that could easily be utilized within the convenience store channel. These products included appetizers, grab-and-go items, entrees, and desserts. Other items such as Italian wood fired crusts and flatbreads would be tremendous as a platform for new snack, sandwich and pizza-type offerings. There c ...
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Foodservice and Financial Services - How Customers are Engaging Part 1 of 2

Impact 21's Steve Patterson reveals how customers are now engaging in Foodservice and Financial Services. Steve serves as a Principal Consultant with expertise in Payment Methods, Point of Sale Implementation, Technology Infrastructure, Enterprise Integration, Financial Accounting & Analysis. Part 1 of 2 POS systems have dramatically changed over the past few years—or at least they should have. Aside from PCI compliance, what new features and functions are in demand by retailer ...
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All Signs Point (Again) to Foodservice

Rob Gallo authors article for Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Store Association Magazine Check Us Out! Spring 2017 Edition. Source: Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Store Association Big name-brand retail stores are closing. Names like The Limited and Sports Authority will soon be forgotten while other stores like American Eagle Outfitters, Macy’s, Office Depot and Sears will continue to shrink their footprint. With a massive consumer shift from store to e-commerce sales, big retailers ...
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Insights from NRF - More Solution Options for C-Stores

A recent visit to the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) conference yielded some positive insights for convenience stores. EXPO visits and discussions with several service providers indicated that many companies are pushing hard to adjust their models in order to become a better fit for the c-store channel. 
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The Least Surprising Announcement in Payments, with Some Surprising Possibilities

The announcement by MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange) regarding the suspension of its CurrentC® mobile payments platform was met with little fanfare last week, as most in the payments space have been expecting this announcement even sooner than it came. The handwriting has been on the wall for several years. A few factors have played a part: The use of QR code versus NFC technology The acquisition of its white label technology platform (Paydiant) by PayPal The privacy issues ...
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