Sobeys Store Debuts Canada’s 1st Nutella Café

Sobeys Store Debuts Canada’s 1st Nutella Café Samples available at grand opening from progressivegrocer.com November 13, 2015, 04:22 pm Canada’s inaugural Nutella Café has opened at Sobeys Inc.’s newly renovated Spadina Sobeys Urban Fresh store in Toronto. Customers to the store-within-a-store can now purchase various pastries and artisan breads made with the iconic hazelnut spread, including bombe, aragosta, zeppole, pizelle and all-butter croissants and danishes, along with fresh made-to-order crêpes…

Getting on Board With Menu Labeling

Compliance with FDA regulation requires an eye for detail from retailers. October 12, 2015, 02:13 pm By Angela Hanson, Convenience Store News LAS VEGAS — The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation on menu labeling has been an important issue for restaurants, convenience stores and other retailers for months now, but even with implementation delayed to December 2016, there’s still a great deal for operators to do in order to…

McDonald’s has a new competitor no one is talking about

By Ashley Lutz, http://www.businessinsider.com Everyone is talking about how fast-casual chains like Chipotle and Five Guys are stealing McDonald’s customers. But there’s another huge competitor no one is talking about. Gas station/convenience store businesses like Sheetz are taking market share from the fast food giant, Michelle Greenwald, a marketing professor at Columbia Business School, told Business Insider. “Gas stations like Sheetz have gone through the effort to make sure people…

Abierto Networks Presenter at the Business Innovation and Growth Showcase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2014 – Abierto Networks was honored to be selected as one of the presenters for the 2014 Business Innovation and Growth Showcase. The event was held at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine on November 12, 2014. The showcase was hosted by Blackstone Accelerates Growth and Midcoast Magnet, in partnership with Juice Conference 4.0. Rick Sales, President of Abierto Networks gave his presentation in…

Abierto Networks Hires Marketing Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELIOT, MAINE, November 12, 2014 – Abierto Networks, LLC, a provider of Digital Marketing Solutions and High Speed Payment Technologies for the North American Convenience Service and Fuel Retail industries today announced that it has hired Jamie Carpentier as Marketing Director. Jamie’s primary responsibilities will include overseeing marketing strategy, brand management, advertising and public relations. Rick Sales, President said, “Jamie is a highly accomplished executive with a…

Maine Venture Fund Selects Abierto Networks as Leadership Team of the Year

September 29th, 2014 On Monday September 22nd, nearly eighty Maine entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals gathered to recognize the accomplishments of the twenty-six Maine Venture Fund (“MVF”) portfolio companies. It was an inspiring evening filled with networking, collaboration, conversation, and special recognition for three impressive Maine companies. “The Maine Venture Fund mission is a dual one; profitably invest in Maine based companies, and contribute to the prosperity of Maine through…

#CONNECTsummit14: Marketers should opt in to text as key mobile messaging channel

From: retailcustomerexperience.com – August 28, 2014 When it comes to building relationships with hardcore fans, marketers shouldn’t overlook the original mobile messaging channel: text. Text is valuable as a marketing channel for a number of reasons, according to a panel of speakers at the recent CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit. “More than 90 percent of people aren’t more than two feet away from their phone at any time,” said panelist Erin…

C-stores vs. Grocers vs. Restaurants

From: http://www.csnews.com By Angela Hanson, Convenience Store News As foodservice evolves, different channels become competitors. NEW YORK – With every passing day, fresh prepared food offerings are growing in consumer popularity and sales. As the category heats up, how is its explosive growth affecting convenience stores, supermarkets and restaurants? Industry insiders explored this question during Wednesday’s webinar, “Grocers, C-stores & Restaurants Fight for Prepared Foods Share.” Hosted by Bloomberg LP, the…