New Study Evaluates Consumer Behaviors, Attitudes toward “Social Commerce”

-Research Examines Popularity of “Group-Buying Sites”, Location-Based Apps- From Shop.org: http://www.shop.org/press/20110527 Washington, May 27, 2011 – Shoppers are willing to interact with retailers through a variety of social networks and retailers have limitless opportunities to capitalize on the momentum, according to the 2011 Social Commerce Study, a joint research project by Shop.org, comScore and Social Shopping Labs. The report, which evaluates shopping directly influenced by social media, polled 1787 adult…

Report: More than a third of U.S. adults now own smartphones

By Amy Gahran, special to CNN Editor’s note: Amy Gahran writes about mobile tech for CNN.com. She is a San Francisco Bay Area writer and media consultant whose blog, Contentious.com, explores how people communicate in the online age. (CNN) — According to a new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 35% of U.S. adults own a smartphone. Since 83% of U.S. adults own a cell phone of…

Purpose-Driven Coffee

As seen in: CSP Daily News, July 7, 2011 Coffee, dispensed beverage consumers are high-frequency buyers; represent 68% more visits HOUSTON — Getting a cup of coffee or another dispensed beverage is the single-minded mission of many high-frequency convenience store visitors, and often they will grab a donut or something else to go with it, according to c-store research by The NPD Group. NPD’s Convenience Store Monitor, which tracks the…

Loyalty Programs Not Always Winners

A new study finds that reward cards might not work for some companies. TORONTO – Most companies view loyalty programs as a way to keep current customers coming back again and again. But a new study discovered that reward cards might not always work, Marketing Daily reports. Ryerson University professor Saeed Zolfaghari, who directs the school’s industrial engineering program, found that loyalty programs have little research to back up claims…

Retailers Embrace Value

MARIETTA, Ga. – Rising food and gasoline costs, plus a somewhat unstable job market, have families from all economic levels, including the more well-to-do, are looking harder than ever at value when shopping. Retailers from 7-Eleven to Walmart are finding ways to provide more value to their customers, USA Today reports. Click here for full NACS News Story

Cenex Convenience Store Buyers Fair 2011

Abierto Networks will be exhibiting at the Cenex Convenience Store Buyers Fair 2011. June 21 – Bloomington, MN Exclusive Cenex Event – You’re invited to attend an exclusive event for Cenex branded marketers. The Cenex Convenience Store 2011 Buyers Fair: Driving Better Business provides an opportunity for your company to meet and interact with industry suppliers while discovering new products and services. Best of all, exhibiting vendors are offering discounts…

Abierto Networks’ Digital Marketing Platform Once Again Voted Most Exciting New Product by NACStech 2011 Attendees

Last week at NACStech, retailers voted for the most exciting products and companies found at the expo. Eliot, ME – May 26th, 2011 – Abierto Networks announced today that its Digital Marketing Platform was once again selected as one of the top 3 new products exhibited at this year’s NACStech show in Las Vegas. Attendees chose from more than 100 exhibiting companies, with the winning resluts revealed today by NACS.…

Toss the Scissors, Coupons Have Gone Mobile

Please join Abierto Network’s President, Rick Sales, and his panel as the discuss how convenience retailers are beginning to successfully use electronic coupons as part of their marketing, advertising and promotional activities. Hear issues and opportunities associated with deploying and using mobile couponing, social media and digital signage. When: Tuesday, May 17, 9:00 am – 10:00 am Where: Mirage Las Vegas – Room: Montego B-C-D We hope to see you…