Abierto Networks Hosts Open House for New Office in York, ME

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For Immediate Release York, ME – November 13th, 2017 – Abierto Networks hosted an open house for it’s new 5,000 square foot office located in York, ME.  Since moving from the Eliot, ME location in May, Director of Operations, Dan Marston, has made many building upgrades to meet the needs of the company. “The largest project completed was the addition of a shared lounge area for employees to collaborate and also to hold quarterly company meetings. The shared space is outfitted with couches, chairs, and tables for a variety of work areas,” Marston described. Read More  

FDA Commissioner Issues Statement on Menu Labeling

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As reported in NACS, The Agency reiterated its role in ensuring Americans have access to clear and consistent nutrition information. August 28, 2017 ​WASHINGTON – On Friday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a statement from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D, on the agency’s role in menu labeling. Below is the statement in its entirety. “As a doctor, father and the head of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, I believe that everyone is entitled to the information they need to make informed decisions about the food they eat. We serve as the nation’s expert on food labeling, which is …


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As reported in NACS today, The associations hailed the city’s decision to wait until the federal compliance date as a victory. August 28, 2017 ​ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On Friday, NACS announced the lawsuit to prevent New York City from enforcing its menu-labeling regulations prior to the compliance date set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been settled. NACS filed the lawsuit, along with the New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS), the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), and the Restaurant Law Center, in July. The city agreed to wait until May 7, 2018—the federal compliance deadline—to enforce FDA menu-labeling …

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Abierto Networks Supplies Digital Menu Boards for TravelCenters of America’s Locations Nationwide

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For Immediate Release York, ME- August, 4th 2017- Abierto Networks announced today that it has successfully installed over 1,000 Digital Menu Boards at TravelCenters of America, LLC (TA)   locations across the United States.  Abierto’s supplier partnership with TA has assisted the retailer in upgrading their digital menu board presence in the company’s TA, Petro Stopping Centers and  Minit Mart branded store locations. The remotely and centrally managed network of Digital Menus also serve as a promotional platform; influencing consumer buyer behavior with high-impact food photography, vibrant colors, and eye-catching animations. Rick Sales, president of Abierto Networks stated “We are honored …

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As reported in NACS today, Joint lawsuit seeks to block New York City from overriding FDA’s calorie labeling on menus. July 17, 2017 ​NEW YORK – NACS, the New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS), Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Restaurant Law Center (RLC) have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to stop New York City from prematurely enforcing menu labeling rules requiring calorie and nutrient information prior to a May 2018 compliance date established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The lawsuit claims that New York’s premature …


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“Sheetz For The Kidz is an amazing program that brings together Sheetz employees, vendors and friends to help children in need. Abierto is a proud supporter of the Sheetz For The Kidz program and we thank everyone at Sheetz for giving us the opportunity to help bring happiness and hope to young children in America.” Rick Sales, Abierto President ALTOONA, Pa., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — For the past 25 years Sheetz For The Kidz (SFTK) has set out to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children within the communities in which Sheetz operates. SFTK is an employee driven 501 (c)(3) charitable organization …

Convenience Stores..the new fast food?

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The new fast food? Convenience stores add hot, cheap options By Candice Choi | AP May 1 As reported in the Washington Post NEW YORK — Saying “convenience store food” may make people think of spinning hot dogs by the counter, but places like 7-Eleven are expanding their hot food offerings in hopes of stealing customers away from fast-food chains.The push by convenience stores into hot, fast, affordable foods is just one of the pressures facing chains like Burger King, Wendy’s and Taco Bell. The traditional fast-food chains are also fighting for customers with smaller restaurant chains, and with supermarkets that offer …

FDA Delays Menu Labeling Enforcement

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FDA Delays Menu-Labeling Enforcement Originally published by NACS Daily May 2, 2017 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed a pre-publication version of an interim final rule that extends the compliance date of the agency’s final menu-labeling rule until May 7, 2018. In addition to the delay, FDA requests comments on how the agency may reduce the regulatory burden on retailers and alternative approaches for labeling self-service foods, other methods for providing calorie disclosure other than on the menu itself, and criteria for distinguishing between a menu and other information such as an advertisement. The interim …

Abierto Networks Partners With Eby-Brown for Digital Menus

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ABIERTO NETWORKS PARTNERS WITH EBY-BROWN York, ME- April 27, 2017- Abierto Networks announced today that it will be partnering with Eby-Brown, a lead supplier in the convenience store industry. Abierto Networks is leveraging their expertise in the digital marketing industry to assist Eby-Brown in offering turnkey menu board systems to their retailers. The menu board product is geared toward individual retailers who are too busy to go through the full menu creation process. Both Eby-Brown and Abierto Networks are eager to start menu deployment in many Eby-Brown retail locations. “The Eby-Brown team is awesome!” said Rick Sales, …