Menu Labeling Legislation Gets House Committee Nod

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Menu Labeling Legislation Gets House Committee Nod Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act is cleared for full consideration. By www.csnews.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee passed H.R. 2017, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015, in a bipartisan vote of 36 to 12 on Wednesday. Reps. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) introduced the bill. “We thank committee members and their leadership for advancing legislation that truly meets the objectives of the menu-labeling law without burdening convenience store owners and adding to costs to their operations,” stated Lyle Beckwith, senior vice president of …

Sobeys Store Debuts Canada’s 1st Nutella Café

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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 with Nutella and premium hot beverages. “At Sobeys, we aim to surprise and delight customers through extraordinary, unique and unparalleled experiences, and our Nutella Café does just that,” noted Mary …

Industry Views: In Pursuit of Process

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Industry Views: In Pursuit of Process CSP Magazine, September 2015 By Ed Burcher, President, Burcher Consulting Since starting my consulting business two years ago, I have logged quite a few miles across America and, by default, lots of meals on the road. By my hotel statements, I have spent more than 160 nights at the two chains I stay with most often. With only one of these having an in-house food offer (which is merely an enhanced Starbucks in the lobby), I eat the majority of my food as takeout or eat-in—in the car, that is. While I am not …

NACS, SIGMA Praise Menu-Labeling Legislation

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NACS, SIGMA Praise Menu-Labeling Legislation Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act offers less-burdensome approach Published in CSP Daily News WASHINGTON — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) hailed legislation introduced today in the U.S. Senate, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (S. 2217), as a thoughtful approach to providing the necessary flexibility and understanding of convenience store foodservice operations. A provision included in the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March 2010, calls for a national, uniform nutrition-disclosure standard for foodservice establishments. Regulations implementing this provision, finalized by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in …

Convenience Store News names Abierto Networks Product of the Day!

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Convenience Store News names Abierto Networks Menu Labeling Services Product of the Day! C-store retailers can comply with regulations quickly, efficiently. Abierto Networks introduced a new suite of services developed to assist convenience store retailers who are working to comply with the mandated Food & Drug Administration menu labeling regulations. The offering includes Referrals to Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists, Design Consultation & Creative Services for FDA-Compliant Menus, and Nutritional Informational Kiosks. This new suite of services is designed to supplement Abierto’s extensive line of Digital Menu and Interactive Engagement Kiosk technology solutions. According to the company, the goal is to …

Getting on Board With Menu Labeling

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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 reach full compliance in time. To help c-store owners make sense of the rules and make sure they don’t miss anything, Doug Kantor, partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, walked through …

Abierto Networks Introduces New Suite of FDA Menu Labeling Compliance Services

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Abierto Networks Introduces New Suite of FDA Menu Labeling Compliance Services Eliot, ME October 7, 2015 – Abierto Networks announced today the introduction of a new suite of services developed to assist Convenience Store and Convenience Foodservice Retailers who are working to comply with the recently-mandated FDA Menu Labeling regulations in advance of the December 2016 compliance deadline. The new service offering includes Referrals to Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists, as well as Design Consultation & Creative Services for FDA-Compliant Menus and Nutritional Informational Kiosks. These new offerings are designed to supplement Abierto’s extensive line of Digital Menu …

How Foodservice Can Digest New Technology

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FSTEC panel discusses pitfalls, challenges of “eating IT” Published in CSP Daily News By Angel Abcede, Senior Editor/Content Development Coordinator, CSP WASHINGTON — With technology poised to reinvent everything from food ordering to customer-staff interaction, an executive-level panel at the opening general session of Winsight’s FSTEC conference discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the foodservice industry. Assembled with multiple departments in mind, executives representing roles such as CEO, marketing, operations, information technology (IT) and human resources squared off on topics ranging from integration to customer relationship management (CRM) at the annual FSTEC foodservice technology conference. “We’re drowning in data and …

Abierto Networks Earns Ranking as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in U.S. by Inc. Magazine

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August, 10th, 2015 – Abierto Networks announced today that it was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine. The Company ranking was number 1635 out of the 5000 companies listed, and its three-year Revenue Growth Rate was 310%. For 34 years, Inc. Magazine has identified the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. On average, the companies on this prestigious list have grown almost six-fold over the past three years. Famous alumni of this list include Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, GoPro, Timberland, Clif Bar, Patagonia and Oracle. In addition to Abierto, the 2015 …

Nine Maine firms make Inc. 5000 list for fast growth

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By Staff Reports http://www.pressherald.com Nine companies based in Maine have made Inc. magazine’s latest list of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately owned firms in the nation. The top-ranked Maine company is Lewiston-based Argo Marketing Group, at No. 674 on the Inc. 5000 list. It had a three-year growth rate of 669 percent and 2014 revenue of $13.8 million, the magazine said. Scarborough-based MuniciPay landed at No. 833 with three-year growth of 531 percent, and Portland-based Vets First Choice was ranked No. 845 with 526 percent growth. The other Maine companies on the list are Apothecary by Design (No. 1,122), Abierto Networks …