Marketing to Millennials: “Story Selling” Is Key

Marketing to Millennials: “Story Selling” Is Key Brands must go beyond traditional tactics to connect with this key demographic. Published on www.qsrmagazine.com by Charles Wiedenhoft There’s a lot of buzz in almost every circle about the Millennial generation—those born between 1978 and 1995—and for good reason. They are spending money in a big way and, if you market to them right, they’ll spend it eating out. The numbers don’t lie.…

Menu Labeling Legislation Gets House Committee Nod

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…

Abierto Networks Introduces New Technical Support Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Abierto Networks Introduces New Technical Support Services Eliot, ME November 24, 2015 – Abierto Networks announced today the introduction of a new technical support plan to enhance current services developed to assist Paymentech, CFN, TCH, and Inbound only clients. Operations Manager Dan Marston says “Over the past 18 months we have been seeing an uptick in ‘off-hours’ support needs for our current fleet / non-credit card customers.”…

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…

Industry Views: In Pursuit of Process

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…

NACS, SIGMA Praise Menu-Labeling Legislation

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,…

Convenience Store News names Abierto Networks Product of the Day!

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…

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…

Abierto Networks Expands Web Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Abierto Networks Expands Web Site Eliot, ME – October 9, 2015 – Abierto Networks announced today the launching of a new page within its web site dedicated to sharing White Papers, Infographics and other Documents that provide information and best practices related to its many Retail Consumer Engagement Technologies. Rick Sales, President of Abierto said, “Many companies define success by strict sales or financial metrics, and while…

Abierto Networks Introduces New Suite of FDA Menu Labeling Compliance Services

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…