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

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…

Nine Maine firms make Inc. 5000 list for fast growth

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…

Will tablets replace traditional kiosks?

By Bradley Cooper, http://www.kioskmarketplace.com What is a kiosk anyway? Traditionally speaking, a kiosk was a large enclosure with a screen. Now tablets have entered the kiosk market, and many manufacturers and businesses alike have seen the appeal. However, simply because a tool is new and innovative does not make it ideal for every situation. Every tool has its pros and cons when it comes to design and functionality. Tablet kiosks…

FDA Menu Regulation Compliance extended to December 2016

This last week the US Food and Drug Administration postponed the implementation of its regulations on required menu regulations until December of 2016. This comes as a relief to the chain c-stores and restaurants that were currently scrambling to make their menus compliant. Regardless of this postponement, it is important for convenience stores with food service to be ready for the changes to menu labeling when the regulations take effect…

Abierto Team Attends FARE Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2015 — From June 22 to June 24, 2015, four members of the Abierto Team traveled south to Nashville, Tennessee to participate at the 2015 FARE Conference. As sponsors of the conference, Abierto created an interactive kiosk platform to assist with registration, food competition voting, and mobile postcard awareness. In addition, the Team brought a booth focusing on our digital signage services that garnered rave…

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…