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 Expands Web Site

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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 this is very important to us as well, we believe that an important measure of our success is also how we add value to our clients’ experience. Our goal with …

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 …

Abierto Networks to Showcase Line-up of Interactive Engagement Kiosks at the NACS 2015 Show

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Abierto Networks to Showcase Line-up of Interactive Engagement Kiosks at the NACS 2015 Show Eliot, ME October 5, 2015 – Abierto Networks announced today that it will showcase its line-up of Remotely Managed, Interactive Engagement Kiosks at this year’s NACS Show in Las Vegas, NV. Featuring Touch-screen devices with screen sizes from 10 inches to 16 inches, the new line-up of kiosks delivers customizable functionality, localization of content, data collection as well as API-based interfaces to external business systems. “Technology continues to redefine the way retail businesses interact with consumers at an ever-increasing pace, and convenience store …

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 to Exhibit at NACS Show – October 10-14, 2015 – Booth #4601

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Event: NACS Show Booth #4601 Location: Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV Date: October 10th – 14th, 2015 Increase consumer revisits, and capitalize on up sell & cross sell opportunities with Digital Marketing Solutions from Abierto Networks. Deploy Digital Menus and Digital Signage to increase Food Service sales and focus consumers on promotional items. Invite consumers back with Mobile Coupons, Club Cards and Promotions to their cell phones. Keep consumers and employees up to date with touchscreen Engagement kiosks. Menu design, Ad Content, Networking, FDA Compliance, and more. Abierto can help! Visit our booth to learn more. Also, check …

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 …

Will tablets replace traditional kiosks?

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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 are no exception to this rule. One major reason tablet kiosks are becoming popular is related to price. For example, traditional display kiosks can be quite expensive. “The price point …

FDA Menu Regulation Compliance extended to December 2016

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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 next year. The new federal regulations require caloric information for menu boards at the point of purchase, statements about caloric consumption, and other information on menu boards for convenience store …