Abierto Team Attends FARE Conference

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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 reviews from a variety of food and tech industry conference attendees. FDA Menu Regulation Panel Discussion Photo Credit: CSP Business Media In the morning of the 24th, President of Abierto …

McDonald’s has a new competitor no one is talking about

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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 like the food,” Greenwald said. “They’re also very convenient for families and have a one-stop shop advantage.” And unlike Chipotle, which is much more expensive than McDonald’s, gas stations are …

Abierto Networks Presenter at the Business Innovation and Growth Showcase

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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 the unique and fast paced PechaKuchaTM format, along with the other presenters. The evening provided attendees with a very entertaining and creative environment to learn more about start-up companies across …

Abierto Networks Hires Marketing Director

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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 proven track record in product management, brand management and marketing across many industries. We are excited to have her as part of our team.” Most recently, Jamie was the Senior …

Maine Venture Fund Selects Abierto Networks as Leadership Team of the Year

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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 those investments, not just through the financial returns to the Fund but through the growth of interesting, skilled, exciting jobs that provide good benefits, connect employees financially to the success …

#CONNECTsummit14: Marketers should opt in to text as key mobile messaging channel

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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 Levzow, director of digital e-commerce for Wingstop. “That includes when they are taking a shower. So being able to talk to them, communicate with them and push notify them while …

C-stores vs. Grocers vs. Restaurants

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From: http://www.csnews.com By Angela Hanson, Convenience Store News As foodservice evolves, different channels become competitors. NEW YORK – With every passing day, fresh prepared food offerings are growing in consumer popularity and sales. As the category heats up, how is its explosive growth affecting convenience stores, supermarkets and restaurants? Industry insiders explored this question during Wednesday’s webinar, “Grocers, C-stores & Restaurants Fight for Prepared Foods Share.” Hosted by Bloomberg LP, the webinar’s speakers included Convenience Store News Editorial Director Don Longo; Nielsen’s Sarah Schmansky, director of retail programs, the perishables group; and Wade Hanson, principal, Technomic Inc. “It should really be no surprise …

Stewart’s Shops Select Abierto’s Digital Signage Platform

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Industry-leading retailer expands its in-store digital messaging strategy to reach more consumers across its network of convenience stores. Eliot, ME – May 10th, 2014 – Abierto Networks announced today that its Award-Winning Digital Signage Solution has been selected by Stewart’s Shops, and is currently being deployed, at store locations throughout Upstate New York. “Stewart’s Shops has great internal competence for digital and video advertising.  Abierto’s ability to provide a purpose-built solution that Stewart’s can operate and manage independently was a key decision factor for this client.  We are very pleased that we were able to provide them …