Social Media: Convenience Stores Playing Catch-Up

Restaurant, drug chains outpace c-stores in digital engagement, study says MINNEAPOLIS — On any number of digital fronts–from e-mails to website visits–convenience stores appear to be trailing other retail channels in communicating directly with consumers, according to a recent study by a major consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturer. In an online study of 360 c-store shoppers aged 18 to 64, c-stores lagged behind in connecting with consumers via texts, alerts,…

Susser: Pump Island Not Key to Boosting Inside Traffic

Oil Express – News Alert 2013-11-06 01:00:22 EST While many in the industry ponder just how to get more fuel customers into their convenience stores, publicly held Susser Holdings Corp., of Houston, isn’t worried about it. Because of the installation of card readers at the pump islands, industry research has shown two-thirds or more of the fuel customers just gas up and go without making an additional purchase. However, Sam…

Digital signage provides ambiance and marketing enhancements

From qsrweb.com October 17, 2013 – Alicia Kelso Digital signage has been around for about 20 years, but now consumers are seeing it 10 to 20 times a day. This ubiquity means they’re starting to expect digital content and restaurant operators should take advantage of its abundance of benefits, according to Craig Rathbun, director of Philips Commercial Signage, North America. “The most unique thing about the digital market is content.…

Bringing Genuine Loyalty to Loyalty Programs

Published in CSP Daily News October 31st, 2013 Nearly third of consumers worried about safety of personal information CHICAGO — Enrollment in loyalty programs is on the rise across all retail categories, but soaring participation in retailer loyalty programs does not necessarily translate to “genuine” loyalty and relevant communications are increasingly essential in loyalty engagement; however, recent Mintel research finds that consumers are also concerned about privacy when weighing whether…

Abierto Networks helps Fight Hunger with NACS Promotion Benefiting FeedingAmerica.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For every Abierto Mobile Coupon redeemed at Abierto’s booth #3632, Abierto will make a donation to America’s food banks via FeedingAmerica.org Eliot, ME – October 13, 2013 – Abierto Networks announced today that it has partnered with FeedingAmerica.org in support of National Food Bank week (Oct. 13 – 19), to raise awareness and funds for this important initiative. Retailers attending the National Association of Convenience Stores’ Annual…

Mobile Club Cards Now Part of Abierto’s Mobile Loyalty Solution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mobile Club Cards from Abierto are cost effective, prevent fraud, and allow you to reward your customers’ loyal buying behavior right on their smartphone. Eliot, ME – October 11, 2013 – Abierto Networks announced today that it has expanded the functionality of its Award-Winning Mobile Loyalty Solution to include supports for Mobile Club Cards distributed directly to consumers smartphones. Retailers have traditionally used paper punch cards to…

Abierto Introduces e-Cigarette Informational Kiosk at NACS 2013 Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Help consumers learn about e-Cigarette brands and the models available to them at your store and increase your sales in this growing, profitable category Eliot, ME – October 10, 2013 – Abierto Networks announced today that it will be demonstrating its new e-Cigarette interactive kiosk at the National Association of Convenience Stores annual trade show, booth #3632. The e-Cigarette Kiosk leverages touch-screen functionality to allow consumers to…

New 8100 Series IP Converter Incorporates 3G Wireless Technology with PA-DSS Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Our new 8100 Series IP Converters support all industry POS platforms and major payment processors with fast and secure transaction processing in a single-box solution. Eliot, ME – October 4, 2013 – Abierto Networks announced today the release of a new series of IP Converters that incorporate imbedded commercial 3G modems from all major wireless carriers.  The 8100-Series IP Converters deliver High Speed transaction processing to retail…

Abierto Networks Hires Operations Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELIOT, MAINE, September 18, 2013 – Abierto Networks, LLC, a provider of Digital Marketing Solutions and High Speed Payment Technologies for the North American Convenience Store and Fuel Retail industry, today announced that it has hired Dan Marston as Operations Manager. Dan’s primary responsibilities will include overseeing product and systems configuration, technical support, inventory management, quality assurance and shipping/receiving. Dan was most recently Product Manager – Fuel…

Two-Thirds of C-stores Expect Higher 2013 Foodservice Sales

From: www.csnews.com Two-Thirds of C-stores Expect Higher 2013 Foodservice Sales Aug 14, 2013 By Tammy Mastroberte JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Almost two-thirds of convenience store operators — chains and single-store owners — expect to see their foodservice sales increase by the end of this year, up slightly from 2012, according to the Convenience Store News 2013 Foodservice Study. This number jumps to 75 percent for chains alone. CSNews conducted its…