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Impactful Insights

Hungry for Improvement in Your Foodservice Business? Part 1 of 2

Learn how C-Store foodservice is adapting to our changing culture.  Jerald Barrett, Principal Consultant with Impact 21, shares his insights on the evolving foodservice role within the convenience store channel. In what ways is the foodservice landscape is changing rapidly. How, and in what ways? Today’s consumer is more knowledgeable about food than ever before. This knowledge can come from exposure to foods from around the world, the countless cooking shows, or the ga ...
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Restaurant ​Show Reveals Sweet Opportunities for C-Stores

As always, the annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show serves as a great forum to see the latest and greatest. This year did not disappoint.  There were numerous new products that I saw that could easily be utilized within the convenience store channel. These products included appetizers, grab-and-go items, entrees, and desserts. Other items such as Italian wood fired crusts and flatbreads would be tremendous as a platform for new snack, sandwich and pizza-type offerings. There c ...
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Foodservice & Financial Services - How Customers Engage Part 2 of 2

Take a look at how customers are engaging in Foodservice and Financial Services. Retailers are often unaware of how NFC works. It is worth a look at alternatives to your current provider, bank, or brand. 
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Foodservice and Financial Services - How Customers are Engaging Part 1 of 2

Impact 21's Steve Patterson reveals how customers are now engaging in Foodservice and Financial Services. Steve serves as a Principal Consultant with expertise in Payment Methods, Point of Sale Implementation, Technology Infrastructure, Enterprise Integration, Financial Accounting & Analysis. Part 1 of 2 POS systems have dramatically changed over the past few years—or at least they should have. Aside from PCI compliance, what new features and functions are in demand by retailer ...
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All Signs Point (Again) to Foodservice

Rob Gallo authors article for Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Store Association Magazine Check Us Out! Spring 2017 Edition. Source: Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Store Association Big name-brand retail stores are closing. Names like The Limited and Sports Authority will soon be forgotten while other stores like American Eagle Outfitters, Macy’s, Office Depot and Sears will continue to shrink their footprint. With a massive consumer shift from store to e-commerce sales, big retailers ...
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