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Ditka to Headline The Car Wash Show

“With a dynamic speaker like Mike Ditka, you’re sure to walk away energized and ready to put your knowledge into action,” says ICA CEO. The International Carwash Association (ICA) has announced NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka as the keynote speaker for The Car Wash Show 2012. The world’s largest car wash convention and trade

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iSIGN, ADCENTRICITY, Team to Target Customers

Partnership drives customer engagement at point of decision at MAC’s convenience stores. Deepening its long-term relationship selling the Mac’s Couche-Tard digital network with a combined offering with iSIGN, ADCENTRICITY now provides retailers with the first-ever end-to-end value solution. iSIGN Media Solutions Inc., a provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and

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MSA Appoints Herleman as VP of IT Strategy and Innovation

Management Science Associates, Inc., the acknowledged leader in data management, integration and analysis in the consumer goods, media and metals industries, has appointment Karl E. Herleman as vice president of information technology strategy and innovation for its Information Management Solutions (IMS) Division, which is focused on consumer goods and services. Herleman previously worked as CIO

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Mac’s Rolls Out iSIGN Antennas

Mac’s uses  iSIGN technology to gauge message effectiveness and drive ROI. Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc. has expanded its partnership with iSIGN Media Solutions Inc., a provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions, to install iSIGN antennas is approximately 900 additional locations. iSIGN IMS systems are already in place at approximately 500 Mac’s outlets, and mobile interactions

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McIntosh Group To Provide ADA Compliance Tools For NACS Members

NACS and McIntosh are developing industry-specific programs to help NACS members meet ADA responsibilities. NACS has selected The McIntosh Group to provide its members with access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility compliance tools. The agreement provides NACS members with access to customized and specific solutions using McIntosh’s existing branded offer. “The McIntosh Group

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Eco-Friendly Refrigeration

Freeaire designs and manufactures commercial cooling and refrigeration systems that harness cold, outdoor air to achieve up to a 50% increase in efficiency. Freeaire’s solutions revolve around the notion that the best energy savings is energy not used. Accordingly, Freeaire systems are designed to eliminate virtually all excess energy usage in any particular cooling application.

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Don’t Settle for Employee Mediocrity

Training and preparing employees for advancement is one proven method for attracting and retaining these talented workers.  By Mel Kleiman, Contributing Editor. In the course of my more than 25 year’s of consulting and professional speaking work about how to recruit, select and retain the best frontline employees, I have identified one common case of

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Marathon, Alliance Data Sign Credit Card Agreement

Alliance Data to provide private label and co-branded credit and marketing services for a network of 5,100 independently-owned Marathon brand locations. Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) and Alliance Data Systems Corp., a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction data, have signed a new long-term agreement, through which Alliance will provide private label and

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Spinx Partners With PeopleMatter To Streamline HR Process

“This will create a dynamic experience that will carry our team members through the life-cycle of our organization from hiring to retire,” says Spinx CEO. Spinx has partnered with PeopleMatter, a comprehensive talent management solution provider for the service industry, which is set to help automate and streamline the HR processes for Spinx’s 66 locations

Generating Confidence

  Generac Power Systems introduces its new line of automatic standby generators. Thenew QT Series models, ranging in output from 15 to 150 kilowatts, have been designed specifically for commercial applications. All QT models feature sound attenuated enclosures to ensure quiet operation, as well as interior cooling fans and air passageways for maximum cooling effectiveness

Register Now for IRI’s 2010 Retail Summit

Innovation will differentiate the winners from the losers in this crowded retail marketplace. IRI’s Summit 2010 will enable retailers to identify innovative ways to use valuable insights to drive profitability and growth in the current economy, how to understand and predict shopper behavior across channels and geographies and learn best practices for profitable pricing and

Fighting Credit Card Costs

Is there relief ahead for exorbitant credit card fees? The answer is yes. But first, there’s a fight to be fought. According to NACS in Alexandria, Va., credit card payments have grown from 21% of transactions in 1995 to 49% today, with the trend expected to grow to more than 50% by next year. The

FDA Clarifies Tobacco Ban

Flavored products including cigarettes, RYO and loose tobaccos and rolling papers are no longer legal in U.S. stores; administration said it would look at “little cigars” and similar products on a “case-by-case basis.” The smoking lamp on the majority of flavored tobacco products sold in convenience stores has been extinguished, but the ruling has ignited

Vendors Help Prepaid Prosper

Prepaid services are revolutionizing the way customers do business today. From unbanked customers to students and others looking to reduce their outstanding debt, prepaid debit cards and bill pay services offer customers a payment solution without the drawback of monthly interest charges. Retailers agree that choosing a vendor that will work with your chain to

Getting More From Your POS

New electronic point-of-sale (POS) solutions are rolling out constantly, pushing retailers to make wise decisions based on their needs. Moreover, with PCI compliance nearing, finding the right solution can be more difficult. POS system owners typically use only a small fraction of the system’s capabilities, noted IBM global products executive Ralph Jacobson. “We did a

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