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3 Ways Retailers Can Unlock New Levels of Customer Engagement in 2023

The beginning of the year is a time of great momentum and in our evolving industry, you always have to be prepared for what’s coming down the pipeline.  We’ve seen a significant shift in retailers using technology to create more … Read More

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Don’t Let Inflation Deflate Restaurant Profits – 3 Tips To Build Customer Loyalty

With a volatile stock market, soaring inflation, and a looming recession, consumers are scrutinizing what’s a want versus a need. Unfortunately for the foodservice industry, eating out is one of the first luxuries that price-conscious consumers cross off their lists.  … Read More

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Out of Their Car & Into Your Door: How C-Stores Keep Customers Coming Back

C-stores give the modern shopper precisely what they want: convenience. Literally, that’s what the “C” stands for. Delighting convenience-obsessed consumers propelled many shops out of financially bleak pandemic times. In 2021, c-store gross profits jumped 4.7% year-over-year to nearly $120 … Read More

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Spread Good Cheer & Good Deals – 5 Ways Retailers Can Capture Holiday Revenues

Holiday shoppers aren’t letting a turbulent economy steal this season’s cheer. With inflation rates that haven’t been this high in 40 years, 83% of consumers plan to adjust their holiday shopping to account for the state of the economy — … Read More

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The Restaurant Industry Reimagined — 3 Top Takeaways from FSTEC 2022

The greatest tech innovations of today mold the restaurants of tomorrow – which is why the Sparkfly team was so excited to head to Grapevine, Texas, for FSTEC 2022. This premier food-tech event focused on how technology and restaurants connect, … Read More

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Customized Restaurant Apps Done Right Drive Revenues

Inflation, gas prices, a lack of consumer confidence…oh my! Restaurants are in the middle of a perfect storm as they continue to recover from the pandemic, tackle today’s uncertainty, and of course, work tirelessly to attract and retain loyal customers. … Read More

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4 Ways to September-Proof Your Restaurant’s Bottom Line

Fall is right around the corner with its cooler weather and homemade soup. But, for the restaurant industry, bidding summer adieu can be a major bummer because all of that sunshine and free time is good for business. Tourism is … Read More

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Digital Ordering Demands Aren’t Going Anywhere – Can Your Restaurant Tech Handle Them?

The weight of COVID’s stay-in-place edicts could have completely crushed the restaurant industry — if not for the massive upswing in digital ordering innovation. From burritos to burgers and everything in between, brands that perfected their digital pivot with seamless … Read More

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The Rise of NFTs is Restaurants’ Newest Recipe for Success

Chipotle. McDonald’s. Panera. What do these large restaurant chains have in common? Aside from traditionally dominating market share, they have also entered the new digital frontier by embracing the metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as a part of their next-gen … Read More

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Recipe for Success: How Payment Solutions Are Expanding to Meet Both Brand and Consumer Needs

The rise of digital in every industry may have gotten a huge boost from the pandemic, but as we slowly put COVID behind us, it shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, the ease of seamless technology solutions — … Read More

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