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Valitor research helps restaurants as they reopen to exceed customer expectations

3rd July 2020: Payments solutions company Valitor has created a list of key recommendations which could help restaurants and bars exceed customer expectations when they reopen tomorrow. With restaurant and bar owners currently developing safe ways of working and selling for their businesses, the critical question is, will diners return and how will they choose their restaurant? Valitor worked with market insight company Context Consulting to interview 2006 people across the UK about their dining... Source: RealWire

Subway in the hot seat: Chickens will besiege corporate headquarters in Amsterdam

Berlin, 7 February 2020 - One hundred oversized fierce chickens will besiege Subway's European headquarters at Prinsengracht 13 in Amsterdam on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. With this "revolt of the chickens", animal rights activists are protesting against the fact that the sandwich company sells meat from chickens that are kept under cruel conditions. They will hand over almost 130,000 signatures for a petition against the company. In the afternoon,... Source: RealWire

Sweet Success for Brandsmiths' Dessert Client

Seven figure settlement achieved during High Court trial Brandsmiths, the leading intellectual property law firm based in London and Manchester, recently settled a long-running High Court dispute regarding ownership of the desserts brand Heavenly Desserts. Brandsmiths acted for Nizam Mohamed, who launched Heavenly Desserts in 2008. On the second day of the seven-day High Court trial, Nizam Mohamed accepted an offer of a seven-figure settlement to transfer his rights in the Heavenly Desserts brand to... Source: RealWire

Super compact C650 provides hotels, restaurants and cafés with the flexibility to adapt to customer demands and market trends

World’s smallest high performance A4 colour printer provides speed, quality, reliability and ROI Egham, 10 November 2020 – OKI Europe Ltd has announced the launch of the new super compact C650. Available from January 2021, the C650 is the perfect A4 colour printer to support hotel, restaurant and café businesses (HoReCa), to create visual communications on an as-needed basis with a compact, easy-to-use device. The C650 delivers ROI while providing professional quality colour printing and... Source: RealWire

Survey reveals 86% of UK businesses expect cyber attacks to increase in next 12 months

Phishing attacks are regarded as the greatest cyber threat 15 July 2020: In a survey of UK cyber security, IT and business professionals, 86% of businesses expect cyber threats to increase over the next 12 months. The survey, commissioned by WatchGuard Technologies, also reveals that 44% of organisations have experienced a cyber attack over the last year – and alarmingly, another 11% either didn’t know, or were unsure whether they had been targeted. With the... Source: RealWire

New App visualizes the menu

A new App to support restaurants and their guests.A newly developed App for the visualization of menus supports the gastronome in the communication of its menus and sets new standards for customer friendliness in gastronomy! With the "VISYT App" the appetite comes before eating. The smartphone scans the QR code from the menu and visually displays the menu with all relevant information. The patents for this type of QR code recording have already been applied... Source: RealWire

Live data shows industries footfall down by 78% across North America due to Coronavirus outbreak

Purple has access to billions of presence footfall data points, 155 million users in over 185 countries and their expert data scientist team has constructed visual models of the impact that Coronavirus has had in North America. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Purple have developed a live dashboard, enabling people, businesses and economists to track the real-time impact COVID-19 is having on all industries across the globe. The enterprise-class WiFi analytics and wayfinding business have... Source: RealWire

Star launches unique POS printer with 5 Interfaces and Multiple Peripheral Hub Functionality at Restaurant and Bar Tech Live 2018

High Wycombe, UK, 20 September 2018 At Restaurant and Bar Tech Live 2018 (25 - 26 September 2018, ExCel, London), international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics will be demonstrating on Stand 2760 how it leads the field in POS innovation for hospitality with its latest launch of the first POS printer with 5 traditional and unique interfaces with multiple peripheral hub functionality. Star will be joined by a number of software and payment partners including... Source: RealWire

Subway president Mike Kehoe can become a hero

Amsterdam/Berlin, 23.9.2020 -- 22 animal protection groups from 16 European countries are carrying out a “hero’s wake-up call” to appeal to Mike Kehoe to help millions of animals. With the website www.KehoeBeAHero.com, they are prompting Subway’s new president for EMEA to implement higher animal welfare standards for chickens raised for meat in order for animal suffering to be reduced. The publishing of the website on September 23 at noon will be accompanied by various creative... Source: RealWire

METRO/MAKRO encourages people all over the world to order Christmas menu at a restaurant nearby

The wholesaler METRO/MAKRO has launched an extensive campaign on TV and online, which will be shown across the globe. METRO/MAKRO wants to support the gastronomy sector, while at the same time showing everyone an opportunity for a pleasant respite from the challenges of their everyday lives during lockdown. The objective of the global campaign “Give your kitchen a break” is to encourage as many people as possible to order their menu for this year’s festive... Source: RealWire

Purple enables seamless and secure, contactless collection of customer details for the UK hospitality sector

Using existing guest WiFi functionality, already used by more than 5,000 hospitality providers in the UK, venues can contactlessly collect contact details of their patrons and manage the data centrally in adherence to privacy and GDPR regulations. On Tuesday 23rd June the British Prime Minister announced that as of the 4th July, UK Pubs, bars, and restaurants could once again re-open to begin trading, in an effort to boost the struggling UK economy. These establishments... Source: RealWire

Visit Star Micronics at Kiosk Summit 2018 for an extensive range of Kiosk Printing Solutions

High Wycombe, UK, 25 September 2018 - At Kiosk Summit 2018 (27 September, Business Design Centre, London), Star Micronics, a leading installer of packaged and modular specialist kiosk printing solutions, will be exhibiting its wide range of industry-leading products alongside kiosks from Evoke Creative, Kiosks4Business, 10 Squared and imageHOLDERS for fast food ordering, hotel check-in, cinema ticketing and betting applications. With over thirty years’ experience in the kiosk industry and an unrivalled reputation for reliability,... Source: RealWire

Star Micronics showcases unique POS printer with 5 Interfaces and Multiple Peripheral Hub Functionality at The Restaurant Show 2018

High Wycombe, UK, 26 September 2018 - At The Restaurant Show 2018 (1 - 3 October 2018, Olympia, London), international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics will be demonstrating on Stand GM32 how it leads the field in POS innovation for hospitality with the first POS printer, mC-Print™, offering 5 traditional and unique interfaces and 2 USB host ports for multiple peripheral hub functionality. Star’s latest product launch fully demonstrates how it understands the needs of... Source: RealWire

Visit AccentPOS® at The Restaurant Show 2018 to discover the AccentPOS Hub: A comprehensive back-office dashboard for Restaurant Managers

High Wycombe, UK, 27 September 2018 - At The Restaurant Show 2018 (1 - 3 October 2018, Olympia, London) AccentPOS® will be demonstrating the AccentPOS Hub, an online companion application to its award-winning AccentPOS software. The Apple iPad point-of-sale (POS) application for hospitality venues will feature alongside the Star TSP143IIIU USB printer and TSP654IIBI Bluetooth printer on Stand GN39.AccentPOS is a leading iPad management system, offering a complete solution covering business infrastructure, point of sale... Source: RealWire

Goodtill and Star Micronics demonstrate how Tablet POS can enhance Hospitality Businesses at The Restaurant Show 2018

High Wycombe, UK, 27 September 2018 - At The Restaurant Show 2018 (1-3 October 2018, Olympia, London) Goodtill will be demonstrating its intuitive iPad POS System with industry-leading features alongside the Star TSP143IIIBI and TSP143IIIU printers on Stand US19.Combining tablets with cutting-edge software, Cloud technology and innovative hardware from Star, the POS system from Goodtill offers functionality and style. Designed to help businesses of all sizes run their operations more efficiently, the system provides innovative... Source: RealWire

Research highlights coffee's impact on sporting performance

Recent research reveals a range of physical and cognitive benefits that could improve athletes’ performance across sports at this summer’s events Thursday 01 July 2021 - With many major sporting events taking place this summer, across multiple disciplines, a review of the latest published research by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee has highlighted the impact that coffee, through the bioactive compounds of caffeine, can have on participants’ performance. A large meta-analysis of 21... Source: RealWire

London fintechs MuchBetter.com and Global Processing Services collaborate in major Lucozade Energy marketing campaign

London, 02nd June, 2017 - MuchBetter.com, a London-based fintech has made an impressive market debut by utilising its MuchBetter product and technical capabilities to support leading energy brand Lucozade Energy during a vast marketing campaign across London train stations this week. MuchBetter.com partnered with GPS to produce a revolutionary paytech bottle that was distributed free at major London train stations and commuter hotspots.Each special bottle includes a contactless payment chip preloaded with a credit to... Source: RealWire

Edrington selects Sopra Steria to create new stock management system

Sopra Steria expands Scotland business with a new contract with Edrington Glasgow, 7 June 2016 – Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, has today announced a new partnership with Edrington, the Scotland-based international drinks company, to upgrade its production systems with the development of the Aspire Bulk Stock Management System. The contract will begin with the renewal of all stock management systems and processes. It will continue as a close partnership as Sopra... Source: RealWire

The Absolut Company chooses Preservica to future-proof its 140-year history

Preservica’s cloud hosted active digital preservation platform will be used to safeguard unique advertising, posters and product images for brands including Absolut Vodka. Boston, MA; London, UK. May 9, 2019. Preservica, market leaders in active digital preservation has announced that the Absolut Company has selected its cloud hosted active digital preservation platform to protect and future-proof more than 140 years of unique brand heritage and company history. The online archive will be used to inspire... Source: RealWire

Innserve rolls out Panasonic TOUGHBOOK rugged tablets to its drinks dispense system technicians

Chose Panasonic for rugged device design, service and commitment to Android Operating System support BRACKNELL, UK. 10th May 2019 – Innserve, specialists in the supply, installation and maintenance of beer and soft drinks dispense systems, is rolling out Panasonic TOUGHBOOK L1 Android tablets to its 400 technicians across the UK. The company chose the devices for their rugged and ergonomic design, alongside Panasonic’s commitment to supporting the latest Android operating systems and its comprehensive service... Source: RealWire

Innserve Boosts Productivity and Cuts Costs with Panasonic TOUGHBOOK Rugged Tablets

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK and the SOTI ONE Platform improve productivity and reduces costs and complexity for Innserve, the UK’s leading independent national drinks dispense business BRACKNELL, UK. 11th February, 2021 – Innserve, specialists in the supply, installation and maintenance of beer and soft drinks dispense systems, has rolled out Panasonic TOUGHBOOK L1 Android tablets to its 400 dispense technicians across the UK, powered by the SOTI ONE Platform. A video detailing the story can be found... Source: RealWire

World Coffee Alliance (WCA) announces confirmed speakers at WCA CROSS TALK SERIES 2021 Virtual Event - "Digitalising Access to Coffee Finance: Where is the Beef?"

LONDON, United Kingdom - World Coffee Alliance (WCA), a network alliance of coffee industry professionals producing critical insights including market research, due diligence reports and technical advice in the global coffee value chain will hold a Zoom virtual event WCA CROSS TALK SERIES - “Digitalising Access to Coffee Finance: Where is the Beef?” on Wednesday 24 February 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm GMT/10:00 am - 12:30 pm EST. Joseph de Villiers, CEO and Founder,... Source: RealWire

Star Micronics and SWOOPOS partner to provide Table Ordering System at Prestigious ALMR Event for the Hospitality Industry

High Wycombe, UK, 13 December 2016 - International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics is pleased to announce that it is partnering with SWOOPOS to provide the mobile ordering system at the 22nd ALMR (Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers) Christmas Lunch on Thursday 15th December 2016. The prestigious event for the licensed hospitality sector attracts over 1,200 decision makers from across the industry and will be held at Old Billingsgate, London. Attendees at the ALMR Christmas... Source: RealWire

'Tis the season to be merry! Christmas cocktails are the nation’s favourite festive tipples

Homemade cocktails have topped a poll by Waitrose Cellar in a bid to find the UK's favourite Christmas drink. The 'Festive Favourites' study of 1,000 UK respondents* found that Buck's Fizz is the most favoured alcoholic mixed drink, with nearly a third of the British public (32 per cent) enjoying the champagne and orange juice mix. The classic Irish coffee came in second, preferred by over a quarter of all people (26 per cent), swiftly... Source: RealWire

World Coffee Alliance (WCA) announces confirmed speakers at WCA CROSS TALK SERIES 2021 Virtual Event - "Transforming SMEs Into Digital Coffee Enterprises Through Innovation: What is the game plan?"

LONDON, United Kingdom - World Coffee Alliance (WCA), a network alliance of coffee industry professionals producing critical insights including market research, due diligence reports and technical advice in the global coffee value chain will hold a Zoom virtual event WCA CROSS TALK SERIES - “TRANSFORMING SMEs INTO DIGITAL COFFEE ENTERPRISES THROUGH INNOVATION: What is the game plan?” on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST (UK) /10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT.... Source: RealWire

Castello launches UK's first cheese concept store

Venue: 132 Commercial Street, E1 6NQDates: Until Friday 24th OctoberOpening Times: 12pm until 9pm. Closed on MondaysFresh from New York, The Hague and Copenhagen, speciality cheese brand Castello's first UK concept store was launched by foodie 'gastronaut', Stefan Gates on Commercial Street, Shoreditch. With over 30 different varieties of cheese available to taste and buy, the store promises an immersive 360° cheese experience like no other."This store is a veritable cheese emporium, says Stefan. "And... Source: RealWire

Purple WiFi to deliver WiFi offering for City of York as part of Pinacl Solutions partnership

April 23, 2014: Purple WiFi, the cloud-based Social WiFi software company will be working with Pinacl Solutions UK Limited, one of the UK's leading Managed Services Providers, and Ruckus Wireless, the global WiFi technology pioneer, to deliver a secure and legal Social WiFi solution for City of York Council.The fully supported service will be free for users 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be of such high quality that it will... Source: RealWire

Nobly POS demonstrates complete mobile POS solution with Star Micronics mPOP™ at the Birmingham Coffee Festival, 1-2 July 2017

High Wycombe, UK, 27 June 2017 International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has joined forces with leading POS software provider Nobly POS to provide an mPOS solution that is ideal for coffee shops and mobile food and drink businesses. The complete mPOS solution will be demonstrated by Nobly POS at the Birmingham Coffee Festival (1-2 July 2017, The Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham). The event brings together a number of independent coffee shops and coffee culture... Source: RealWire

Innserve Improves Productivity & Reduces Costs & Complexity With Panasonic TOUGHBOOKS And The SOTI ONE Platform

BRACKNELL, UK. 28th July 2020 – Innserve, specialists in the supply, installation and maintenance of beer and soft drinks dispense systems, has rolled out Panasonic TOUGHBOOK L1 Android tablets to its 400 dispense technicians across the UK, powered by the SOTI ONE Platform. The rollout has improved productivity and reduced the cost and complexity of mobile computing for Innserve, which services 75,000 licensed premises across Great Britain. The company chose the devices for their rugged... Source: RealWire

InfinityQS International’s Michael Lyle Recognized as a 2016 Food Logistics Champion

President and CEO again honored for leadership and vision in manufacturing excellence for the food and beverage industryFAIRFAX, Va. – March 30, 2016 – InfinityQS International, Inc., the global authority on real-time quality and Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence, announces that its president and CEO, Michael Lyle, has been recognized on the 2016 “Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain” list. For the second consecutive year, Food Logistics has honored Lyle for his leadership and... Source: RealWire