November 15, 2015

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Reterminalization hot word in payments

A recent Fortune article on First Data had an article detailing how the new EMV chip cards will require all retailers to gear up and have the new readers. GF STrategies #gfstrategies is following this and its impact on events and venues. http://www.fortune.com 

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October 23, 2015

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Greg Flakus talks on cashless

Greg Flakus of GF Strategies speaks Saturday at the WAsington State Fairs convention on payment systems. Flakus will cover the history of payment systems from the old knuckle cruncher credit card units to the most recent move to cashless wristbands at events. ” Credit and its acceptance at events is taking cash out of the […]

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October 2, 2015

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Chip cards replace cards for payments

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A big move this week as banks begin to move all cards to chip technology. “To the extent it cuts down on fraud its probably a win for everyone ” said Michael Simkovsky of Seton Hall University.  Merchants will now have to have new hardware that accepts the cards. Gone is the old swipe.  Merchants […]

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October 2, 2015

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ApplePaySamsungPay cashless payments

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Apple Pay and Samsung Pay are vying for the mobile payment space. The Samsung Pay allows you to hold your phone over a reader and no need to swipe a card at all, and it is built into the Samsung6 phones. The wallet hasbeen worked on since 21014, and according to the Wall Street Journal […]

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October 2, 2015

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Arena Managers and Cashless Events

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Greg Flakus from GF Strategies was a speaker on a recent panel on cashless events at this annual meeting in St Louis. The main points made by Mr. Flakus were that the emergence of phones that are equipped with some kind of payment system and the technology called NFC or near field communications will see […]

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September 18, 2015

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FRIDAYS AT FOUR Volume Eleven Issue Eight

It has been quite a month for GF Strategies. From the  6th of September to mid September the GF Strategies team has worked with one of the largest music festivals Outside Lands in San Francisco, to the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo in Kennewick Washington to the Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle to the Clark […]

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September 9, 2015

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FRIDAYS AT FOUR Volume 11 Issue 8

FRIDAYS AT FOUR Volume 11 Issue 8 September 2015 News from GF Strategies www.gfstrategies.com It has been quite a month for GF Strategies. From the 6th of September to mid September the GF Strategies team has worked with one of the largest music festivals Outside Lands in San Francisco, to the Benton Franklin Fair and […]

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September 2, 2015

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Water in Bottles dominate drink category

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September 2, 2015

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Fast Food Mobile Ordering

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GF Strategies tracks latest developments in mobile ordering. McDonalds annouces a national roll out october 10th. Starbucks processes 9 million mobile payments monthly. Mobile ordering now represents 20 percent of all in-store transactions. Saving time for the customers is the reason for the many rollouts now happening. #gfstrategies #mobileordering.

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August 18, 2015

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GF Strategies leadsClark County Fair to all time food sales record

GF Strategies helped the 2015 Clark County fair break their all time food sales record. GF Strategies food and beverage consulting team was on site to manage all aspects of the 2015 food and beverage services for the Fair. GF Strategies has been working with the Fair since 1999, and in the past three years […]

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