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Greg Flakus talks on cashless

October 23, 2015

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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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Chip cards replace cards for payments

October 2, 2015

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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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ApplePaySamsungPay cashless payments

October 2, 2015

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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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FRIDAYS AT FOUR Volume 11 Issue 8

September 9, 2015

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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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Water in Bottles dominate drink category

September 2, 2015

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Fast Food Mobile Ordering

September 2, 2015

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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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GF Strategies leadsClark County Fair to all time food sales record

August 18, 2015

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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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GF Strategies July events wrapup

August 4, 2015

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GF Strategies started what will be a four month festival and event run in July by being a part of the 28th annual Oregon Brewers Festival. The five day event saw over 90 beers offered to attendees as well as a group of 12 breweries from New Zealand. The event which bills itself as the […]

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Sysco US Food Service deal off

June 30, 2015

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A federal judge has killed the deal to allow these two giants to combine. The judge stated that the merger would “substantially impair competition”. Sysco executives reported being profoundly disappointed. The case was said to be the most important merger challenge in eight years, since Whole Foods wanted to acquire a competitor. #gfstrategies #syscofoods #usfoodservice […]

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Pepsico enters craft drink niche

June 7, 2015

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PepsiCo has revealed it will enter the craft drink area. A new soda called Stubborn Soda will be naturally flavored and sweetened with sugar cane instead of high-fructose corn syrup. Flavors will include agave vanilla creme and black cherry with tarragon. The new soda will be first seen in restaurants and will be dispensed via […]

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