Archive | Latest News RSS feed for this section

GF Strategies Follows Big Beer Merger

November 15, 2015

0 Comments

IMG_1084

GF Strategies is tracking the proposed merger between INBev and SABMiller. The merger would combine the two giants under the InBev ownership. GF Strategies is concerned with the impact this will have on distribution of the craft beer brands. With this merger, the Big winner could be INBev that could control what brands are carried […]

Continue reading...

GF Stategies leads panel at IAFE meetings

November 15, 2015

0 Comments

MObile ordering tap and go station in action

GF Strategies will be leading a panel at IAFE on Fairs of the Future. GF Strategies has been a leader in bringing cash controls to events since 1993. The company is now bringing cashless wristbands for purchase of food and beverage to events. GF Strategies will join three other panelists, Matt Wallsmith from the South […]

Continue reading...

Reterminalization hot word in payments

November 15, 2015

0 Comments

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 

Continue reading...

Greg Flakus talks on cashless

October 23, 2015

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Chip cards replace cards for payments

October 2, 2015

0 Comments

cousins reunion and derby 2013 460

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 […]

Continue reading...

ApplePaySamsungPay cashless payments

October 2, 2015

0 Comments

SERVICES-F&B-Revenues-1

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 […]

Continue reading...

FRIDAYS AT FOUR Volume 11 Issue 8

September 9, 2015

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Water in Bottles dominate drink category

September 2, 2015

0 Comments

IMG_1084

Sorry, but you do not have permission to view this content.

Continue reading...

Fast Food Mobile Ordering

September 2, 2015

0 Comments

MObile ordering tap and go station in action

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.

Continue reading...

GF Strategies leadsClark County Fair to all time food sales record

August 18, 2015

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...