Archive | event trends and things to watch RSS feed for this section

GF STrategies at Fancy FoodShow

January 20, 2016

0 Comments

from january 2013 to San francisco january2014 046

GF Strategies attended the Fancy Food Show. GF Strategies cited five major trends that are going to be on the shelves this coming year..Anything hot, hotter and Hotter..GF Strategies also noted the trend towards craft cocktails, and anythingthat can easily be added to them, gluten free, and vitamin enhanced, nutrition enhanced and nutraceuticals. GF Strategies […]

Continue reading...

Discover card grows mobile payments

November 24, 2015

0 Comments

This article details Discover card and  their efforts to grow mobile payments. All of the major card companies are working to get customers to adopt these payment methods. Click to view full article.

Continue reading...

mobile payments continue to grow

November 24, 2015

0 Comments

Check out this new article from MPT.   Click here for full article.

Continue reading...

GF Strategies pens article on cashless events

November 24, 2015

0 Comments

This article details GF Strategies work with Intellitix at major festivals and events. The cashless  era continues to grow in North America led by our partnership. cashless article  

Continue reading...

Premium Food Service in Stadiums

November 24, 2015

0 Comments

Here is an interesting article about stadium food service. SEATWI14_Kloke

Continue reading...

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...

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...

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...

GF Strategies marks work with 50th event

June 7, 2015

0 Comments

2014-06-28 07.48.20

From a start in 1993 with the Oregon State Fair in Salem, Oregon to the Big Fresno Fair in California this fall, its been quite a ride. GF Strategies grew out of a need to better manage the food and beverage program at the Oregon State Fair and since that time has worked with events […]

Continue reading...