Networld Media Group, the parent company of the ICX Association, is transitioning the Interactive Customer Experience Association Board to the Interactive Customer Experience and Bank Customer Experience Advisory Council. This council will gather bankers, retailers, restaurant and hospitality executives to provide insights and guidance for the upcoming jointly held Interactive Customer Experience Summit and Bank Customer Experience Summit from […]

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Los Angeles-based Dave’s Hot Chicken and Sweetgreen, Chicago’s Wow Bao and BurgerFi, headquartered in Florida, may seem to lack commonalities, but they share one major distinction. They’ve taken the No. 1 spot over the past few years on FastCasual’s list of Top 100 Movers & Shakers. Dave’s was the 2023 champion, Wow Bao made history as the first brand to take the title […]

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The Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, produced by Networld Media Group, will host its eighth annual event there in Kansas City, March 24-26. The early bird deadline ends Nov. 17. If you’ve not heard, Kansas City is the place to be these days. Just ask the world’s most famous woman, Taylor Swift, and her Super […]

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Haven Hot Chicken won The Perfect Pitch concept competition at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Louisville, Kentucky on Oct. 9. Following a global contest, three fledgling brands competed for a cash prize and the title of The Perfect Pitch winner at the Fast Casual Executive Summit on Oct. 9 in Louisville, Kentucky. Executives from the three companies addressed […]

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Nathan Lester, senior director, drive-thru innovations for Scooter’s Coffee, spoke about pairing innovation and growth during the keynote address kicking off the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Louisville, Kentucky on Oct. 8. Innovation, at its root, is the backbone of growth. That was the takeaway from the keynote address from Nathan Lester, senior director, drive-thru […]

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Founders of Haven Hot Chicken, Mahana Fresh, Pizzawala, Pucci Brothers Fresh Italian and Sankranti Indian Kitchen will take the stage on Oct. 9 to pitch their concepts to FCES attendees. Following a global contest, five concepts have been selected to participate in The Perfect Pitch, FastCasual’s “nicer” version of “Shark Tank,” where restaurant founders try […]

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Networld Media Group, which owns a number of B2B websites in the restaurant, technology and retail spaces, has launched its first consumer website, Rewards That Matter, along with associated social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram. The site launched on August 3, 2023. Rewards That Matter brings awareness to consumers of the hundreds of loyalty programs available across markets […]

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Dave Wurm has been named chief sales officer for Networld Media Group, a B2B and B2C publisher of websites based in Louisville, Kentucky, according to a press release. Wurm has more than 33 years of experience in the advertising world. Prior to joining Networld Media Group, Wurm spent time at American City Business Journals — […]

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Formerly known as the Self-Service Innovation Awards, the Automation & Self-Service Awards will be presented during an awards ceremony at the Self-Service Innovation Summit Dec. 4-6 in Miami. Nominations are now being accepted for the Automation & Self-Service Awards, formerly the Self-Service Innovation Awards, the official awards of the Self-Service Innovation Summit and AutomationAndSelfService.com. The awards honor innovators […]

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