In the opening keynote at this week’s Fast Casual Executive Summit, Scott Boatwright, Chipotle Mexican Grill’s chief restaurant officer, shared insight on the fast casual brand’s strategy relating to customer experience, team member experience and why being relevant is critical to success. In Richmond, Virginia there is a Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. employee who exemplifies […]

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The Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Association presented its annual Elevate Awards during a livestream earlier today. The winners are: Best Digital Signage ICX: Reebok ZIG Kinetica Experience, submitted by iGotcha Media. Best Kiosk ICX: Boot Barn RangeFinder, submitted by Elo. Best Mobile ICX: Salesfloor, submitted by Salesfloor. Best Entertainment ICX: The Loop Media Consumer App, submitted by […]

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Meet the five up-and-coming fast casual brands vying to win the 2020 Perfect Pitch during the virtual Fast Casual Executive Summit Oct. 20-21. After sifting through nearly 50 nominations from fast casual brands around the world, FastCasual has selected entrepreneurs of five brands to pitch their brands to not only the attendees of this year’s […]

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Networld Media Group announces a new virtual summit focused on innovation and the customer experience in self-service, kiosk and vending solutions. Networld Media Group, publishers of VendingTimes.com and KioskMarketplace.com, announce a new virtual summit called the Self-Service Innovation Virtual Summit. The event will take place December 8-9, 2020. “The Self-Service Innovation Virtual Summit is designed […]

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Networld Media Group, a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company, has announced the acquisition of Vending Times, a leading publisher in the self-service vending space. Networld Media Group announced the acquisition of Vending Times, a leading media publisher in the self-service vending space. The Vending Times website boasts more than 15,000 qualified, opt-in subscribers and provides original […]

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Louisville, Kentucky brand, Royals Hot Chicken managed to burn up the competition as the winner of this year’s Perfect Pitch — the first in the Fast Casual Executive Summit’s history to not only feature a $5,000 prize, but a hefty half-dozen emerging brands. When it comes to chicken, Louisville, Kentucky — a.k.a. that string-tie-wearing white-haired […]

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Karen Kelley, chief restaurant operations officer of Panera, will deliver a keynote on how important innovation is for Panera as well as how other restaurant brands can implement similar strategies at Networld Media Group’s annual Fast Casual Executive Summit in Austin. Panera Bread knows a thing or two about innovation. After all, it was the […]

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Networld Media Group presented the Bank Customer Experience Awards honoring five innovators for branch, ATM and mobile experiences; the ceremony was held as part of the Bank Customer Experience Summit. Networld Media Group, publisher of ATM Marketplace, Mobile Payments Today and World of Money, presented five awards on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 24, during […]

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Six operators will pitch their concepts Oct. 15 to attendees and a panel of advisers at Networld Media Group’s annual Fast Casual Executive Summit in Austin. Six concepts, three advisers, 500 colleagues. That’s the recipe for the 2019 Perfect Pitch, a contest held at the  Fast Casual Executive Summit in October in Austin. After sifting through […]

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