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Want to see what has been going on at Networld Media Group? Check out our full listing of Press Releases below.

For interview requests, contact our President & Publisher, Kathy Doyle, at 502.241.7545 ext. 117.

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Supply chain shortages, third-party delivery battles, labor headaches and evaluating technology are just a few of the conundrums facing QSR operators, and are the topics up for debate during Networld Media Group’s second annual talk show #QSRNext. Co-hosted by yours truly and Leasecake’s Taj Adhav, the show will air from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on […]

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Pizza Marketplace’s inaugural Pizza Brands to Watch 2022 report will highlight pizza brands of note. Nominations are open through Sept. 23. Nominations are open for Pizza Marketplace’s “Pizza Brands to Watch 2022,” a special report highlighting up-and-coming pizza concepts and established brands that excel at customer service, innovation and sales. The report will highlight brands […]

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Food Truck Operator’s ‘Top Food Trucks to Watch 2022’ special report will highlight the best, brightest and most innovative food trucks. Foodies, brands and food truck operators are welcome to submit nominations through Sept. 19. Nominations are open for Food Truck Operator‘s inaugural “Top Food Trucks To Watch 2022,” a special report that will highlight the […]

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Leaders will chat about how they are handling labor shortages, supply chain delays and higher food costs during the CEO Roundtable at the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit being held Oct. 9-11. Fast casual brands around the world are facing many of the same issues — labor shortages, supply chain delays and higher food costs […]

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Financial industry leaders will gather at the Bank Customer Experience Summit in Chicago from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 to hear from thought leaders on the pressing issues in the financial industry. Secure your spot soon, as online registration closes Aug. 26. Banks, ATM providers, fintechs and other financial industry experts will gather at the Bank […]

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FastCasual’s annual “20 Brands To Watch” focuses on 20 brands that are setting trends. Nominations close Aug. 22. Just a few months ago, we celebrated the annual Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers, which recognizes the industry’s most innovative companies. Now it’s time to honor 20 emerging brands that boast the potential to become major […]

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Execs from Chipotle, Jason’s Deli and Ampex Brands will share their journeys into the world of AI at this year’s Fast Casual Executive Summit, being held Oct. 9-11 in Indianapolis. Few will argue the restaurant industry is embracing AI. In fact, one recent report revealed 50% of those polled were planning to implement the technology in the […]

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Self-service banking will be a major topic at the upcoming Bank Customer Experience Summit, being held in Chicago from Aug. 31 to Sept 1. In fact, an entire panel, entitled “Self-service Strategies for Success,” will address the technology in detail. Self-service banking will be a major topic at the upcoming Bank Customer Experience Summit, being held […]

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The awards are an important part of the Self-Service Innovation Summit, which runs from Dec. 14-16 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. Businesses and individuals that use self-service technology have an opportunity to nominate innovations they consider to be game changers for the annual Self-Service Innovation Awards, to be presented at the third annual Self-Service […]

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The Early Bird Deadline ends Friday. Consumer demand for a seamless digital experience contnues to see rapid growth, ushering in an era in the fast casual restaurant landscape that values convenience and loyalty. Companies are looking beyond traditional channels, leveraging technology and innovation more than ever to cater to the next-generation guest, and it’s a […]

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Networld Media Group President and Publisher Kathy Doyle has appointed Alicia Lavay to executive director of the company’s Interactive Customer Experience Association. Lavay is the former president and publisher of Vending Times and currently serves as the company’s brand director. As a seasoned executive and business owner, Lavay brings more than 35 years of strong […]

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Financial institutions often ask whether they can get a good return on investment from branches. However, one key issue is that banks may not be measuring what is really important: return on customer experience. A panel, “The Importance of Measuring What Matters,” at the upcoming Bank Customer Experience Summit, tackles the issue head on. In […]

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The deadline to nominate an innovative banking solution for the Bank Customer Experience Summit Awards has been extended to June 17. The summit will take place in Chicago from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1. The awards segment will honor innovative solutions, financial institutions and innovators in the finance space. Categories include: Best branch experience. Best ATM/self-service [...]

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Taylor Bloom and Sydney Lesko, both with Pacers Sports & Entertainment, kicked off a full-day of sessions at the Interactive Customer Experience Summit with “How the Indiana Pacers Scored Big with Automation and Data-Driven Decision-Making” on June 2 at the Hilton Easton hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Attending NBA games in the 21st Century is more […]

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The Summit, held at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, gave attendees a chance to see hands-on demonstrations on customer experience technology developed by the Summit sponsors. Attendees at the Interactive Customer Experience Summit in Columbus, Ohio last week gained a wealth of technology insights as they made their way to educational sessions addressing a range […]

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“Get your house in order.” That was Andrew Laudato’s opening message at the Interactive Customer Experience Summit Wednesday at the Hilton at Easton hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Laudato, EVP and COO of The Vitamin Shoppe, provided the opening keynote, ‘Fostering Innovation: How to Create an Environment Where Innovation Thrives.’ When thinking about innovation, Andrew Laudato […]

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ICXA honors 10 Elevate Award winners at the 2022 Interactive Customer Experience Summit in Columbus, Ohio. Top performers in the expanding interactive customer experience space were honored Wednesday as the Interactive Customer Experience Association presented its annual Elevate Awards during ICX Summit at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus, Ohio. Presenting the awards were […]

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ICXA honored Elevate Award winners at the 2022 Interactive Customer Experience Summit in Columbus, Ohio. Restaurants leveraging state-of-the-art customer experience technology grabbed several honors during the Elevate Awards presentation at the Interactive Customer Experience Association Summit Wednesday at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus, Ohio. Presenting the awards were Morgan Petty, ICXA executive director, […]

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Chicago-based Wow Bao has topped the 2022 list of Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers, making history as the first brand to ever win the honor twice. It was also the 2019 winner. “This list is all about innovation and leadership, and the judges were impressed by the business model developed by CEO Geoff Alexander, which took […]

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Collaboration and communication are key aspects to enticing fans and driving ticket sales for the Indiana Pacers basketball franchise. The strategy is the focus of a keynote talk at the upcoming ICX Summit in June. Enticing fans, engaging with fans and connecting with fans are the prime drivers in a digital lead generation strategy that […]

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The ICX Association has announced finalists for the 2022 Elevate Awards. Winners will be honored during a special awards ceremony at the Interactive Customer Experience Summit being held June 1-3 in Columbus, OH. The Interactive Customer Experience Association hosts the Elevate Awards each year. Members of the association, along with other customer experience professionals and […]

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Christina Pletnewski, VP of customer experience at Safelite Group, will share how the company is moving from a traditional CX approach to a more agile strategy to drive superior customer engagement, satisfaction and memorable service in a keynote at the upcoming ICX Association Summit in June. For more than 70 years Safelite Group has been […]

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Michael Lastoria, co-founder and CEO of &pizza, and Dave Jamieson, director of operations for Oath Pizza, will discuss “Labor Issues and Nouveau Ways to Hire” during the Pizza Leadership Virtual Summit on July 27 hosted by Pizza Marketplace and Restaurant 365. When talking to most pizzeria owners and operators, they’ll say hiring and retention is […]

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Wow Bao CEO Geoff Alexander kicked off the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, being held March 30 through April 1, with a keynote titled “Bootstrapping Your Brand to the Big Time.” Growth doesn’t have to mean throwing up restaurants as fast as a brand can. There are other ways to grow, namely […]

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The Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Association is now accepting nominations for its annual Elevate ICX Awards. The Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Association is now accepting nominations for its annual Elevate ICX Awards. The awards honor consumer-facing brands that are embracing new customer- and employee-facing experience technologies. Morgan Petty, ICXA executive director, described the awards as “a method of […]

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Consumer acceptance of self-service reached an all-time high in 2021. More organizations are considering or already deploying customer-facing kiosks. ICX Association members are eligible for a special offer on the 2022 Kiosk Census Report. In 2021, the self-serve kiosk industry took on new relevance as many closed businesses and organizations reopened and sought technologies to […]

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Andrew Laudato, EVP and COO for The Vitamin Shoppe, will give the opening keynote at the upcoming Interactive Customer Experience Summit, hosted by the ICX Association, in June. In an interview with Retail Customer Experience, he shares insight on how innovation is driving the retailer’s success and tips for retailers striving for the same result. […]

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As the banking industry continues its transformational shift, members of the Interactive Customer Experience Association (ICX Association) are taking advantage of exclusive insights and eLearning Master Series to enhance the customer experience through retail banking branch transformation. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, ICX Association advisory board member and President of Shikatani Lacroix Design, has alluded to the wide range […]

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A few hundred restaurant leaders are gathering in Nashville next month at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, where they will participate in Casino Night and Auction in benefit of Children of Restaurant Employees. The final early bird discount for the Summit ends Friday. One of my favorite parts of the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit is […]

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Announcing Pizza Marketplace’s inaugural Pizza Leadership Virtual Summit. Learn from some of the best executives in the industry during this three-hour virtual event. Today is National Pizza Day, and what better way to celebrate than the announcement of Pizza Marketplace’s groundbreaking event, the Pizza Leadership Virtual Summit, on July 27! This inaugural event brings together pizza […]

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ICX Association member and research partner for the organization, ath Power Consulting, is arming member brands with a complimentary one-on-one Talent Assessment. Leveraging the proven power of The Predictive Index, this session will help to align your digital transformation initiatives with overall talent strategy. ICX Association member and research partner for the organization, ath Power […]

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Little Caesars, Qdoba, Juice It Uup and Topper’s Craft VIPs will reveal how they have automated the franchisee process. Vetting, onboarding, training and tracking franchisee progress are imperative to running a successful brand, but they are also expensive and time-consuming. What if there were ways to cut both the costs and the labor associated with […]

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The word “chaotic” may sum up the past year for the restaurant industry, but the most successful leaders have leaned into the chaos, creating a path forward. And four of them will share those experiences during the closing keynote at the annual Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, March 30-April 1 in Nashville. The session, moderated by […]

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The Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Association is now accepting nominations for its annual Elevate ICX Awards. Nominations are now being accepted. The Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Association is now accepting nominations for its annual Elevate ICX Awards. The awards honor consumer-facing brands that are embracing new customer- and employee-facing experience technologies. Morgan Petty, ICXA executive director, described the […]

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Indianapolis is “America’s drive-thru capital,” according to Chrysler Capital, which analyzed data to reveal which U.S. cities were the best for drive-thrus based on the number of drive-thru restaurants, drive-in cinemas, gas stations and overall traffic congestion levels, The city is also home to this year’s Fast Casual Executive Summit, Oct. 9-11 at the JW Marriott, […]

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As part of the 2022 FastCasual Top 100 Movers & Shakers list, FastCasual and Steritech, a provider of food safety assessments, will honor two runners up and one ultimate winner with their fourth annual Excellence in Food Safety Award. Panda Express took home last year’s top award, which recognizes fast casual brands that demonstrate a strong […]

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