PRnewswire | July 24, 2023
Givex Corp. announced today that it has been selected by UK based Tesco Café, to spearhead a digital transformation initiative in their cafés. Tesco Café is a subsidiary of Tesco PLC, one of the world's largest retailers. Tesco Cafés' decision to partner with Givex comes after a successful pilot phase, during which Givex showcased their expertise in delivering complex integrations, including integration into the Tesco Clubcard scheme, payment integration, and enabling Tesco colleagues to utilize their Clubcard for exclusive colleague discounts.
The partnership is a testament to Givex's commitment to delivering innovative solutions that drive operational efficiencies and enhance the customer experience. With Givex's cutting-edge technology suite, Tesco Cafés will benefit from streamlined digital ordering processes, efficient kitchen automation systems, effective inventory control mechanisms, and advanced menu management tools. These capabilities will transform the way Tesco Cafés operate, leading to increased productivity and improved customer service.
Richard Bernans, Managing Director of Givex UK, expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating, "We are delighted to be chosen as Tesco Cafés technology partner. Givex is committed to creating industry-leading solutions that address the unique challenges faced by our clients in the hospitality and retail sectors. Our robust suite of digital ordering, kitchen automation, inventory control, and menu management tools will empower Tesco Cafés to optimize operations and maintain a market leading customer experience. We welcome Tesco Cafés to our existing estate of hospitality operators who trust Givex to deliver enterprise level solutions to them and their customers"
In August 2022, Givex acquired UK-based Counter Solutions, adding their enterprise digital ordering solution WAY2PAY to the Givex portfolio. Counter Solutions was recently awarded Top Supplier Retail 2023, and Best In-Store Customer Experience at EuroCis for their WAY2PAY digital café solution.
The world is changing. Givex is ready. Since 1999, Givex has provided technology solutions that unleash the full potential of engagement, creating and cultivating powerful connections that unite brands and customers. With a global footprint of 122,000+ active locations across more than 100 countries, Givex unleashes strategic insights, empowering brands through reliable technology and exceptional support. Givex's integrated end-to-end management solution provides Gift Cards, GivexPOS, Loyalty Programs and more, creating growth opportunities for businesses of all sizes and industries.
Newswire | September 21, 2023
Founded in 2016, PayPad is a cloud-based, smart sales system designed exclusively for restaurants, hotels, and retail stores. PayPad expanded into the global market with a client base in the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States, and Türkiye. This strategic acquisition marks a significant milestone in HotelRunner's mission to offer a comprehensive, all-in-one solution with a specific focus on the hotels' on-premise sales and payments.
With its new and advanced identity, HotelRunner POS presents an effortless and effective way to run food and beverage operations, offering accommodation businesses a fresh avenue to enhance their revenue streams. Fully integrated with HotelRunner PMS, HotelRunner POS allows accommodations to manage their on-premise sales and payment operations with ease. Hoteliers can accept payments in multiple methods, analyze every aspect of their business, and take AI-driven, intelligent, and automated actions resulting in enhanced productivity and increased profitability. This development represents a momentous shift for HotelRunner as it delves into on-premise sales operations for the first time, highlighting its sales-first approach in the hospitality and travel technology landscape.
In January 2023, the company closed a successful Series A round and stated that the funds would be used to continue to build a solid global presence, grow the team, and invest heavily in delivering cutting-edge technology. Standing behind its commitment, over the past year, HotelRunner has achieved remarkable product launches, including Insights, Autopilot, and Review Center, all of which have been instrumental in advancing toward its goal of providing a holistic platform powered by innovative technology. This milestone marks the third acquisition in HotelRunner's ongoing acquisition spree aimed at consolidating the industry under its roof while proudly extending its offerings to serve the diverse needs of its partners.
Arden Agopyan, Founder and Managing Partner of HotelRunner, said, "Our strategic acquisition of PayPad and the birth of HotelRunner POS aren't merely about enhancing our product offerings; it's a bold leap toward our vision of building a bigger travel economy. As we welcome HotelRunner POS into our expansive ecosystem as a foundational part, we solidify our presence in the payments and sales verticals in travel and hospitality. We're proud to shape the path toward industry consolidation and usher in a transformative era, reinforcing our brand's legacy."
Ali Beklen, Founder and Managing Partner of HotelRunner, added, "With PayPad seamlessly integrated into the HotelRunner's unique market-network, we're spearheading a technology revolution that forms the cornerstone of a unified digital travel ecosystem. Beyond elevating the guest experience and optimizing operational efficiency for accommodations, this strategic move underscores the power of frictionless all-in-one platforms as the key to success. This acquisition unlocks a new untapped opportunity and sets a path to delivering unrivaled value and pioneering innovation for our partners."
Veysel Berk, the Founder of PayPad, also shared his thoughts on the acquisition: "HotelRunner is democratizing the use of technology for every player in the global ecosystem. As both teams share the same values, culture, and product principles, we are thrilled to join forces with HotelRunner and become part of its broad vision. PayPad, revamped as HotelRunner POS, will play a pivotal role in adding exponential value to properties worldwide, ushering in a new era of advanced sales solutions in travel and hospitality."
HotelRunner POS will be gradually rolled out worldwide to offer the best experience to all accommodation businesses, starting with existing HotelRunner partners. For more information, you can visit here.
HotelRunner is a data-driven SaaS-enabled unified sales, operations, and distribution management platform and B2B network for accommodations, travel agencies, and payment providers. HotelRunner has thousands of accommodation and travel agency partners globally. HotelRunner is a Booking.com Premier Connectivity Partner and Best Overall Performing Partner, Expedia Preferred Connectivity Partner, Airbnb Software Partner, Agoda Innovative Supplier, Oracle, Hotelbeds, trivago, and Google Hotel Ads strategic partner.
PRnewswire | July 13, 2023
365 Retail Markets, the global leader in unattended retail technology, today announced a new versatile kiosk, the MM6 Mini, that balances flexibility and consumer experience with any dining cafeteria or micro market location.
Until now, two extremes of kiosk technology have existed in the market for Food Service Operators (FSOs). Cheap tablet-based solutions that target smaller spaces but trade consumer experience for cost. And full-sized kiosks that best address premium, high-touch, and high traffic locations.
With smaller offices becoming the norm and growth in new segments like healthcare and hotels, FSOs need a middle ground to better serve a broader range of location types and their bottom line without compromising customer satisfaction.
The MM6 Mini is a compact point-of-sale, with 15.6" inch display that offers unlimited placement flexibility with wall and countertop mount options. Its size is perfectly suited for midsize locations, but its price makes it attractive to cluster with additional Minis to improve throughput in larger spaces. New in the latest MM6 line of next generation kiosks from 365, the MM6 Mini helps operators cut down service time and drive additional income through digital advertising services powered by Advana™.
Part of a hardware platform that supports multichannel applications, MM6 Mini offers a thoughtful, frictionless self-checkout experience for both dining and micro market applications. The 365-user interface (UI) for dining was enhanced to offer the highly desired capabilities of nutritional insight, upsell recommendations, order ahead, and custom orders. For micro markets, the industry proven UI has easy item look-up for items without barcodes, highlights transaction detail, and efficiently guides consumers through the transaction. Operators with the two concepts adjacent can use a single kiosk for both market and café purchases to further save space and cost.
"Considering the transition of business & industry (B&I) towards smaller office spaces with hybrid work models, we firmly believe that the MM6 Mini is the ideal solution for catering to workplace refreshment services in this evolving landscape," said Boris Amegadjie, Chief Product Officer for 365. For operators expanding into new markets outside of B&I, Amegadjie continued, "Equipped with a flexible size that accommodates any setting and a remarkable combination of affordability and performance, operators are poised for successful outcomes wherever they take their business." Earlier this Spring, the MM6 Mini won the coveted distinction of the People's Choice Award at the NAMA Show which confirmed early operator feedback on the technology.
About 365 Retail Markets
365 Retail Markets is the global leader in unattended retail technology. Founded in 2008, 365 provides a full suite of best-in-class, self-service technologies for food service operators including end-to-end integrated SaaS software, payment processing and point of-sale hardware. Today, the company's technology solutions autonomously power food retail spaces at corporate offices, manufacturing and distribution facilities, and more, in order to provide compelling foodservice options for consumers. 365's technology solutions include a growing suite of frictionless smart-stores, micro markets, vending, catering, and dining point-of-sale options to meet the expanding needs of its customers. 365 continuously pioneers innovation in the industry with superior technology, strategic partnerships and ultimate flexibility in customization and branding.
Businesswire | June 30, 2023
Monex USA Inc., a trusted partner in foreign exchange and global payments services for businesses, has announced expanded offerings to include a wide range of foreign exchange (FX) Options to meet Clients’ needs on reducing currency risk. Available in nearly all currency pairs, the offering includes a full suite of FX Options structures and flexible maturities models, designed to help qualified clients manage their foreign exchange exposure.
As foreign exchange rates and market sentiment continue to fluctuate, multinational companies are seeking out additional ways to reduce currency risk associated with the conduct and management of their business. Through an individualized approach, Monex Options specialists help clients make more informed risk decisions in line with risk tolerance and prevailing market conditions. The Monex USA Options team is led by Greg Lyumkis who has nearly 20 years of experience in FX Sales & Trading with a hedging emphasis.
“We’re excited to offer Options as part of the Monex suite of foreign exchange hedging and mitigating solutions,” said Juan Pablo Carriedo, CEO of Monex USA. “With this new addition, our clients can now benefit from a more diversified approach to managing their foreign exchange risk in an increasingly dynamic and evolving FX market.”
“Options structures provide our clients with new advantages not available under traditional forward contracts,” said Greg Lyumkis, Head of Options, North America, with Monex USA. “The ability to minimize mark-to-market impact means that clients can harness Monex’s award-winning expertise and insights to make more informed trading decisions.”
For more than 20 years, Monex USA has provided industry-leading foreign exchange and global payment solutions to thousands of corporations, across virtually all industry sectors. As part of Monex, a leading global financial services group, Monex USA offers a global reach with local expertise. With our breadth of financial strength, purchasing power, and industry expertise, Monex USA tailors our services to the specific business needs of our clients.
About Monex USA
Monex group has provided corporate clients with industry-leading foreign exchange, risk management, and international payment solutions for over 38 years. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Monex USA has New York and Beverly Hills offices. As part of the global financial services group of Monex, the company leverages a combined annual FX volume of over $303 billion and 2,800 employees to help more than 66,000 clients from a broad range of industries successfully navigate the global currency markets. With nearly four decades of experience, Monex is one of the world's largest commercial foreign exchange providers, with a presence in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, Holland, Singapore, Luxembourg, and the United States.