2023 showed some positive trends in the restaurant space in multiple segments. Mastercard recently hosted a webinar diving into some of these areas using its SpendingPulse™ insights. SpendingPulse is a “macroeconomic indicator of retail sales based on actual, near real-time data across various sectors.” Let’s review some of

There is a shortage of truck drivers affecting the commercial transportation industry, and it is projected to get worse before it gets better. According to a recent study conducted by the American Journal of Transportation (AJOT), over 80,000 drivers are needed to address the current gap. By 2030,

Erik Schaeffer (Manager, Regulatory Affairs) contributed to this blog. Today marks 90 years since the 21st Amendment was ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and paving the way for the modern three-tier system and alcohol regulatory framework. The end of Prohibition allowed states to begin adopting their own laws

Efficiency in alcohol invoice payments is the cornerstone of a well-operating business in the beverage industry. As the landscape evolves, embracing streamlined payment processes becomes essential for businesses to ensure smooth operations. Utilizing electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment methods like Fintech’s PaymentSource® allows alcohol businesses to optimize accounts

Brothers Glenn and Gary Sutch opened Coco’s Crush Bar in Clearwater Beach after more than 30 years in the hospitality and entertainment industries. Home of the Orange Crush, Coco’s has made waves in the area with a fantastic seafood menu, live music, and signature-crafted cocktails. They have expanded

Bev alc suppliers are in a competitive space, fighting for every inch of shelf space across every account they can find. In today’s market, enlisting the help of various alcohol technology platforms is instrumental for success. These technologies help suppliers streamline their operations, enhance customer experiences and maintain

What were the most common themes for alcohol bills that passed in the 2023 legislative session? Drinks-to-Go Five state legislatures made drinks-to-go privileges permanent this year. Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, and Washington all codified the temporary to-go privileges that originated from the 2020 pandemic. The five states have

The holiday season is a busy time for the hospitality industry, with an influx of customers looking to celebrate and create lasting memories. However, as the demand for services and staff escalates, many establishments face the challenge of labor shortages. To combat understaffing and ensure a smooth operation

The partnership between Fintech and Sculpture Hospitality leverages over three decades of industry experience from both companies that support bars and restaurants in the hospitality sector. By integrating Fintech’s PaymentSource® with Sculpture’s solutions, retailers gain access to a range of benefits that simplify alcohol inventory and management. Here

The alcohol industry has come a long way from traditional bartending, pickup truck deliveries, and cash transactions. Technological advancements continue to disrupt and transform how alcohol is ordered, purchased, served, and enjoyed. These alcohol technology solutions can optimize workflows, create margin-protecting opportunities, and more. In this blog, we

There is a rising star in the convenience store alcohol market – boxed wine. As of Q3 2023, boxed wine now accounts for 10.59% of total wine spending, up from 8.53% in Q4 2022. This growth underscores its popularity among consumers. Fintech’s data insights can help convenience store

Don’t let the thought of alcohol invoices piling up ruin your Halloween! Fintech’s PaymentSource® is the perfect treat that will save you both time and money while also helping you grow and manage your alcohol business like never before. Time-Saving Sorcery Wave goodbye to tedious manual tasks and