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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2008/09/03 - Vivonet is excited to announce, that the Halo™ Secure Web Based POS product brand will be the point-of-sale (POS) solution for Kernels Popcorn’s at its international location in the capital city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates - Vivonet.com.
The expansion opportunity is part of Kernels Popcorn growth strategy and is the first international opportunity for North American based Vivonet.
The Kernels Popcorn franchise has been using Halo™ Secure Web Based POS since July 2006. Halo™ was the ideal solution for the growing franchise because of the capabilities it offered to both the corporate office and to the individual franchise locations. Through Halo™, Kernels’ head office is able to access sales information in real-time for all of 60+ locations. This information is available to be benchmarked across the board on all aspects of the business, which aids in the strategic decisions making process. For the franchisees, Halo™ provides the features to cost effectively manage and operate their business. With Halo™, the franchisees benefit from having accurate reporting, the ability to monitor employee activity, remote access to the back-end reporting system and tracking capabilities of individual menu items. Viewing information or making changes can be made from anywhere with an Internet location.
The secure web based design of Halo™ allows all the features and benefits of the system to transcend geography and international borders. This is why Halo™ is able to support Kernels Popcorn’s international expansion and contribute to their success overseas. Even though Dubai is 4 hours ahead of GMT, the executive and operations team at Kernels Popcorn’s Head Office can still know exactly how sales are doing in real-time while they are at home in North America.
By logging into Halo™ Enterprise Manager, the online back-end reporting system, Kernels corporate office can run reports on menu items, revenue, contributions and employees for anywhere they have stores and from anywhere in the world! This means that Kernels can better manage its business on both a day to day basis and on a long term planning basis. As business owners, both the franchisor and the franchisee can base strategic and operational decisions on real-time information for different regions, menu items and performance levels for each unique location.
“As a current user of the Halo™ system in Canada, it seemed a logical step to continue to manage our business abroad using the Halo™ system in United Arab Emirates,” comments Penny Daniels, Chief Financial Officer for Kernels Popcorn. “We will be able to see real time information and help the new operations through the challenges they may face when establishing their business in a new environment. The Halo™ system is the perfect fit for our franchise model because it is an affordable option that meets the strategic needs of the head office and the operational needs of our franchise owners both in Canada and abroad.”
“We are excited to see Halo™ Secure Web Based POS expand internationally with Kernels Popcorn,” comments Ryan Volberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vivonet. “Kernels Popcorn has been a valued Vivonet Customer since 2006 and we’ve seen how Kernels has benefited from Halo™ by increasing sales, providing accurate data and improving workflow.“
About Kernels Popcorn
Kernels Popcorn (kernelspopcorn.com) is a powerful Canadian success story. A nationally recognized and respected brand, backed by a solid management team, the Kernels concept has been in operation since 1983 in Canada with expansion to Korea, Australia, and California. Extraordinary Popcorn is certainly the 'star' of Kernels' success. At Kernels, we believe that both product development and people development are the most crucial elements in sustaining and growing a business. That's why, since our inception, we have been hard at work creating a family of franchise owners together with an expanded menu of flavors and an impressive array of innovative new products. This line-up has brought us a whole new category of consumer products and given our existing customers a reason to keep dropping by Kernels.
Established in 1999, Vivonet (vivonet.com) is an on-demand solutions provider that enables, acquires and organizes millions of transactions every month for customers in the hospitality and retail sectors across Canada and the United States. Vivonet provides on-demand enterprise management, point-of-sale (POS), payment processing and performance benchmarking solutions for its customers. Vivonet’s unique ability to aggregate the transaction data created by its customers allows their customers to benchmark their performance against other users and the industry at large – leading to better performance and higher business success rates.