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    Gilbarco Certifies Kickback Points as First Applause Loyalty Partner

    The solution combines personalized, targeted promotions with the couponing functionality of Applause.

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Gilbarco Veeder-Root has certified Kickback Points with its generic loyalty interface for the Applause Media System. This marks the first time an embedded digital forecourt media solution that personalizes advertising and promotions is available to convenience retailers, according to Gilbarco.

    The solution combines a personalized customer experience and targeted promotions based on consumer loyalty status and past purchase preferences with the couponing functionality of Applause. It allows mutual customers to take advantage of the technology to build loyalty and boost sales.

    "Kickback Rewards is an industry leader, and we are pleased that they are the first certified Applause loyalty partner," said Chris Whitley, vice president of marketing for North America at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. "Whether their customers control their own forecourt media content with the Applause Media System or enjoy turnkey content management with Applause TV with Outcast, they will be able to take advantage of this powerful integration and stand out from the competition."

    Using the Applause loyalty interface, the point-of-sale-independent solution also allows retailers to easily combine mobile couponing and social promotions directly from the pump, according to the announcement.

    "We are excited to partner with Gilbarco to pioneer another industry-first innovation," said Pat Lewis, CEO of Kickback Points. "This combined solution is a fully integrated, loyalty based, in-dispenser forecourt media solution that dynamically personalizes advertising and promotions based on consumer loyalty status and past purchase preferences. It will not only enhance the value of our customer's loyalty programs, but will also allow them to expand and strengthen their forecourt marketing efforts."

    Gilbarco plans to continue to certify other top loyalty providers on the Applause Media System and Applause TV with Outcast, the company said. Applause Media with loyalty is available on Gilbarco Encore 700 S and 500 S dispensers with color screens.

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