Retail Executives From Arby’s Restaurant Group, Dr Pepper/Seven Up and Jack in the Box Talk Contactless Payment at New Smart Card Alliance Web Seminar

Retail Executives From Arby’s Restaurant Group, Dr Pepper/Seven Up and Jack in the Box Talk Contactless Payment at New Smart Card Alliance Web Seminar

Contactless Payment Retailers Present Experiences and Hold Live Q&A on July 19th at Noon Eastern Time

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ, June 29, 2007–Millions of consumers in the United States enjoy using speedy and convenient contactless financial payment cards and devices every day to pay for purchases at the retail point-of-sale. Capitalizing on consumers’ love of the technology, some of the best known retailers across the nation are now accepting contactless payments. Retailers interested in hearing their peers at Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc. and Jack in the Box, Inc. share experiences with contactless payment and its many benefits are invited to join a free Smart Card Alliance web seminar, “Contactless Payments: The Retailer Experience,” July 19th at Noon Eastern Time.

“Contactless financial payments are really catching on with consumers, and issuers and retailers alike are recognizing this trend. More than 21 million contactless cards have been issued in the United States, and more than 51,000 retailers worldwide accept them,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “This retailer-focused web seminar will provide attendees with a detailed understanding of what is driving the move to contactless payments and how they can bring the many advantages of the technology to their business.”

Attendees can pre-register for the 60-minute presentation and discussion, presented by the Alliance in partnership with the STORES Knowledge Series, by visiting

Retailer executives presenting are Gavin Waugh, senior director of treasury, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.; Mark Jackson, vice president of business development, cold drink, Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc.; and Michael Verdesca, division vice president, systems development, Jack in the Box, Inc. Additional presenters are Sahir Anand, retail research analyst, Aberdeen Group, and Randy Vanderhoof. Susan Reda, executive editor of STORES Magazine and LPInformation, will moderate the presentation.

Attendees of this free web seminar can expect to learn:

  • Which retail segments are capitalizing on the speed and convenience of
    contactless payments
  • What the key business drivers are for retailers accepting contactless
  • How consumers are reacting to changing the way they pay
  • What new opportunities are being enabled with contactless payment
  • What retailers need to consider in implementing contactless payments

Alliance members sponsoring the event are First Data Corporation, Texas Instruments and ViVOtech.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information, please visit