ACI Wordwide acquires ISD Corp.
New York City — ACI Worldwide, an international provider of payment systems, announced that it has acquired ISD Corp. to broaden the functionality of its payments solutions for retailers. ISD is a provider of secure payment management software and solutions for retailers in the United States and Canada.
With the addition of 140 customers from ISD, ACI now has more than 220 retailers worldwide running ACI payment systems.
Samuel Adams introduces variety pack of contest-winning beers
BOSTON — Beers that were highlighted in Samuel Adams’ annual homebrew contest last year now are available in a six-pack.
The company said that the 2011 Samuel Adams LongShot American Homebrew Contest – Category 23 Variety six-pack has hit store shelves. The variety pack includes two bottles each of Richard Roper’s Friar Hop Ale, Rodney Kibzey’s Blackened Hops, and Caitlin DeClercq’s Honey B’s Lavender Wheat, which all were named winners in Samuel Adams LongShot American Homebrew Contest in 2010.
The 2011 Samuel Adams LongShot American Homebrew Contest – Category 23 Variety six-pack is available nationwide in select retail stores beginning in late March for a suggested retail price of $9.99.
Stop & Shop donates $100K to Japan relief, encourages customers to help
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced that, along with its sister Ahold USA supermarkets, $100,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund to support disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Additionally, through Sunday, April 3, Stop & Shop said it will be collecting donations in all stores for the victims of the natural disasters in Japan on behalf of the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund. One hundred percent of the monies collected will be donated to relief efforts.
"With the extent of the catastrophe in Japan still unknown, we wanted to do our part in helping the relief efforts by giving our associates and customers an easy way to contribute to the victims," said Mark McGowan, New England division president of Stop & Shop.