Angel Abcede

Angel Abcede, CSP/Winsight
Senior Editor/Content Development Coordinator, CSP
Winsight LLC
(630) 528-9232

Angel Abcede is a senior editor at CSP magazine, covering industry trends, investigative topics and technology. His 25-year history with the channel fortifies his perspective and motivates him to seek out what's relevant, innovative and telling. Reach him at

NACS ranks the category No. 1 in average sales and No. 2 in gross profit

How ARS merchandise manager is applying a ‘craft’ sensibility to her category

Industry consultant mulls vaping landscape after the fall of industry’s first big player

For convenience-store operators, the solutions covered everything from workforce management to point-of-sale (POS), supply chain and inventory tracking.

On the trade-show floor, new product ideas swirled around concepts of big data, data security and mobile applications—everything from payment to digital coupons.

As craft beer hype grows among your customers, how should you respond to their call to action?

As the Apple Pay mobile-wallet service rolled out at more than 220,000 stores late last year, retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy and 7-Eleven were among those that were noticeably absent from Cupertino.

As consumers become more astute with their smartphones, buying, sending and even redeeming gift cards may become the way they eventually handle all transactions, what’s a retailer to do?

Snickers Bites

As retailers review their snack and candy planograms and consider emerging package sizes and pricing, they will undoubtedly decide on whether or not to trade up. From all indications, larger candy packages are trending, especially in so-called “stand-up,” re-sealable bags of mini, bite-sized...

Pinnacle exec speaks to the future of mobile payments, company's new offering

Retailers attending The Financial Mobility Summit on the viability and profitability of mobile payments educated themselves about the products and services surrounding this emerging retail-payment solution.

Suppliers reveal new products, services at NACS’ technology show