DataCandy Closes 2016 with Nearly 7,500 Locations Now Utilizing its Loyalty Platform

MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DataCandy,
a North American leader in gift card and loyalty solutions for
retailers, restaurants, and petroleum companies, concludes its fiscal
year with nearly 7,500 business locations now utilizing its platform, a
39 percent increase over 2015. The company milestone resulted from 80
new clients signed in Q3 and Q4, including Global Pet Foods, Kubota and
an iconic Canadian petroleum company.

In addition to large and mid-sized deals, DataCandy’s diverse product
offering afforded the company steady growth among independent retailers
and restaurants. In 2016, over 100 small business owners seeking a
professional, turn-key gift card and loyalty solution forged
partnerships with DataCandy. A 20 percent revenue growth was reported
for FY2016 due to DataCandy’s ability to deliver gift card and loyalty
program solutions to retailers and restaurants of all sizes.

“Our incredible year-end performance clearly reflects our ability to
provide businesses of any size with an effective and affordable approach
to engage and retain customers,” says Lorne Schwartz, President and CEO
of DataCandy. “More companies are choosing us over the competition
because we have a steadfast commitment to every single customer who
relies on our platform – regardless of size.”

To further support and service its diverse customer base, DataCandy
continued expanding its partner ecosystem among the leading POS and
technology providers in 2016. DataCandy’s ongoing commitment to align
itself with strong industry vendors has enabled the company to offer
more value to its customers, while simultaneously expanding its
footprint across the gift card and loyalty marketplace.

“The company is well positioned for continued growth in the coming year
and will use this momentum to raise the bar in 2017,” says Schwartz. “We
will continue to build on our achievements in 2016 to bring out new
features and functionality to once again elevate the DataCandy platform,
better our support services, and increase the level of insights our
customers can leverage from implementing a loyalty solution.”

About DataCandy
DataCandy is a North American leader in
loyalty and gift card software solutions for the retail and hospitality
sectors. The company’s platform is utilized in nearly 7,500 locations
across Canada and the United States, including the Familiprix retail
pharmacy chain, St. Hubert restaurants and the 40 brands that encompass
the MTY Food Group. DataCandy is simple to interface, scalable for
growth, secure for financial transactions and provides multichannel
capabilities. To learn how unwrapping customer insights can drive
customer relationships, email getinfo@datacandy.com,
call 514-903-DATA or visit www.datacandy.com.

Contacts

DataCandy
Abby Chitester, 412-276-2057
VP Marketing
achitester@datacandy.com