DataCandy Gets Poppin’ on Loyalty Program Relaunch for all Canadian Kernels Locations

Montreal, Quebec (February 19, 2018)Kernels, the only Canadian retail chain of gourmet specialty popcorn stores, has officially relaunched its customer loyalty program using the DataCandy technology platform. Forget the shop talk, at Kernels it’s all about POP-talk. Since 1983 Kernels Popcorn has been making a sensational range of flavors for the ideal snack time. With more than 85 stores across Canada, Kernels is committed to uncompromising quality and a-maize-ing taste. With popcorn for every personality, whether salty or sweet, spicy, or cheesy, decadent, or low fat, you’re sure to find a flavor as unique as you are. Embrace the POPabilities.


With DataCandy powering its Perks loyalty program, Kernels has simplified the collection and management of data generated by loyalty members.  The seamless integration between DataCandy and Kernels’ existing Vivonet POS system has created a real-time flow of data formatted in visual dashboards and reports. For the first time, analyzing promotions and outcomes from National Popcorn Day promotions are quick and easy.


“There is no comparison, the DataCandy loyalty platform is a superior technology and therefore a better program to what we previously deployed. After all, Perks for us is MORE than just a thank you,” says Eli Staiman, President & CEO of Kernels Popcorn.  “The DataCandy system is so much easier to manage, and since the relaunch, customers are more engaged and apt to register their own profile as fans of our brand. I see why DataCandy has such an impressive track-record within the Canadian loyalty space, and we are truly excited to work with their teams to benefit our own fans!”


About Kernels

Popcorn lovers know that at Kernels, even a feel-good decision can equal BIG taste! With an obsession for extraordinary flavors and unique packaging, Kernels has rethought what it means to be an impulse snack and built for itself a loyal hoard of fans and followers. Particular people with a profound passion for perfectly popped popcorn (say that with a mouthful of Creamy Caramel!) Kernels popcorn is a joy to eat and receive; get set for a moment of pure popcorn pleasure. A Kernels kind of moment. For more information, visit


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 over 9,000 locations across Canada and the United States, including the ALDO Group, 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, call 514-903-DATA or visit