June 24, 2021 – Toronto, Ontario – Newt Corporation (“Newt” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the signing of the contract for initial distribution of 10,000 PASE electronic toll road tags at Farmacias Guadalajara’s 2,400 retail outlets nationwide.
Within the last year, Farmacias Guadalajara has been successfully utilizing Newt’s SaaS Platform for digital services, using the software for enrollment of new customer accounts, allowing customers to make utility and bill payments, purchasing of expanded product lines of gift cards in their stores, and accessing Newt’s portfolio of digital SaaS services and catalogue of products.
The distribution of tags will start from Farmacias Guadalajara’s three distribution centers in Mexico: Western, in Tlaquepaque Jalisco, for 5,000 pieces, Northeastern near Monterrey, for 3,000 pieces, and central, in Hidalgo, near Mexico City, for 2,000 pieces.
The addition of physical distribution represents an entirely new stage for Newt Corporation, breaking ground into the realm of physical operations, expanding Newt’s offering from digital software products and services to physical device products.
Farmacias Guadalajara is a Mexican drugstore chain that was founded in 1942 in Guadalajara, Jalisco. In 1962 it began an expansion program, and currently has more than 2,400 drugstores in 19 States of Mexico. Since 2004, it has increased its stores to more than 60 locations per year, and has an average of two locations opening per week. Currently Farmacias Guadalajara has more than 15,000 employees. Farmacias Guadalajara opened a new distribution center with high tech in Monterrey, which provides merchandise to the whole chain. Farmacias Guadalajara headquarters are located in downtown Guadalajara City, and they have three distribution centers around the country.
Sergio Maya Aleman, CEO of Latin America of Newt, stated: “This new line of business not only complements our offering of digital products, but represents an opportunity to expand our business units and sales. Currently, it is just toll road tags, but I can clearly see other relationships developing that can link the physical product with Newt’s digital software, expanding the catalogue of services and products to our retail distribution network, increasing sales for the company.”
About Farmacias Guadalajara
Farmacias Guadalajara is a public company on the Mexican Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol FRAGUA. It is one of the largest drugstore and health-product chains in Mexico, founded in 1942 in Guadalajara, Jalisco. In 1962 it began an expansion program, and currently has more than 2,400 drugstores in 19 States of Mexico. Since 2004, it has increased its stores to more than 60 locations per year, and has an average of two locations opening per week. Currently, Farmacias Guadalajara has more than 15,000 employees.
For more information, visit https://www.farmaciasguadalajara.com/.
Newt Corporation is a Canadian Company with subsidiaries in USA & Mexico, currently delivering state-of-the-art digital payment services to consumers and service providers where 60% of the adult population does not have a bank account and where 80% of personal payments are made in cash. It currently provides Software & Kiosks solutions, within the Fintech Software Solutions Services, primarily focused on B2B such as Retail, Institutions and SME’s providing services to employees and the unbanked market.
Utilizing its developed SaaS technologies software and integrated partners, Newt can provide institutions and merchants, technology for solving KYC, AML, Mobile wallet, cashless mobile payment, bill payment, digital prepaid products, and other services for transactions on mobile devices, web and at Merchant Point of Sales. Newt is currently launching its own operated network of self service kiosks and applications that are designed to provide more convenient payment alternatives for consumers and more efficient billing for service providers.
Newt’s SaaS solutions, users and businesses can take away complex capabilities of transacting in the digital world, making payments, receiving funds, accepting bill payments at point of sales, thus allowing merchants a quick and seamless one-stop shop, for a more secure and efficient provider. Newt’s current SaaS platform is utilized by clients throughout North America & Latin America. Recently top enterprises and SME’s are choosing Newt as their single service provider for Payment solutions.
For more information, visit www.NewtFinancial.com
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