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Friday, November 19, 2004
Blackstone Also To Provide Company’s Merchant Processing Blackstone (, a pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry and the nation’s leading electronic PIN distributor, announces that Farm Stores Grocery, a “double drive-thru” market, has selected Blackstone as its prepaid category provider and merchant processor for it’s corporate-owned stores. Janet Sancho, Blackstone’s vice president of sales, said “In Florida, Farm Stores is part of our daily lives – many of us drive by to pick up fill-in groceries such as milk, bread, bakery products, and now, prepaid phone cards. Therefore, being selected as their prepaid category provider is an exciting opportunity for Blackstone.” “We are excited about entering the prepaid phone category with an industry leader like Blackstone, said Carlos Bared, CEO of Farm Stores Grocery. Blackstone and Farm Stores are a great match. Prepaid phone card consumers will now have the quickest way to shop for phone cards! A pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, Blackstone is currently one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid products and services with thousands of retail locations nationwide. Established and headquartered in Miami, Florida since 1995, Blackstone provides innovative solutions to local, national and international companies seeking to maximize their full potential – from calling cards, POS terminals, merchant processing, marketing & distribution to self-service, interactive kiosks – Blackstone’s licensed products offers a complete array of services to design, integrate and maintain high-impact, strategic business solutions via our global network of alliances and resources. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services visit or call 1-800-639-9590. Farm Stores Grocery, established in Miami in 1937, is the world’s largest double drive-thru grocery retailer with over 100 stores in Florida.