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Movie treats get an upgrade
The Wall Street Journal
Movie-going is most associated with one dietary indulgence: buttery popcorn, served up by a bored teenager filling tub after tub. Now, some entrepreneurs want to fit the entire food pyramid into the multiplex. "Edamame is the answer," said Ron Law, whose product, EdaMovie, is sold in eight theater chains.
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ASSOCIATION NEWS


Kroeger named 2015 Mickey Warner recipient
NAC
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that Dan Kroeger; President, CEO and Chairman of Gold Medal Products Company; has been named the 2015 Mickey Warner Award recipient. Kroeger will be honored on Thursday, July 23 at the NAC Membership Luncheon during The Concession & Hospitality Expo at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati.
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Are you preparing for menu labeling?
By: Guest columnist Judy Barbe, registered dietitian
The clock is ticking. We often hear the journey is part of the destination. Speed bump! Because of Section 4205 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the journey is about menu labeling in food service operations. The destination is to have a healthier population.
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Webinar Alert — FDA Menu Labeling Regulations
NAC
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that the Association will host a webinar "The How-To-Guide for Compliance With the FDA Menu Labeling Regulations" conducted by Dr. Claudine J. Kavanaugh, Ph.D., MPH, RD of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday, May 28 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern – exclusively for our members. This webinar will be a follow-up to the CinemaCon Session and for the NAC members who were not able to attend the Las Vegas event. Information on how to join the webinar is now available by following this link.

You can join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://gotomeet.me/MLAI You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1.872.240.3412 Access Code: 499-102-253

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Time to register for NAC Expo
NAC
Join the top food and beverage leaders at THE International Concessions and Hospitality Marketplace. The NAC Concession & Hospitality Expo will take place July 21-24 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and the adjacent Duke Energy Convention Center.
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Enter to Win the "POP-tastic" Popper Giveaway!
[Gold Medal Products Co.]
Win a popper and then turn it into profits! You could win a 12-oz. Pop Maxx courtesy of Gold Medal Products Co. Plus, there’s a second prize of a digital camera and third prize of a Nook! Enter daily between now and June 1st.
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Booths on sale for 2015 Concession & Hospitality Expo
NAC
Join the top food and beverage leaders at THE International Concessions and Hospitality Marketplace. The Concession & Hospitality Expo will take place on July 21-24 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and the adjacent Duke Energy Convention Center. The 2015 Trade Show is at the Duke Energy Center right across the street from the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and will be held on Wednesday, July 22 (1 – 4 p.m.) and Thursday, July 23 (2 – 4 p.m.) and is open to full and tabletop displays.
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Welcome new members
NAC
NAC is pleased to welcome new members:

​Wayne Brown of Calbee North America
​Ben Prentice of Green Restaurant Association
Eng Hee Lim of MCAT BOX OFFICE SDN BHD
Rick Rhodes of Carolina Hurricanes

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IN THE NEWS


The cost of closing the Baltimore Orioles game during the riots: $7.5 million
Mashable
As Baltimore settles down after the riots, fueled by the death of Freddie Gray, 25, the city has some rebuilding to do. That starts with tallying up the financial and social cost of the standstill in everything from small businesses to baseball.
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Booze and snacks are coming to the rescue for Regal Cinemas
Cinema Blend
Concession stands to the rescue. Regal Cinemas are seeing an increase in profits thanks in part to an uptake in concession stands sales as a result of offering alcoholic beverages and new menu options.
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As companies eliminate artificial ingredients, is food really getting healthier?
By Cait Harrison
You've probably heard the recent announcement that Panera plans to remove artificial ingredients from its food. But it comes among a plethora of other companies — Tyson, McDonald's, Pepsi, Chipotle, Nestle, Kraft and more — who have also vowed to remove additives, preservatives and other so-called "bad" ingredients from their recipes. So are these companies' menu changes really about improving public health — or is it simply good business sense?
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States drinking the most soda
USA Today
In 18 states, more than 26 percent of adults consume sweetened-beverages such as regular soda and fruit drinks at least once daily. Sugary drinks are one of the primary sources of added sugars in U.S. diets and have been associated with a range of negative health outcomes.
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Ballpark food goes upscale: From hot dogs to haute cuisine
Forbes
Hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jack: anyone who's visited a ballpark from the turn of the century until around the 1980s had these staples to count on for food options, says Bennett Jacobstein, author of "The Joy of Ballpark Food: From Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine."
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M&Ms candy maker says: Don't eat too many
CNNMoney
One of the biggest candy companies in the world wants you to lay off the sugar. Mars, which makes M&Ms, Snickers and Twix, said that it supports government recommendations to limit sugar intake and label sweets with the amount of added sugar they contain.
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