NAC Weekly eNews
Oct. 23, 2013

Belgian brewery buys US maker of craft beers
The New York Times
As European interest in American craft beers begins to mirror the mania for them stateside, the Duvel Moortgat Brewery of Belgium announced a deal to buy the Boulevard Brewing Company, a craft brewery in Kansas City, Mo.More

70th Anniversary new membership offer
To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the origins of the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) a special first year membership discount is being offered to new applicants. For a mere $180 for the first year, your membership will provide "Member Only" access to concession data and information you will not be able to find elsewhere as well as our weekly digital newsletter, annual printed directory, education and certification classes and remarkable discounts to the NAC Concession & Hospitality Expo scheduled for July 15 – 18 in Denver along with other industry shows.More

Etter book available on Amazon now!
NAC Director of Education, Larry Etter, has just released a new book and it is available on Amazon right now. Larry will provide a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the book to the NAC Education fund. The Concessions Class: With a Few Condiments outlines what it takes to be successful in recreational foodservice management and concessions at movie theaters, stadiums, arenas, amusement parks and fairs. It highlights the management tools and basics in finance that guide potential foodservice professionals into concessions management practices. More

Don't bobble your event logistics: Use a trusted expedited freight services partner
Just ask the New York Yankees what it's like to promise fans a Mariano Rivera souvenir bobblehead, but then have that same truckload freight shipment missing when the gates are opened. Yes, that is what you call a logistics nightmare – not to mention a bad customer experience in the making!

NAC members can learn from this story by planning ahead for their critical event-based shipping needs. Since most members are not transportation experts, finding the right partner with the expertise and resources to plan and execute time-critical and time-sensitive shipments is a great place start. The NAC Shipping Program from PartnerShip is an endorsed member benefit. More

Michael G. Rosenberg, The Promotion In Motion Cos., Inc. inducted into Candy Hall of Fame
Michael G. Rosenberg, The Promotion In Motion Cos., Inc. was one of 12 industry veterans named to the National Confectionery Sales Association's Candy Hall of Fame. “These industry stalwarts' dedication and leadership has furthered positive growth of confectionery products through their accomplished careers. Their civic and professional achievements have contributed to the overall betterment of the industry,” said National Confectionery Sales Association President Mark Antonucci.More

Welcome new members!
NAC is pleased to welcome new members:
Carol Lee Callahan from Sodexo Sports & Leisure at Kansas State University
Michele Lewis from Sweet Bottom Cookies

New York soda ban to go before state's top court
The New York Times
The battle over big sodas is not yet finished. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's ballyhooed and much-criticized attempt to limit the size of sugary drinks in New York City is set to be reviewed by the state's highest court, the Court of Appeals, the city announced, offering a final chance to salvage a plan that has twice been rejected by judges as improper.More

Cocoa shortage, rising prices threaten chocolate bars
Willy Wonka didn't see this coming — crisis in chocolate-land. The humble candy bar could soon change beyond recognition as palm oil, chemical flavorings and fillers replace increasingly scarce cocoa beans and expensive ingredients.More

Addicted to Oreos? You truly might be
NBC News
Oreos are as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats, and just like us, they like the creamy center best. Eating the sugary treats activates more neurons in the brain's "pleasure center" than drugs such as cocaine, the team at Connecticut College found.More

Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups coming out in 2014
The market for chocolate and peanut butter, two great tastes that taste great together, has long been dominated by the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. But soon, there will be a new kid on the block. Nestlé is launching Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups, which they say will change the traditional peanut butter cup forever. More

The science behind some of your favorite candy
Mother Nature Network
With Halloween just around the corner, store shelves are full of a variety of candies to satisfy every sweet tooth. If you've ever wondered how certain candies make your tongue burn or lips pucker, read on for the science behind some of your favorite sweets.More

Want to lose weight and live longer? Eat chocolate
New York Post
In news that will be sweet to every dieter's ears, cutting out chocolate is more likely to make you put on weight rather than lose it. A survey by research agency YouGov has found that 86 percent of slimmers who carried on enjoying their favorite treats successfully lost weight.More

At the cutting edge of environmentally advanced cooling
By Andrew Gaved
RAC Magazine's recent Cooling Industry Awards once again provided refrigeration and air conditioning suppliers the opportunity to demonstrate their environmentally advanced innovations. We have realized over the years that each annual crop of entries provides a snapshot of best practices in the sector, largely focused on the U.K., but increasingly throughout Europe and the rest of the world. Furthermore, studying the range of award winners often reveals particular themes as the industry responds to the various challenges of legislation, energy and carbon reduction, and customer expectations.More