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10 trends for 2013
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What would the start of another year be without predictions? Whether analyzing politics, the silver screen, or stock markets, experts try to offer a peek at the trends we can expect in the coming year. The restaurant industry is no different. More

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NAC announces a food safety certificate
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The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has partnered with the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP) to develop a concessions-branded course. The online program provides an effective, efficient and economical alternative to satisfying the food manager certification and food handler certificate requirements. More

Welcome new members!
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NAC is pleased to welcome new member Klaus Reichardt of Waterless Co. Inc.

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Rupp Arena chooses Pepsi
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G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc. of Cincinnati has signed a multi-year partnership agreement to become the official beverage provider with the Lexington Center Corporation, which includes Rupp Arena, the Lexington Convention Center, the Shops at Lexington Center, the Lexington Opera House and Triangle Park. More

Dr Pepper maker fills out 10-calorie lineup
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When it comes to the calories in diet soda, Dr Pepper thinks 10 is the new zero. Starting in January, the country's No. 3 soft drink company plans to roll out 10-calorie versions of five of its biggest soda brands: 7-Up, Sunkist, Canada Dry, RC Cola and A&W Root Beer. The drinks are an extension of Dr Pepper Ten, which was launched as a better-tasting alternative for men who don't like the image or taste of diet soda. More

ConAgra raises fiscal 2013 expectations
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ConAgra Foods Inc. posted double-digit sales increases in its consumer foods segment for the second fiscal quarter, raising expectations for fiscal 2013. More

Study offers new support for taxing soda and other junk foods
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Want to get people to eat more salad and less junk food? Make vegetables cheaper and soda more expensive. It's not exactly a new idea, but a study offers some fresh support for those in favor of using sin taxes and subsidies to steer people toward a more healthful diet. More

School cafeterias join fight against childhood obesity
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Increasingly, the movement to reduce childhood obesity by improving what students eat in school has changed the game. It means schools are now required to serve more fresh fruits and vegetables. And there's a movement within the movement that promotes the retro notion of cooking meals from scratch. More

Americans resolving to go vegan, gluten-free in the new year
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Looks like 2013 just might be the year for veganism; not only is Next planning an all vegan tasting menu, but according to a survey from the Values Institute at DGWB, vegan and gluten-free diets are the trends for 2013. The survey of 2,800 adults found that the top five consumer health trends for 2013 will include: food-waste consciousness, wellness in workplaces, an increase in snacking, and a rise in veganism and gluten-free diets. More

Minimum wage set to rise in 10 states in 2013
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Although it's far short of the $15 hourly pay many employees in New York and other cities have been protesting for lately, the minimum wage will rise in 2013 in 10 states. Most estimates have the increase between 10 and 35 cents per hour, or an extra $200 to $500 per year. More


 



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