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5 simple ways to outsell your competition
By Marc Wayshak
Your competition is out there right now selling to your prospects and customers. That's the bad news. The good news? They are all doing the same few things to try to win prospects' business. Just saying that you're different doesn't make you so. It's time to start actually behaving differently from your competition. By following these five simple steps, you can completely outsell your competition.
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NAC President's Expo scholarship available
NAC
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2014 President's Concession & Hospitality Expo Scholarship. The scholarship package includes full Expo registration, three nights of hotel accommodations, and a travel stipend to this year's event to be held on July 15-18 at the Denver Marriott City Center.
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Concessions Industry Data Initiative Survey
NAC
This initiative has been ongoing since the start of the year. It is vitally important that everyone take a few minutes out of their busy day to take this survey so the industry can achieve a valid sample size. The more people who participate, the more representative the data will be. We ask that you be as complete and candid as possible. Only summary data will be published and all individual, specific company data will be held in the strictest on confidence. All submissions go directly to FIU. Simply click on this link, take the survey and submit it.
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Welcome new members!
NAC is pleased to welcome new members:
Sara Gutierrez of Texas Parks & Wildlife
Jason Oziel of New Belgium Brewing Company

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  MARS Chocolate Bites

New-Twix® Brand Bites will deliver excitement to your concessions! Bite size perfection is the biggest innovation in the Twix® Brand history. Available April 2014. Twix® Bites will punctuate the Mars Chocolate portfolio. Movie going consumers will love the bite size unwrapped Twix®. Pre-order today.

www.twix.com
 


Red Sox to open Lansdowne hot dog stand
The Boston Globe
Some Fenway fans apparently have insatiable appetites — but not necessarily for baseball. Hoping to capitalize on Red Sox Nation's hunger for Fenway Franks, the organization plans to start selling the famous hot dogs outside the ballpark, at a Lansdowne Street concession stand. Even when a game isn't on the menu.
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Obama's overtime plan could cost small employers
The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama's overtime-pay proposal could be especially costly to small employers, many of which are also grappling with recent changes to minimum-wage and sick-pay laws, human resources experts and business owners said.
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First lady has food industry in a frenzy
National Journal
Michelle Obama's push for better nutrition is bringing sweeping changes to agriculture, manufacturing, commerce, schools and American homes. Many of those changes could result in multibillion-dollar shifts in how the government and consumers spend their money on food.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Feed Your Crave

Japan's #1 Fruit Chew has been sweeping the nation and is poised to become the next American Favorite! Hi-Chew can be found in 5 tantalizingly juicy flavors at convenience and grocery stores across the United States! No matter which flavor you choose, you’re in for a long-lasting, mouth-watering treat! Enjoy!"

www.hi-chew.com
 


Consumer spending trends: Concessions are the ticket for movie theatre profits
Millionaire Corner
With as much as 70 percent of the movie ticket price paid by to movie studios and distributors, theatre owners must rely on concessions to stay afloat, let alone make a profit.
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Gluten-free, millennial habits, daily deals: Trends or fads?
Food Business News
Three speakers from three different professional viewpoints took the stage at the Research Chefs Association's annual conference and Culinology Expo to dissect what is a trend and what is a fad. The wide-ranging conversation touched on gluten free, millennials, daily deals and flavor innovation.
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It's true: New Yorkers eating up deep dish
Chicago Tribune
A year ago, the hottest slob food in Manhattan, N.Y., was the cronut. Perhaps you heard about it: Created (and copyrighted) by SoHo's Dominique Ansel Bakery, the cronut, an unholy and addictive union of croissant and doughnut, proved so popular to trendy New Yorkers that waits for the innovative pastry stretched past three hours. A year later, however, fickle New York has moved on, and the cronut, while still somewhat popular (though replicated now at bakeries nationwide), is facing an unlikely slice of competition: Chicago deep dish.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
Great Western Products Company

Great Western Products specializes in manufacturing and processing of all your concession needs; Premium Popcorn, Popping Oils, Buttery Toppings and Buttery Flavored Popcorn Salt and a Complete Nacho Cheese Program. Serving the theatre industry for over 50 years.

Contact your sales rep for more information - 256-575-2473

www.gwproducts.com - markh@gwproducts.com
 


For whom the till tolls: Could impulse candy buys flatline as checkouts phase out?
ConfectioneryNews.com
Impulse-reliant confectioners should be wary of emerging technology that could spell the end for in-store checkouts as we know them, says a retail expert.
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How Chipotle changed US fast food forever
Fast Company
Chipotle set out to challenge fast food trends and be better than the competition. In the end, they launched a new industry. Here's how.
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4 proven tricks to get Facebook likes on your business posts
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Getting likes on your business's Facebook posts may seem like throwing spaghetti against the wall. You know some sticks and performs really well, while others just flop. As far as the why, it's a mystery. Thanks to a recent study, part of the mystery has been cracked. Trust us, using these scientifically supported tips and tricks will help you get more bang for the same amount of time spent. Learn the top four data-proven tricks to help your posts on your business's Facebook page get more likes, comments and impressions below.
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