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New food offerings at U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago Sun-Times
Building off of the already unique food offerings at U.S. Cellular Field, the Chicago White Sox will debut an expanded menu for fans on Opening Day, April 1. "Each year, we listen to our fans and strive to improve our services based on their feedback," said Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing. "We consistently work to offer White Sox fans a variety of fresh and new retail and concession items at U.S. Cellular Field, and this year is no different."
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We are very pleased to announce an exciting partnership between NAC and National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP)!
NAC
NAC and NRFSP have teamed up to offer you some incredible options for all of your food safety needs. Whether you are preparing for your Food Safety Manager Certification, preparing your Food Handlers, or looking for online training options, you are covered. Click on the link to check out these great deals and stay tuned to more exciting announcements in the future.
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Online registration now available for the 2013 NAC Annual Convention Aug. 6-9 in New Orleans
NAC
The National Association of Concessionaires will bring together the top food and beverage concession leaders in the recreation and leisure-time industry at the NAC Annual Convention & Trade Show Aug. 6-9 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans. Click here to register online!
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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NAC/Al Lapidus/Variety Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Golf Classic
NAC
Join us for golf just prior to the start of the CinemaCon Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. The Annual Al Lapidus/Variety Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013, at Anthem Country Club in Henderson, Nev. The Golf Classic is named for the late NAC past president Al Lapidus, and proceeds from the tournament benefit college scholarships for the Variety Boys & Girls Club of East Los Angeles, the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, and the educational programs of the National Association of Concessionaires. Visit the NAC website for more information.
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Welcome new members!
NAC
NAC is pleased to welcome new members:
Lou Pagano II of Ferrara Candy
Paul Chandler of CFISD/Berry Center

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IN THE NEWS


Pepsi bottles get a makeover after 17 years
The Associated Press via NBCNews.com
Pepsi is rolling out a new shape for its 20-ounce bottle for the first time in about 17 years. The new bottle has a contoured bottom half that appears easier to grip, and the wraparound label is shorter so that more of the drink is exposed.
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Phillies unveil this season's stadium food
KYW-TV
With the baseball season fast approaching, the Phillies are giving fans a glimpse of what's new on the menu and at the Majestic Clubhouse. Ashburn Alley is making room for donuts and fried chicken, courtesy of Federal Donuts. There is also going to be a beer garden located behind the bullpens.
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New Orleans: Grab a cab, grab a soda? Taxis add vending machines
Los Angeles Times
Travelers who hail a cab in New Orleans will be able to do something riders nowhere else in the country will be able to do: Slide into the back seat and buy a cold soda from a vending machine. About 250 taxis will be outfitted with a touchscreen on which customers can swipe their credit or debit card to pay 99 cents for a Coke, Diet Coke or other soft drinks, a statement from the cab company says.
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Popcorn with a movie? Try truffles and foie gras
AFP via France 24
There's popcorn and movies, there's the infamous frozen TV dinner, and then, in one corner of New York, there's getting a top chef to feed you delicacies that echo the story unfolding on the big screen. Old fashioned junk food won't cut the moviegoer's mustard in the hipster hotbed of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Junk food fight heats up
The Christian Science Monitor via CNBC
From the successful campaign against trans fats to San Francisco's ban on toys in McDonald's Happy Meals to first lady Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity, it's clear that makers of so-called junk foods face a widening public relations battle.
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A new spin on fats and oils
Food Business News
Ever since the war on trans fats began with the 2003 announcement that the Food and Drug Administration would require labeling for trans fats, bakers and snack food producers have been struggling with the weakest links in their products: the fats and oils.
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Big soda: We're not mass killers
Salon
Harvard researchers have found that over-consumption of sodas and sugary drinks may be linked to 180,000 worldwide deaths a year. The report also notes the studied beverages contribute to about 25,000 American deaths a year, placing the country third overall. The American Beverage Association (ABA), which represents hundreds of industry companies, including Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, immediately criticized the study.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Whitecaps add 17 new menu items for 2013 — including one requiring a waiver (Ballpark Digest)
Kystal LaReese-Gaule of Kernel Season's passes away (NAC)
Florida's Roger Dean Stadium goes high tech: New service lets fans order food from their seat (WPTV-TV)
Maker of candy with toy inside says it's safe (USA Today)
USDA weighs sugar bailout that may boost candy prices (The Huffington Post)



 



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