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At Coors Field, ballpark food goes beyond the hot dog
The Denver Post
Time was, you could pretty much count on just three types of food when you visited a major-league ballpark: Hot dogs, peanuts and, as the seventh-inning anthem tells us, Cracker Jack. This was back in the day when the only people in the stadium who wore baseball caps backward were the catchers. Things change.
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2013 Convention and Trade Show less than 3 months away
NAC
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) will bring together the top food and beverage concession leaders in the recreation and leisure-time industry at the NAC Annual Convention & Trade Show August 6-9 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans. Visit http://www.naconline.org/ to see the exciting, value-packed schedule. Click on the link to register and make sure to book your rooms directly through the Hilton Riverside.
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NAC Convention program ad opportunity
NAC
NAC will be placing advertisements in the 2013 Convention program distributed to all attendees of the Convention & Trade Show in New Orleans. Ads may be general in nature, or congratulatory ads to Terry Conlon, ECM, Director of Concessions for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois, the 2013 NAC Mickey Warner Award honoree. To participate, click here to download the insertion order and follow the instructions. The form must be filled out, and materials and payment must be received no later than July 11 to be included in the program.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Tappers® Beer Battered Boneless Wings

With the price of wings soaring, boneless wings provide a more favorable food cost and more profit potential. Tappers Beer Battered Boneless Wings, made with breast meat, use Point Amber Classic award winning beer in its batter. Set yourself apart with a truly unique item. Call 800-933-2121. MORE!
 


Updates on sugary drinks bans/taxes
NAC
NAC is keeping tabs on recent developments in efforts by states and cities to either ban or tax certain sizes of sugary beverages. Click here to see a handy report on proposed food and beverage legislation arranged by state.
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Welcome new member!
NAC
NAC is pleased to welcome new member:
Ronald Svasek of Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

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IN THE NEWS


Get rid of the words 'if' and 'then'
The Sales Hunter
Too many salespeople are using the words "if" and "then" in absolutely the wrong way! They should replace those words with "do now."
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Bacon dogs are here! Thanks, Oscar Mayer
Yahoo News
It's as if they read the minds of bacon lovers everywhere: Oscar Mayer introduced five new hot dogs, one of which has bacon cooked right into it. "No one knows bacon like Oscar Mayer," Jared Baker, director of Oscar Mayer hot dogs, said in a statement. "We know Americans love bacon, and we know they love hot dogs, so it seemed like the perfect time for us to introduce our first hot dog made with bacon."
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Funnel dogs, and 7 other incredible minor league ballpark treats
USA Today
The official website of minor league baseball — unveiled its "Foodfight" competition, challenging fans to select the minors' greatest ballpark concession. The nominees are broken down into four, 16-item categories: "Gut Busters," "Hogs 'n Dogs," "Local Legends," and "Scrumptious Sandwiches."
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New report: Gluten-free market to top $6 billion by 2018
Food Business News
The gluten-free products market will reach $6.2 billion by 2018, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets. Gluten-free bakery and confectionery products represent 46 percent of total gluten-free products volume share, followed by gluten-free snacks at 20 percent.
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Washington, DC, to list calories on drink vending machines in municipal buildings
The Washington Examiner
By placing labels with calorie counts on Washington, D.C., government vending machines, Mayor Vincent Gray hopes city workers will pick healthier drinks.
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Gluten-free shoppers like snacks too
Bloomberg Businessweek
May is Celiac Awareness Month. That's one reason shoppers may be seeing more gluten-free foods at their local grocer. The other reason: Everyone else is buying them too. Odd as it may seem to the gluten lovers among us, most of the people buying gluten-free cookies and crackers do so simply as a preference.
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The candy cab gives New York City passengers a sweet ride
Yahoo News
Hailing a taxi in New York City is practically a competitive sport but one cabbie is making the grind a little bit sweeter. Mansoor Khalid, 37, an electrical engineer graduate from Pakistan who's driven a cab since 1996, has turned his taxi into a Willy Wonka factory on wheels by filling his car with boatloads of candy.
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