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Ballpark food: As American as hotdogs with bacon and pesto
NPR
It's not just peanuts and Cracker Jacks anymore. As we head into summer, Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast tells NPR's Rachel Martin how to size up ballpark dining options from sushi to gelato.
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ASSOCIATION NEWS


NAC announces new member welcome program
NAC
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced an exciting new program to help welcome new members into the Association. NAC has seen a large increase in new members in 2014 and overall membership numbers now stand at a new high for recent history. In order to start members off on the right foot, we would like current members to make a commitment to contact the newest members by sending them a personalized welcome note and, if you wish, a small token from your company.
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Time to register for the Expo
NAC
The program is in place and most of the trade show floor has been sold for the NAC Concession & Hospitality Expo (Formerly the NAC Convention & Trade Show). The only thing missing now is you! It is time to register and make your plans to attend this exciting and value-packed event. The Expo will be held July 15-18 at the Denver Marriott City Center.
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Concession & Hospitality Expo checklist
NAC
The Concession & Hospitality Expo presented by the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) is only six weeks away. If you have not already done so, visit our EXPO page to register to attend this annual value-packed event with networking and educational opportunities combined with a trade show that represents The International Concessions & Hospitality Marketplace. The time to act is now to secure your registration and hotel room, and help NAC headquarters prepare for the event. This story is a checklist for items that you will want to consider as you make your plans to travel to Denver July 15-18.
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Special thank you!
NAC
A special thank you to Ms. Purnima Keshani of Memphis Cinema in Cordova, Tennessee, for a recent contribution to NAC Educational Programs.
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Welcome new members!
NAC
NAC is pleased to welcome new members:
Jenessa Troyer of University of Northern Iowa
Andrew Lennox of Logix
Bernard Hairs of Exposerve
Ronald Law Law Brothers Company
Karin Olsson Hampton Creek

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IN THE NEWS


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.

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FDA to reduce sodium in food
The Associated Press via The Washington Post
The Food and Drug Administration is planning to issue guidelines to reduce sodium levels in the food industry. This extra pressure on food companies and restaurants is part of an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.
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America's 50 best hot dogs
The Daily Meal via ABC News
The hot dog is one of those foods that's nearly impossible to screw up. You heat it through, plop it on a bun, squirt on some mustard and call it dinner. But there's a big difference between not screwing something up and turning it into a paradigm-shifting, transcendental dining experience. .
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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
 


Popcorn explosion! But is there room for competitive growth?
BakeryAndSnacks.com
Popcorn has exploded over the last few years with start-ups popping up left, right and center, but is there room for more competition? And can growth be sustained? Industry is torn.
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Coke's new low-calorie, low-sugar soda is designed to quiet critics
Bloomberg Businessweek
In the central lobby of the Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta, a glass display case features all the types of carbonated drinks currently sold by the company. There's the classic red can and its no-calorie iterations: Diet Coke and Coke Zero. Then there's Sprite, Fresca and the citrus rainbow that is Fanta.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
GREAT WESTERN PRODUCTS

Servicing the Movie Theatre Industry for over 50 Years

Great Western Products specializes in manufacturing and processing all your concession needs: Premium Popcorn, Popping Oils, Buttery Toppings, Buttery Flavored Popcorn Salt and a Complete Nacho Cheese Program

Contact your sales rep for more information – 256-575-2473
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You can now eat the chocolate fried chicken of your dreams
Time
After much anticipation, ChocoChicken — an eatery that specializes in, yes, chocolate-flavored fried chicken — has finally opened in Los Angeles. It's the brainchild of Adam Fleischman, best known as the founder of Umami Burger.
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Marketers' new tactics in the food label wars
Adweek
Few consumer conflicts have been more bitterly fought than the battle between the food and beverage industry and advocates who blame the marketers of snacks and fast food for making Americans fat.
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Why marketers need to adapt to fading brand loyalty
The Globe and Mail
Thanks to the proliferation of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, brands are talking to us all much more as though we're friends. But marketers may want to get used to the idea that people don't like them as much as they think.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  UL & UL Sanitation Listed Floss Machines

Gold Medal has the only UL & UL Sanitation Listed floss machines on the market today. Now, operators can become their areas' profit leader thanks to the patent-pending quick-release floss cap and floaters. We have also integrated all existing model options and styles into one cabinet design.

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Economic easing has employees feeling restless
By Michael J. Berens
Don't look now, but your employees are getting ready to leave — in droves. At least that's what they told the survey researchers at Salary.com. Results from the website's 2014 annual Job Hunters Survey show 83 percent of employees are actively looking for new jobs this year, up 6 percent from last year. What's more interesting, though, is why. What's different about this year's survey results is that more employees said they were "happy" in their current positions, including 28 percent of those who said they are hunting for a new job.
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