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How movie theaters are changing the concession game with award-winning chefs, ninjas and foodie feasts
Vanity Fair
In a culture that continually wants more, better and faster, select movie theaters are attempting to meet Americans' growing expectations by delivering gourmet cuisine to their audiences.
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2015 Expo Evaluation
NAC
We are asking the attendees of the 2015 NAC Concession & Hospitality Expo at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati to evaluate our acitivities at the show. Please be candid as your input will help us to improve our offerings in the future. Please take a few minutes to fill out the brief survey form.
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Welcome new members
NAC
NAC is pleased to welcome new members:
Russell Vannorsdel of R.L. Fridley Theatres
Erik Guthrie of Zone Laser Tag, Inc.

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Delight your guests with NEW OREO® Churros! Made with real OREO cookie pieces and now available in filled varieties. OREO is a registered trademark of Mondelez International Group.
 


IN THE NEWS


Everyone likes red and pink candies best
Slate
Sweets manufacturers are finally catching on and selling packages without the lesser colors.
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Big soda sues San Francisco over beverage warnings
Time
The soda industry's largest trade body is suing the city of San Francisco over rules that would require mandatory warning labels on soda advertisements and ban their display on city property.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Make it a Meal with Gehl's

Gehl's ready-to-serve cheese sauces turn ordinary items into extraordinary dishes - simply, easily and affordably. Pour them on sandwiches, fries, side-dishes and even main course entrees to add the richer flavors people crave. Learn more
 


How much sales experience do your employees need?
By Betsy Harper
My next door neighbor, Jack, is putting a new, fancy deck on his house — again. The first try didn’t quite work out the way he wanted for two reasons. The first is that Jack, above all things, is a really nice guy. The second is that Jack is frugal. I know some managers who are like Jack. They've hired people they know who don't have the right amount of experience for the job, or they hire people who only fit into their budget.
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US beer industry: $253 billion in economic activity, 1.75 million jobs
The Oregonian
A new economic study highlights how the U.S. beer industry – from brewers and beer importers to beer distributors to retailers – generates nearly $253 billion in economic activity, produces $48.5 billion in tax revenue and supports 1.75 million jobs.
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Chipotle dethrones Subway as healthy fast food king, but is it warranted?
Fox News
When Americans think of "eating fresh," Chipotle has taken the crown from Subway. That's what Business Insider says as Subway, which originally built its platform on low-fat, low-calorie offerings, is struggling to appeal to consumers concerned with processed deli meats and additives.
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Tracking confectionery ingredient trends
Candy Trends
Maple syrup, nuts, honey, salt and a whiff of campfire smoke; it sounds like the items for a dinner prepared by pioneers of yore. Rather, these are trending flavors and ingredients for today's premium chocolate and confections. It's, like, forward into the past. So what's making the evolution of confectionery product development bend back to its elemental roots?
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Pork-belly corn dogs on menu as US hog herd hits all-time high
Bloomberg
More than half the meat budget at Gabe Garza's barbecue restaurant in Chicago normally goes to pork. This year, he's buying even more. With pork production in the U.S. heading for an all-time high, wholesale prices have fallen about 40 percent since last July.
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Wendy's ditching chicken antibiotics in new test
CNBC
Fast food restaurant chain Wendy's is testing antibiotic-free chicken items in a handful of markets as it evaluates a broader move away from antibiotics in the meat. Its current antibiotic plans bans some antibiotics but not all: "Wendy's policy strictly prohibits the use of antibiotics that are medically important to humans for the sole purpose of growth promotion. We believe that antibiotics used in livestock and poultry should only be used for the prevention, control and treatment of disease."
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Lettuce, livers, berries and other leading sources of food poisoning
CNN
There are an estimated 76 million cases of food poisoning in the United States every year. A small fraction of these illnesses lead to hospitalization and death, but the vast majority usually just lead to a wretched day on the toilet.
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Fast food is witnessing a fast decline in US sales
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Americans are not eating out as much they used to. Growing awareness for health and nutrition has finally seeped deep into the American psyche. And it's not just the health freak who likes to work out zealously and eat right; it seems most Americans want to do the same. The direct result of this growing awareness is decreasing instances of eating out, a phenomenon that has been an intrinsic part of urban America since the 1980s.
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