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Chocolate bars sales soar, as innovation remains strong
Perhaps one of the best traits the chocolate bar industry has to offer is its maintenance of old favorites, coupled with innovative and exciting new flavors that give even the bravest of taste buds a run for their money.
The year 2015 has, so far, been no exception to that tendency.
The chocolate bar industry has certainly seen its days of glory — which are only continuing, as chocolate sales increased 2.46 percent — for a total of $13.3 billion, according to a recent IRI report.
Video: Kroeger Accepts 2015 Mickey Warner Award
Dan Kroeger, President, CEO and Chairman of Gold Medal Products Company accepts the 2015 Mickey Warner Award during the Concessions & Hospitality Expo on Thursday, July 23 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. He is introduced by John Evans Jr. The video is 18 minutes and 13 seconds.
Government Relations Update: Candy taxes across the US
NAC has obtained a schedule and map of how sales taxes on candy are applied state-by-state across the nation.
This information is courtesy of the National Confectioners Association (NCA). The sales taxes are broken down by states who treat candy as groceries, states who treat candy differently than groceries and states with no sales tax on candy at all. The schedule also defines how the states treat soda.
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New locally sourced food choices at Levi's Stadium
Making the stadium experience worth the visit is one of the goals of Levi's Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers and their hospitality partner Centerplate. There are currently so many other ways to watch your favorite team that stadiums must provide unique experiences to lure people into the stands. With this in mind, there have been more than 25 new items added to the menu at Levi's for the 2015 football season.
49 new Minneapolis-St. Paul airport restaurants, shops set
Travelers who pass through the Minneapolis-St. International Paul Airport will soon have dozens of new restaurants and retail shops to choose from as they wait for their flights.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission selected 49 new food vendors and retail shops to open in Terminal 1-Lindbergh.
6 new food items to try at Lincoln Financial Field this Eagles's season
Philadelphia Eagles football games at Lincoln Financial Field are about more than just the pigskin.
Now, visiting the stadium is also about the pork.
The Eagles and long-time food and beverage provider Aramark announced several new additions to this season's menu, one of those items being The Arista — Paesano's signature sandwich, with slow-roasted pork butt, broccoli rabe, Italian long hots and sharp provolone.
At test Target cafes, hot dogs out, salads in
For Target customers in 14 test stores, there'll be no more munching on big-box staples like hot dogs and gooey nachos while they shop this fall.
Instead, they'll be able to choose from a wider array items, including "artisan style" pizza, fresh salads with ingredients such as kale and edamame and pressed juices with beet and carrot.
How to use Twitter's newly expanded direct messages
By Emma Fitzpatrick
140-character limits are gone on Twitter — at least in their direct messages. Twitter recently expanded their 140-character limit to 10,000 within direct messages. Yes, that's over a 7,000 percent space increase. Also, you can now direct message anyone — not just those with whom you have a connection already. How should your brand take advantage of this Twitter expansion? Discover the do's and don'ts of sending brand messages through Twitter's direct messages.
4 passionate tips for growing a successful business
Women's empowerment expert Claudia Chan writes: "Whether you work for a company or are venturing on your own, here are four passionate business tips courtesy of Jane Wurwand, founder of the global skincare company Dermalogica, from which we can all learn. May her words of hard-earned wisdom guide your subconscious business minds as much as they have mine over the years."
Regal theaters may search bags at the door
You already submit your bags for a security check at airports, sports arenas, amusement parks and museums. Now, in the wake of recent theater shootings, you may have to get checked before entering your local multiplex.
San Diego Padres pave the way for sustainable food
It's 7:30 a.m. on game day at Petco Park in downtown San Diego and the food trucks have just started rolling in.
As part of his daily routine, Petco Park executive chef Carlos Vargas awaits the fresh produce.
During home games, local growers like Suzie's Farm and Melissa's Produce, based out of Los Angeles, make daily deliveries of fresh vegetables and fruits.
Will fructose follow trans fats' fate?
Mounting scientific evidence and a shift in public opinion could mean fructose is set to follow the same black-listed fate as trans fats, argues an analyst.
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