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The New 49ers stadium is revolutionizing the way people eat at football games
Business Insider
The newly built, $1.3 billion, Levi's Stadium of the San Francisco 49ers offers a dining experience unlike any other NFL team. While the new stadium comes with higher ticket prices, once fans are there, they can enjoy top-notch dining choices, spearheaded by Michelin-star chef Michael Mina's upscale restaurant Bourbon Steak. Mina, who owns restaurants in Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Seattle, Atlantic City and all over California, has been a 49ers season-ticket holder since 1991 and has made Levi's Stadium an elite place to eat.
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ASSOCIATION NEWS


Mauro named to ShowEast Hall of Fame
NAC
Libby S. Mauro, Special Markets Manager Western Region for The Promotion in Motion Companies, Inc., has been inducted into the ShowEast Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30 during the Hall of Fame Luncheon from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, Second Floor of the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. ShowEast 2014 will be held Oct. 27 – 30 at the Westin.
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Regional Seminar Series
NAC
There is an installment of the popular Regional Seminar Series coming up Sept. 24 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The NAC Regional Seminar Series returns with a series of one day educational programs designed for entry level managers, supervisors and those interested in concessions management. A perfect precursor to NAC's Concession Manager Certification Course.
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Members Area now open
NAC
The members area on www.naconline.org is now open and ready for use. Currently the members area contains an up-to-date searchable NAC Membership Directory and back issues of NAC Weekly News. More features will be added in the future. This area also works great on your smartphone! Follow this link for more details and user instructions, or click on the members area tab on www.naconline.org.
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Welcome new members
NAC
NAC is pleased to welcome new members:
Kim Gerich of Fibre Core Technologies
Shayne Walters of Synergy Direct Response, sponsored by Tish Hardric, Great Western Products

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IN THE NEWS


The Hog Molly sandwich debuts at Panthers stadium
The Charlotte Observer
At last, a concept, a sandwich and an execution worth noting, culinarily speaking, from the Carolina Panthers: The Hog Molly. For those emerging from caves, the team's general manager, Dave Gettleman, delighted the universe last April by declaring he wanted "hog mollies": big players, typically offensive and defensive linemen, which he considers necessary to have on a successful NFL team.
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Why aren't most chefs overweight?
FitDay
Why is it that many chefs and food service professionals — people who spend an average of 8 hours per day, five days per week surrounded by food — aren't overweight? It turns out, ergonomics and dainty dining habits may have something to do with it.
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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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US sugar policy leaves sour taste for candy-makers
Marketplace
The U.S. Commerce Department will impose new duties on sugar from Mexico, responding to complaints from U.S. growers that Mexico was dumping sugar here for less than it sells for there. Sugar growers have a track record of getting what they want from policymakers. That doesn't sit well with bakers and gumball-makers.
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How to measure your social media strategy
By Mayur Kisani
Measuring the ROI from social media is a widely debated topic. Marketers around the world have their most important task set out for them: What are the benefits of their marketing efforts? Then arises the next question: Can the ROI from social media be measured? The answer is yes. But it's not always easy. Here are six fundamental points to consider.
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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!"

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Surge soda makes a return
WLTX-TV
Never underestimate the power of social media — even for a soft drink that hasn't been sold for a dozen years. Coca-Cola is bringing back a blast from the past — it's Mountain Dew-like citrus soda, Surge — which it has begun to sell online only via Amazon.com. Surge, which had an edgy brand attitude like Mountain Dew, but which failed to give its maker, PepsiCo, much real rivalry, will try it again with 12 packs of the 16-ounce citrus beverage fetching $14, plus shipping. Orders over $35 get free shipping.
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Halloween chocolate candy on the rise
MediaPost
If last year's appetites for Halloween treats are any indication of this year's sentiments, American food retailers are in for a treat. Last year, sales of seasonal Halloween chocolate candy reached $217 million, up 12 percent. Such growth outperformed purchases of similar seasonal chocolate products during Christmas and was on par with percentage gains experienced for Valentine's Day.
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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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America's 10 most outrageous pizza toppings
The Daily Meal via ABC News
Now more than ever, no food is immune to excess. Doughnuts have been turned into burger buns, lobster rolls are adorned with with caviar and hot dogs get topped with foie gras. Pizza, of course, is no exception. Read on to learn about the most outrageous pizza toppings in America.
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Brain area makes you crave high-calorie snacks
Business Standard
Magnetic stimulation of a brain area may increase cravings for high-calorie snacks and make people eat more of those foods when given the opportunity, according to a new study.
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