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Popcorn sales bursting with new organic, gourmet, pre-popped snacks
Los Angeles Times
Popcorn is smokin' hot. According to the Popcorn Board, Americans consume 16 billion quarts of popped popcorn annually. That's 51 quarts each in a year. And while most of the popcorn we buy is for home use — sales of unpopped popcorn have risen 300 percent since 1970 — about 30 percent is eaten in theaters, stadiums, schools and the like.
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ASSOCIATION NEWS


Leonard Maltin to keynote NAC Expo
NAC
The National Association of Concessionaires is excited to announce that renowned film critic Leonard Maltin will be the keynote speaker at the NAC Concession & Hospitality Expo slated for July 21-24 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati in Cincinnati. In The Magic of Movies, he will speak on the importance of the in-theatre experience as a vital part of enjoying film. The address will take place Wednesday, July 22 at 9 a.m.
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Eddie Cheyfitz to retire
NAC
With nearly 28 years of dedicated service to Nestlé, Edward "Eddie" Cheyfitz has announced his plans to retire effective Dec. 31. We thank Eddie for his numerous contributions and dedicated service to Nestlé and the industry throughout his career. We all wish him well on his much deserved retirement.
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SPONSORED CONTENT


Building the Experience at CineAsia
NAC
The NAC Regional Seminar Series will be in Hong Kong Monday, Dec. 8 with an educational program designed for entry level managers, supervisors and those interested in concessions management. The session is in connection with CineAsia and also includes a day of concessions related content Tuesday, Dec. 9 sponsored by Golden Link and hosted by Golden Link and NAC.
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Regional Seminar Series 'Building the Experience' coming to webinar
NAC
The NAC Regional Seminar Series "Building the Experience" will also be offered in a two-part webinar on Jan. 22 and Feb. 17. The webinar format is ideal for those who can't get away to attend a live seminar or for those whose travel budget is limited. Each segment is expected to last three hours.
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Special thank you
NAC
NAC thanks Mike Wheeler of Gold Medal Products Company for his recent generous contribution toward NAC Educational Programs.
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Welcome new member
NAC
NAC is pleased to welcome new member:
Pam Duncan, of Great Western Products

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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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IN THE NEWS


Trend watch 2015: The new crunchy snacks
PARADE Magazine
Americans love a good crunch. Not the neck-straining, sit-up kind. We're talking about the crispy, crunchy snacks that we munch during movies or nibble to blast afternoon boredom.
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Will there really be a chocolate shortage?
New York Daily News
Is the chocopocalypse on the horizon? Not exactly. Swiss-based Barry Callebaut, the world's largest chocolate manufacturer, and M&M's maker Mars Inc. have expressed concerns about a "potential cocoa shortage," according to Bloomberg.
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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
 


How do leaders select the best talent?
By Betty Boyd
One of the fundamental issues a leader must face is hiring the right people for the organization. This sometimes can seem like an insurmountable task, but it is the leader's responsibility in doing the front-end work necessary in hiring the best person. So how do leaders select the best talent? Here are five key components to building an effective team.
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8 fantastic fancy hot dogs
Tasting Table via The Huffington Post
Hot dogs are the new hamburger. The ballpark staple has graduated to the big leagues, appearing on the menus of venerated restaurants around the country. Here's a roundup of some of the country's most intriguing haute dogs, with a bonus nod to an A-1 effort overseas.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Are you overlooking this moneymaker?

Take your popcorn business to the next level by offering sweet and savory gourmet popcorn. Just by adding caramel, cheese, or fruit flavors, you can multiply your profits.

Click here to receive Gold Medal’s exclusive guide, “How to Succeed in the Caramel Corn Business.”
 


McDonald's rejects GMO potatoes; will consumers be as picky?
Inquisitr
McDonald's has rejected a line of GMO potatoes called Innate, even though the new GMO crop is approved by the USDA and reportedly healthier than normal spuds.
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7 ways to be the boss everyone loves to work for
Inc.
Fittingly, the subject of bosses came up during our end of summer Labor Day barbeque, and what struck those of us gathered was how few good leaders we had worked for, back in the days when we were employed by someone else. So, a bunch of us — entrepreneurs and people who run micro-businesses — tried to come up with a list of what want a boss to do, the very same behavior we try to live up to as the person in charge.
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Vegetables hit school lunch trays, but most kids don't bite
NBC
While nearly 7 out of 10 school kids put a vegetable on their lunch trays, only about half of them took even one bite of it, according to a new study of 274 kindergarteners through second-graders at 10 New York City public schools.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    The trendiest foods for 2015 (CBS News)
5 dishes that are ruling foodies in 2014 (By Archita Datta Majumdar)
Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew is real, PepsiCo confirms (The Huffington Post)
Berkeley, California, breaks through on soda tax (POLITICO)
Researchers develop biodegradable containers for oily food (Packaging Business Review)

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