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As 2012 comes to a close, NAC would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of NAC Weekly eNews a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.

Theater runs on popcorn, vintage charm
Lincolnwood Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Oct. 31, 2012: There aren't too many independent movie houses around anymore, but the Wilmette Theatre in Wilmette, Ill., has managed not only to stay afloat, but to thrive. Built in 1914, the old movie house, with its vintage charm and character that's truly appreciated by its guests, prides itself on its diversity of shows. More

This season's hot flavor is ... candy corn
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From Oct. 10, 2012: Move over, pumpkin. There's a new taste in town that's turning up in everything from booze to bagels: candy corn. Yes, that waxy, tri-colored childhood favorite is this season's "it flavor." More

University of Texas football games get a bit greener
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From Oct. 24, 2012: Bring 100,000 football fans together for a game at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium and they'll generate a ton of noise. And, they'll generate two tons of food scraps. That's why Keep Austin Beautiful started a recycling program at The University of Texas home games in 2008. Now, they organization has expanded their efforts to stop waste. More

World Series: The story behind AT&T Park's Edsel Ford Fong concession
Deadline Detroit    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Oct. 31, 2012: Tiger fans lucky enough to attend the opening game of the World Series in San Francisco will likely notice that AT&T Park is one of the best-designed ballparks of the modern-retro HOK era. Fans might also stumble upon the Edsel Ford Fong concession stands in the concourse. More

Pizza Hut's hot dog-stuffed crust coming to Canada
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From Oct. 17, 2012: Pizza Hut's new Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza rolled out in Canada on Oct. 15. The combination features an Angus beef hot dog baked inside of Pizza Hut's stuffed crust. It's available in medium or large pizza with a choice of toppings and retails at the same price as a regular stuffed crust pizza. More

Soda's big 2 OK with pulling sugary drinks
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From Oct. 31, 2012: There's a lot of talk lately about restricting large sugary soft drinks. But some soda opponents may not know Pepsi and Coke are quite willing to pull their sugary drinks from schools. More

Sour flavors, popcorn on 2013 trends list
Candy Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Nov. 7, 2012: Sour candies, local artisan chocolates and confections, healthy foods that actually taste good, and popcorn are among the next big trends in the food industry — at least according to the 2013 Top Ten Food Trends list released by Sterling-Rice Group, a brand strategy firm. Compiled with the expertise of SRG's culinary council — a team of more than 100 famous chefs, restaurateurs and foodies — here is a look at trends to go mainstream in the coming year. More

Suit filed over 'giant soda' ban
Association of Corporate Counsel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Nov. 28, 2012: As expected, a lawsuit has been filed against the New York City Board of Health challenging the recently enacted ban on the sale of sugary drinks sold in containers larger than 16 ounces. Originally proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the ban now faces a legal challenge from seven industry groups and unions, including the National Restaurant Association and the American Beverage Association. More

One-on-one with Tim Quinn from Mars
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From Oct. 24, 2012: As the vice president of trade relations for Mars Chocolate North America, Tim Quinn has unique insight into the latest chocolate trends. Here, he shares his thoughts on "King Size," cocoa sustainability, and some of the products Mars will introduce in 2013. More

New Brooklyn, NY, arena serves as a test: Will fans accept smaller sodas?
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Oct. 10, 2012: At the amenity-laden Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., hungry concertgoers can dine on fresh-from-Maine lobster rolls, gourmet barbecue brisket and slices of cheesecake from Junior's on nearby Flatbush Avenue. What they cannot buy is a jumbo soda. More


 



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