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The trendiest foods for 2015
CBS News
Have you ever wondered how something like quinoa becomes a household staple when half of us can't even pronounce it? Some new food trends seem to pop up out of nowhere and then get swept into American life like they've been with us for ages. So, how does a food trend happen, and what can we expect to see more of in restaurants and grocery store shelves in the coming year?
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ASSOCIATION NEWS


Building the Experience at CineAsia
NAC
The NAC Regional Seminar Series will be in Hong Kong 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 on 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 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. Registration information will be available on www.naconline.org shortly.
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IN THE NEWS


Berkeley, California, breaks through on soda tax
POLITICO
Berkeley, California, a city known for its progressive politics, made history by approving the first real sin tax on soda in the United States. Voters approved Measure D, a penny-per-ounce tax, by a 3-to-1 margin after a bitter campaign battle, with the beverage industry spending more than $2.1 million to oppose the initiative. The pro-tax campaign was bolstered by more than $650,000 from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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5 dishes that are ruling foodies in 2014
By Archita Datta Majumdar
So far, 2014 has been a year of contrasts. It would be difficult to term the food trend as healthy or not-so-healthy, as surveys conducted recently show an array of results. As we approach the holiday season — a time for calories and sugar highs — let's do a quick recap of what’s been cooking so far. Speaking of sugar high, it seems the cupcake and pretzel overload of 2013 is going to take a back seat to innovative ice cream and chocolate concoctions. Studies conducted by the National Restaurant Association show some interesting food habits indeed.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  MARS Chocolate Bites

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Pizza Hut hopes to lure hipsters with Sriracha and bacon
The Washington Post
Pizza Hut's recognizable roof is everywhere. Only these days, the iconic, red-shingled trapezoid often tops other businesses that have replaced shuttered Pizza Huts: a funeral home, a police station, a couple of churches and an adult toy store, to name a few.
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Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew is real, PepsiCo confirms
The Huffington Post
PepsiCo Inc. is concocting a version of its Mountain Dew soda flavored to taste like cheesy Doritos chips, the company stated. The soda and snack giant said it tested the new flavor, dubbed "Dewitos," on college students.
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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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Gum packs of the future: Flip top cartons with fewer pieces
ConfectioneryNews.com
The biggest players in the gum industry are moving to flip top carton packaging with fewer gum pieces, according to Loesch Pack.
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FDA rejects calls for aspartame ban: 'No new credible scientific evidence has been presented'
FoodNavigator-USA.com
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has rejected two citizen's petitions urging it to ban the use of aspartame as a food additive, arguing that neither presented any credible scientific data that would warrant a change of policy on the zero-calorie sweetener.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Sweet Taste, Even Sweeter Profits

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Researchers develop biodegradable containers for oily food
Packaging Business Review
The Biomat group at the Polytechnic University School of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has developed renewable, biodegradable polymer container for both liquid and solid oily products.
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Why the bacon trend will never end
Food & Wine
Kale and ramen burgers will come and go, yet our national fascination with cured, smoked pork belly is everlasting — it's a full-blown obsession. Over the past dozen years or so, bacon has begun to wield outsized power.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    How small sweet shops missed the Halloween sugar rush (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Regional Seminar Series 'Building the Experience' coming to Webinar (NAC)
Congratulations Libby! (NAC)
Nation's 1st soda tax passes in Berkeley, fails in San Francisco (The Huffington Post)

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