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Despite economic woes, consumers stick with snacks
The Gourmet Retailer    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Battered by the nation's troubled economy, consumers are tightening their spending habits when it comes to many food purchases, and while shoppers are seeking the best value and are more disciplined in their buying decisions, snack food products continue to do well. More

Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs Newsletter!
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NAMA offers a valuable newsletter which focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company’s growth and profitability. Required Reading! Click here for our most recent Legislative Alert! More


Web coffee seller jolts interest in gourmet roasts
Boston Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
ROASTe Inc. has aspirations of becoming an marketplace for gourmet coffee. The Boston e-tailer sells gourmet coffee, coffee makers and accessories, and lets coffee lovers and experts weigh in with reviews, blogs and java-themed articles. Scott Lush launched the site late last year with two Israel-based partners. "Starbucks is raising everybody’s expectations for good coffee, but there has to be the next big thing," Lush said. More

Business / Industry

PepsiCo to remove sugary drinks from school vending machines worldwide
Helsingin Sanomat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
PepsiCo, the world's second-largest soft drinks maker, recently announced that it plans to remove its sugary soft drinks from vending machines in schools worldwide by 2012. In practice, the decision means that full-sugar carbonated soft drinks will no longer be offered for sale in primary and secondary schools. The decision applies to more than 200 countries. More

U.S. food industry seen primed for deals in 2010
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The U.S. food industry is in store for a smorgasbord of mergers and acquisitions as companies look to gain more revenue and earnings growth and new, innovative products. More

Attend the 2010 SFM Critical Issues Conference - April 15, 2010
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Presented live from New York and sent via video-conference to Seattle by the Society of Foodservice Management, this all-day educational session will focus on Health & Workplace Wellness: Issue and Solutions. You will learn macro trends, health-related policy, best practices and how to maximize your performance. Ned Monroe, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs for NAMA will address the government impact on your company’s bottom line and discuss current trends, pending legislation and emerging legislative threats. Click here for more details and registration information. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Unilever leads food and beverage industry on sustainability    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Unilever helped found the Marine Stewardship Council and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, and was one of the early supporters of fair trade and nutritional labeling. Over the years, its sustainability strategy has matured and efforts to reduce environmental impacts yielded increasingly impressive results. More


What Would Your Office Be Like Without Coffee?

If you are serious about providing quality coffee you must attend the new QCCP two full-day workshops: Coffee Fundamentals & Brewing Fundamentals. Developed for serious coffee professionals. Click here to find out what’s brewing and register today for the April 27 & 28 sessions. Don’t miss out!

Coffee Professionals!

Join an elite group who has earned the Certified Coffee Specialist Designation, CCS. This Mark of Distinction recognizes those who are committed to superior coffee and customer service. Impress upon your clients that you are the go-to coffee authority they can rely on. Click for details.

Attention Foodservice Professionals!

Attend the revealing panel discussion, “Benefiting Your Business”, at the NAMA OneShow! Moderated by on-site foodservice industry veteran Jerry White along with foodservice and hospitality consultant Jerry McVety, and industry expert Bill Balke. Discover how to start and/or expand a foodservice business and how coffee plays a key role. Taking place Wednesday, April 28, 9:30-11:30 in Room 475. Sponsored by Gordon Food Service!

Supervisor Development Program offers a proven ROI

Supervisors will leave the program with a Personal Action Plan delineating important concepts learned and how to use them to improve business results. Register today for the next program in Chicago, April 26-28. Special offers available!

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