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Popcorn-obsessed pastry chef bakes her way through 50-pound bags of kernels
Food & Wine
"Who doesn't love popcorn?" says pastry chef Tracy Obolsky. "Going to the movies growing up, I remember loving the salty popcorn with extra butter — so much butter that it was wet." Now she goes through popcorn in 50-pound bags at North End Grill, where she translates her snack obsession into nostalgic, sweet creations for the dessert menu. Her latest stroke of inspiration: an outrageously good popcorn soufflé.
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ASSOCIATION NEWS


Gottlieb named 2015 Bert Nathan Award Honoree
NAC
The National Association of Concessionaires has announced that Adam Gottlieb, ACS, EVP Sales and Procurement for Continental Concession Supplies, Inc. has been selected as the 2015 Bert Nathan Memorial Award Honoree. He will be presented the award at the CinemaCon All-Industry Award Breakfast scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 a.m. at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
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Al Lapidus/Variety Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Golf Classic
NAC
Make your travel plans to arrive early so you can join us for golf just prior to the start of the CinemaCon Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. The 31st Annual Al Lapidus/Variety Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Monday, April 20, at the beautiful Bali Hai Golf Club just minutes from Caesars Palace! Bali Hai, a world-class course right on the strip, will allow for an earlier start time (7:00) and should afford golfer's the opportunity to get back to Caesars hours earlier to resume their activities, including trade show set-up, on the first day of the show.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  This is Dairy Food Today!

At Gehl's, we help bring these exciting new tastes to your menu through convenient, ready-to-serve real dairy products that won't bog you down with time-consuming preparation. Our secret is an advanced "aseptic" process that locks in dairy freshness without refrigeration. Learn More
 


Booths on sale for 2015 Concession & Hospitality Expo
NAC
Join the top food and beverage leaders at THE International Concessions and Hospitality Marketplace. The Concession & Hospitality Expo will take place on July 21-24 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and the adjacent Duke Energy Convention Center. The 2015 Trade Show is at the Duke Energy Center right across the street from the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and will be held on Wednesday, July 22 (1 – 4 p.m.) and Thursday, July 23 (2 – 4 p.m.) and is open to full and tabletop displays.
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Concession Profession advertising — reach the buyers in the concession industry!
NAC
Concession Profession, the annual member magazine of the National Association of Concessionaires, is a proven resource of news, photos and features for the leaders in the recreation and leisure-time concessions industry. Deadline to participate is March 13.
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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.

www.twix.com
 


Thank you
NAC
A special thank you to Deepak Keshani of Barlett Cinemas who has once again made a contribution to the NAC Educational Fund.
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Welcome new members
NAC
NAC is pleased to welcome new members:

Pete Smith of C. Cretors and Company
Joe McCullagh of Cineplex Entertainment

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IN THE NEWS


Hershey's Krave buy reflects hunger for healthier snacks
Reuters
Hershey Co's announcement that it will buy jerky maker Krave Pure Foods Inc reflects a growing appetite for healthy snacks in the United States, even those that were once considered gas station staples.
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Preparation for Spring Sales Begins Now
[Gold Medal Products Co.]
A quote from Abraham Lincoln says, “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe.” Your equipment is important and proper preparation is the key to success. In concessions, you want to get the most out of your peak selling seasons. And the time to prepare is now. Here’s a simple checklist to get you started…
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Snyder's of Hanover introduces new pretzel snacks
York Daily Record
Snyder's-Lance has launched two new pretzel snacks under the Snyder's of Hanover brand, the company announced recently. Pretzel Poppers are hollow and have a crunchy pretzel shell. They come in three flavors — three-cheese, cinnamon sugar and original.
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Coca-Cola urges other food, beverage makers to join Recycling Partnership
Food Production Daily
Coca-Cola, the sole brand-owner sponsor of an industry/nonprofit partnership that is funding major recycling initiatives in three Southeast U.S. cities, is challenging other food and beverage companies to put their money where their brands are.
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Delivering customer delight on Valentine's Day
National Retail Federation
The new consumer online shopping outlook for Valentine's Day is in — and it spells good news for retailers. According to the latest consumer survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics for NRF, one-quarter of Valentine's Day shoppers this year plan to make some portion of their purchases online. Retailers need to make sure they are on top of their game to delight and inspire customers in the coming weeks.
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Hershey's plan to hook Americans onto impulse-buying chocolate again
The Washington Post
Online shopping, curbside pickup and self-checkout aisles have made it quicker and easier than ever for Americans to buy the things they need. That's a huge problem for the candy and chocolate industries, which have made billions over the years off waits at the register — and customers' last-minute impulse buys.
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Looking to get published this year?
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of the NAC Weekly eNews, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of WERC, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field! Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Why is popcorn the default movie theater snack? (Mental Floss)
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High-priced, premium food and drink the new normal at Super Bowl (Cronkite News)
Cheetos to roll out Sweetos snacks (USA Today)
CEO and Chairman of Tootsie Roll Melvin Gordon dies at 95 (Candy Industry)

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