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Fast food: Chefs dish out tasty new cuisine at speedways
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Hungry race fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, and other Speedway Motorsports tracks have some pretty fancy food choices these days, thanks to speedway chefs like James Pierson. Speedway chefs call them "wow" items. More

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Shimmin named recipient of 2013 Bert Nathan Award
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The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) President John Evans, Jr. announced that Bob Shimmin, the Vice President of Food & Beverage for Cinemark USA, Inc. is the 2013 Bert Nathan Award recipient. Shimmin joins a long list of exceptionally talented and generous honorees. The award designates active involvement in NAC, providing positive leadership direction, significant contributions to the development and professionalism of the concessions industry with significant accomplishments and longevity to the theatre concessions industry and current active involvement in theatre concessions at the executive level. Click here to read entire press release/bio.

Welcome new members!
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NAC is pleased to welcome new member:
Jim Pfander of Akron Aeros
Tim Anderson, ECM of Diamond Fare/Salem Red Sox
Helen Zimmermann of Best Sanitizers, Inc.

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What's happened to the cocoa butter/cocoa powder price relationship?
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Experts from leading cocoa and chocolate processing companies provide their take on what's happened to cocoa butter/cocoa powder pricing — a relationship that traditionally had cocoa butter prices higher than cocoa powder. More

Sriracha Chicken Bites

If your menu's not on fire yet, here's a little kindling for you.
New Sriracha Chicken Bites. Oh, that sweet, sweet heat. Just look at any trend information and you'll see: Asian Fusion is huge. big, bold tastes are in. Hand-held is near the top of the list. And Sriracha, with its sweet, subtle heat, couldn't be more on trend.
For more call 1-800-933-2121 or watch our new video!

Steviva Brands: New stevia syrup is 'magic bullet' beverage sweetener    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Steviva Brands has launched a new stevia-based syrup blend designed to replace high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in beverages, and claims it is a no added sugar "magic bullet" for sweetening drinks. More

Doritos to roll out 'Taco Bell' flavor chips
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Frito-Lay wants a bite of Taco Bell's popular Doritos Locos Tacos. The snack food giant plans to roll out Doritos in a "Taco Bell" flavor as a limited-time product this spring, aiming to capitalize on the popularity of the Doritos-flavored tacos introduced by Taco Bell in 2012. More

How Bazooka Candy is rebranding for a new generation
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After overhauling its flagship gum brand in 2012, Bazooka Candy Brands is putting its other kid-targeted sweets in the cross hairs — including Ring Pop and Push Pop — as it rebrands to remain relevant in the increasingly competitive candy business. More

Top chefs forecast food trends
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It's no secret that fashion industry trends come and go, but trends are also a big part of the culinary world, especially in fine dining. When the team set out to uncover the top foods, ingredients and cooking methods we can look forward to this year, they went straight to the source: some of the best chefs across the country. More

Rules call for swing to healthier snacks in schools
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Snacks sold in U.S. schools would need to be lower in fat, salt and sugar and include more nutritious items like fruits, vegetables and whole grains, under standards proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More

Costco's $1.50 hot dog-soda combo to get big change
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For many Costco shoppers, a trip to the warehouse store isn't complete without stopping by the lunch counter and plunking down $1.50 for a hot dog and a Coca-Cola beverage. It's the same price and pairing the company has had since 1985. But that's about to change, with Costco making the decision to switch all its stores over to Pepsi. More

Barry Callebaut's top 6 chocolate trends list
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While consumers always expected a personal experience, they are also interested in convenience and authenticity, at least according to Barry Callebat's predictions for the chocolate market of 2014. The sector is constantly changing, and with it, so is consumer demand. More

McDonald's puts 'Fish McBites' in Happy Meals
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McDonald's says it is offering its first new Happy Meal in a decade: Fish McBites. The world's biggest hamburger chain said Fish McBites will be widely available at U.S. restaurants starting this week through March, to coincide with Lent. More

Want to be published?
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of Weekly eNews, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NAC, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment. More


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