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The importance of easy-to-open packaging
Packaging World
Time and again, surveys have revealed the consumer's annoyance and frustration with packages that are difficult to open—vexation that consumers rank above concerns about whether the package is "smart," "innovative," or even "sustainable." Some types of packages have reputations of being particularly bothersome; however, no package is above improvement.
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30 Great Ideas in 90 Minutes: How to Expand Your Menu Successfully
NAC
During a panel discussion last week at the 2013 NAC Convention & Trade Show in New Orleans, called "30 Great Ideas in 90 Minutes: How to Expand Your Menu Successfully", the ideas where captured in real time. Here is a link to a .pdf document of those 30 plus ideas that where generated by the panel and audience members.
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NAC elects new slate of officers
NAC
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC), at its annual membership luncheon, elected a new slate of officers and directors. The luncheon and meeting took place on Thursday, Aug. 8 at the 2013 NAC Convention and Trade Show at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans. The Convention brings together the top food and beverage concession leaders in the recreation and leisure-time industry.

Among those taking office for a two year term are: President Jeff Scudillo of The Promotion In Motion Company, President – Elect Terry Conlon of the University of Illinois, Vice President Phillip Couch of The Coca Cola Company, Vice President Bob Shimmin of Cinemark USA, Treasurer Andrew Cretors of C. Cretors & Company, At-Large Director Craig Chapin of Allure Global Solutions, At-Large Director Danielle Doran of the University of Oklahoma, At-Large Director Kevin Mitchell of Showbiz Cinemas and Director of Theatre Concessions Kathleen Gillman of Starplex Cinemas/Movie Tavern. The terms begin immediately.

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Who is your motivator?
The Sales Hunter
Top performing salespeople have key people in their life who inspire them toward achieving their goals. Who is your motivator?
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Bernie's Burger Bus gets a spot inside Reliant Stadium
The Houston Chronicle
The NFL's and the world's largest video screen — which, by the way, dwarfs the one at JerryWorld in Arlington — won't be the only exciting change in store for Texans fans when the team hosts the Dolphins on Aug. 17. Bernie's Burger Bus, the Houston food truck that landed at the No. 28 on Alison Cook's Top 100 for 2012, has found a permanent parking spot for the upcoming season. Chef Justin Turner, who once was the personal chef for former Rockets forward Shane Battier, is setting his sights on the football crowd, and will be selling his burgers inside Reliant Stadium, on the 100 level.
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Peanuts prevail amid allergen anxieties
FoodNavigator-USA.com
Anxiety surrounding peanut allergies has created the impression of an epidemic in the U.S. but industry has remained resilient with sales showing "excellent growth," the president of the American Peanut Council says.
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Is Facebook advertising right for your business?
By Liz Murphy
After Facebook's flat IPO performance and concerns surrounding the social network giant's ability to profit from their expansive mobile user base, the company's recent second-quarter earnings report was a welcome surprise to investors and stakeholders. But many business owners still have questions about whether to try their hand at Facebook advertising, in spite of the positive turn. Facebook offers a variety of ways to advertise, as well as customization options to control how much you spend and who sees your message. If you're thinking of advertising your brand on Facebook, here four tips to help you get started.
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Visiting ballparks can become a lifelong hobby, travel opportunity
The Patriot-News
It combines traveling, sports, food, memorabilia. It can be done solo, with family or in groups. A camera and itinerary are useful, making it easy to track what you’ve done, where you’ve done it, and when.
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FDA defines 'gluten-free' for food labeling
FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a new regulation defining the term "gluten-free" for voluntary food labeling. This will provide a uniform standard definition to help the up to 3 million Americans who have celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive condition that can be effectively managed only by eating a gluten free diet.
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In US, fewer than half look at restaurant nutrition facts
Gallup Wellbeing
Even as more U.S. restaurants list nutritional information on their menus, less than half of Americans, 43 percent, say they pay a "great deal" or a "fair amount" of attention to it. Americans are much more likely to take note of nutritional labels on food packages, with 68 percent saying they pay at least a fair amount of attention to this information.
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More schools adding local food to menu, curriculum
Living Green Magazine
Students are finding more local food on their lunch trays, more nutrition and agriculture-related topics in their curriculum and more gardens in the schoolyard — thanks, in part, to the Farm to School movement, which gets its own celebratory month in October.
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