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Stadium fare gives fans better options
San Antonio Express-News
Over the last several years, sports stadiums where professionals teams play have started catering to a more health-conscious public by including some low-fat, low-carb and low-calorie selections in their concession stand fare.
Snacks for soccer stars, and their fans
The New York Times
In what Mondelez International says is its largest investment ever in a multibrand marketing effort, the snack-food giant will announce an expansive sponsorship deal with American soccer teams and players. In a three-year deal that begins in 2014, Mondelez products will become the official snacks of the women's and men's United States national soccer teams.
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Why chicken wants to be a snack
The Wall Street Journal
Chicken, an American mealtime staple, wants to be a snack.
KFC, as part of its goal to get people to thinking of its chicken for more than family meals, spent two years developing the KFC Go Cup, a wide-mouth plastic container that holds bite-size chicken and potato wedges and fits in car cup holders. The Yum Brands Inc. restaurant says the cup checks off what consumers most want from their snacks: Protein, portability, a low price and no utensils needed.
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Sacramento's new pro soccer team still seeking stadium deal
The Sacramento Bee
Ten months after declaring it would play its home games at Hughes Stadium, Sacramento's new pro soccer team is still working out a lease deal for the facility. Officials with Sacramento City College and the team, Sacramento Republic FC, say they remain optimistic that a lease can be worked out, even though an exclusive negotiating window between the two sides expired in June.
Eat popcorn, be immune to advertising
People who still go to the movies — especially those who prefer to arrive early and sit up close, but not too close — have had, over the past few years, to put up with a mestastasizing precurtain onslaught of advertising. A new study suggests that those ads, along with being annoying, are useless for many moviegoers — specifically, the ones eating popcorn. Popcorn, a new study suggests, makes us immune to advertising.
McBooks: McDonald's adds books to its Happy Meals
The Happy Meal just might be the most criticized item on McDonald's menu: For many parents it seems like the gateway drug to the fast-food chain. McDonald's, which, in case you haven't noticed, has an abundance of marketing talent, has been trying hard to counter this image. It has reduced the size of the fries, included apple slices, and is offering low-fat milk. Its most recent effort is especially clever. For two weeks beginning Nov. 1, McDonald's will offer a book with every Happy Meal. Nov. 1 is National Family Literacy Day.
The right mind to negotiate
By Michael J. Berens
Much of a business leader's time is spent in negotiation. Brokering a deal, cutting costs, expanding distribution channels, selling a proposal, hiring talent, managing staff — all require the skill to negotiate with others effectively. Negotiation can be exhilarating; it can also be stressful. For that reason, some leaders relish the opportunity to negotiate, while others dread it. As it turns out, how you feel about negotiating can have a significant impact on the outcome of your negotiations.
NAC congratulates new CCMs/ECMs
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC), has announced the graduating class of its most recent Concession Manager Certification (CCM) and Executive Concession Manager Certification (ECM) courses. The courses were held in conjunction with 2013 NAC Convention and Trade Show that took place early August in New Orleans. Click here to see the new graduates.
Regional Seminar series to kick off in Hong Kong
The Regional Seminar series "Building the Experience" is scheduled to kick off in Hong Kong on Dec. 8, just prior to CineAsia.
This session, presented by Golden Link, is designed for entry level managers, supervisors and those interested in concessions management. Click on the link for more information and to register!
NAC seeking Regional Vice Presidents/Board Member
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has an opening for two Regional Vice Presidents on its Board of Directors. We are looking for individuals who either reside or conduct business in Central/Eastern Canada and in Mexico/Central America. NAC also has an opening for a Board Member from the Diversified Concession Operators portion of the membership.
The criteria for consideration for these 3 positions are: NAC membership, ability to attend two Board Meetings a year (usually at the Annual Convention and at CincemaCon) and the energy and insights to take your association forward into the future. If you have an interest in any of these positions please contact NAC President Jeff Scudillo at: firstname.lastname@example.org or NAC Executive Vice President Dan Borschke at email@example.com or 312.236.3858
Welcome new members!
NAC is pleased to welcome new members:
Joseph Caradonna from Continental Concessions Supplies, Inc.
Darla Powell from The Cawley Company
Bill Kiser from The Fremont Company
Katie Smith from The Fremont Company
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