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NAC Charity Golf Outing

NAC Charity Golf Outing

Support Variety, the Children’s Charity, The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, The Variety Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles and NAC Educational Programs on April 23, 2018 at the beautiful Bali Hai Golf Club. The course is just minutes from Caesars Palace RIGHT ON THE STRIP! Formerly known as the Al Lapidus Classic, […]

| February 8, 2018
NAC/SurveyMe Launching Movie Patron Survey

NAC/SurveyMe Launching Movie Patron Survey

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) is partnering with member SurveyMe to help movie theatre concessionaires discover more unique consumer insights. We have a new survey just starting and weekly giveaways for your customers! Your cooperation is needed to get this survey in front of your patrons to garner the best results. The results of […]

| February 8, 2018
NAC – 2017 Year in Review

NAC – 2017 Year in Review

As the calendar rolls from 2017 to 2018, it is important to take some time out and review the past 12 months and appreciate another banner year for the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) and its members. As members of NAC, this is your Trade Association. We are truly grateful to have an active and […]

| January 4, 2018
A Closer Look at the 2018 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

A Closer Look at the 2018 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

With the New Year approaching, it’s time to look at the UPS and FedEx rate increases for 2018 and how they will affect your costs. In September, FedEx announced an average increase of 4.9% on Express and Ground services. UPS joined the party in October, announcing that they will also be increasing their rates by […]

| November 29, 2017
Regional Seminar Series Returns Feb. 21, 2018 – Santa Fe Springs, California

Regional Seminar Series Returns Feb. 21, 2018 – Santa Fe Springs, California

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) presents “Building and Energizing Results Oriented Relationships” featuring Mark Hunter at Royal Corporation Headquarters on February 21st, 2018. His message of results oriented relationships will be attractive to both Operators and Suppliers. Mark is the author of two books, High-Profit Selling and High-Profit Prospecting, and brings his experiences of […]

| November 2, 2017

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Member News

Gehl Foods parent buys California food packaging and production firm

Gehl Foods parent buys California food packaging and production firm

The parent company of Gehl Foods LLC in Germantown has purchased a food packaging and food manufacturing company in California that is expected to expand Gehl’s capabilities and market reach. Chicago private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners and its portfolio company, GF Assets Holdings Corp., the parent company of Gehl Foods, announced the acquisition […]

| February 1, 2018
Highlander Partners Acquires Kernel Season’s

Highlander Partners Acquires Kernel Season’s

Highlander Partners L.P. announced the acquisition of Chicago Custom Foods, LLC dba Kernel Season’s from VMG Partners and Brian Taylor, the founder of the company.  Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Chicago, IL, Kernel Season’s is the creator and category leader in branded popcorn seasoning. Scott Lerner, CEO of Kernel Season’s, said, “We are excited […]

| January 17, 2018
Nestle sells US candy to Ferrero

Nestle sells US candy to Ferrero

Swiss food group Nestle agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy’s Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, the first major sale from CEO Mark Schneider and a small step on its path towards healthier products. The U.S. unit, home to local, mass-market names BabyRuth, Butterfinger and Crunch, has been underperforming rivals […]

| January 17, 2018
Value Propositions: Sizing up refillable popcorn tubs and drink cups

Value Propositions: Sizing up refillable popcorn tubs and drink cups

Note: The Snack Corner column is featured in Film Journal and is authored by Larry Etter, CCM, Sr. VP at Malco Theatres and Director of Education at NAC. In an era of expanding concession items, heartier menus remain one of the biggest challenges to convincing theatre patrons that concession snacks are a good value. One […]

| January 5, 2018
Meet the Chicago startup that calls itself the ‘Grubhub for concessions’

Meet the Chicago startup that calls itself the ‘Grubhub for concessions’

The best part about seeing a show or catching a game is waiting in line at the concession stand. Said nobody, ever. Aside from the 1 percent of people who watch shows and games in VIP suites, almost everyone has to wait in a line whenever they want a steamed hot dog or a Bud Light. But […]

| December 19, 2017

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Association News

Mickey Warner Award 2018 Nominations Open

Mickey Warner Award 2018 Nominations Open

The National Association of Concessionaires is now seeking nominations for the 2018 Mickey Warner Award. Submissions are due by March 5, 2018. The Mickey Warner Award is bestowed upon an individual each year by NAC to recognize leadership and significant accomplishments in the non-movie concession industry. The award honors the late Mickey Warner, the father […]

| February 16, 2018
2018 Concession Profession Advertising Available Now

2018 Concession Profession Advertising Available Now

Concession Profession Advertising – Reach the Buyers in the Concession Industry! The next issue of Concession Profession will come out in April 2018. Deadline to participate is March 16, 2018. Concession Profession, the annual member magazine of the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC), is a proven resource of news, photos and features for the leaders […]

| February 5, 2018
Brian Biehn Named 2018 Bert Nathan Award Honoree

Brian Biehn Named 2018 Bert Nathan Award Honoree

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that Brian Biehn, Executive Vice President for FUNacho/Pretzel Haus Bakery, has been selected as the 2018 Bert Nathan Memorial Award Honoree. The Bert Nathan Memorial Award is given by NAC each year to an individual to recognize leadership and significant accomplishment in the Theatre Concessions Industry. The […]

| February 2, 2018
Conlon to Receive Krystal La Reese-Gaule Membership Award

Conlon to Receive Krystal La Reese-Gaule Membership Award

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that Terry Conlon, ECM, Director of Concessions for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois and current NAC Board Chairman, has captured the Krystal La Reese-Gaule Membership Award for the fiscal year 2017. The annual award is presented to the member who sponsors the most new NAC […]

| February 1, 2018
NAC Future Leaders Committee Creates Facebook Group

NAC Future Leaders Committee Creates Facebook Group

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) Future Leaders Committee, which was formed late last year, has developed a dedicated Facebook Group Page. This page will highlight the work of the group and provide a sounding board for innovative ideas. The Group’s page is open to all and the Committee encourages all interested parties to join […]

| January 30, 2018

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