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Highlander Partners Acquires Kernel Season’s

Highlander Partners Acquires Kernel Season’s

| January 17, 2018

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 […]

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Nestle sells US candy to Ferrero

Nestle sells US candy to Ferrero

| January 17, 2018

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 […]

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Value Propositions: Sizing up refillable popcorn tubs and drink cups

Value Propositions: Sizing up refillable popcorn tubs and drink cups

| January 5, 2018

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 […]

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NAC – 2017 Year in Review

NAC – 2017 Year in Review

| January 4, 2018

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 […]

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NAC Bert Nathan Award Nominations Open for 2018

NAC Bert Nathan Award Nominations Open for 2018

| January 2, 2018

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) is calling upon the NAC membership to submit candidates for the 2018 NAC Bert Nathan Memorial Award by Monday, January 29, 2016. The presentation will take place for the very first time on Monday afternoon, April 23rd at the NAC Bert Nathan Reception during CinemaCon at Caesars Palace. The […]

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Government Relations Update: Renewed California Sales Tax Efforts

Government Relations Update: Renewed California Sales Tax Efforts

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sales tax on candy and sweetened beverages are going to be addressed again in California.  A committee hearing on amended bill AB-274 will take place on January 8, 2018. The amended bill will seek to eliminate exemption of tax on said products. Here is some text from the bill: Assembly Constitutional Amendment 2 of the […]

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

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

| December 19, 2017

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 […]

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NAC Names Boysen as Great Lakes RVP

NAC Names Boysen as Great Lakes RVP

| December 8, 2017

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has named Theresa Boysen, ACS, ACE, as the new Regional Vice President of the Great Lakes Region. Boysen currently serves as National Sales Director-Theatre of Kernel Season’s, LLC. The Great Lakes Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. The appointment is effective immediately. Boysen has been with Kernel […]

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Regal Entertainment Group Signs Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Cineworld Group PLC

Regal Entertainment Group Signs Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Cineworld Group PLC

| December 5, 2017

Transaction Creates Leading Global Cinema Group Cineworld to Pay $23.00 in Cash for Each Regal Common Share, Representing a Premium of 43.2% Over Regal’s 30-day Weighted Average Share Price of $16.06 Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) (“Regal”) announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement (“Agreement”) with Cineworld Group PLC (LON: CINE) (“Cineworld”) for […]

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NAC Creates Future Leaders Committee

NAC Creates Future Leaders Committee

| December 4, 2017

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced the formation of a Future Leaders Committee. The creation of this new committee recognizes the need to identify and develop emerging leaders within the industry and the NAC Membership in upcoming years. The Future Leaders Committee is charged with investigating means to engage the next generation of […]

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