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AMC Theatres to Acquire Starplex Cinemas

AMC Theatres to Acquire Starplex Cinemas

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

AMC Theatres (NYSE: AMC) (“AMC”) and privately held Starplex Cinemas (“Starplex”) announced today they have entered into a definitive purchase agreement for AMC to acquire Starplex for approximately $172 million in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments. When completed, AMC will operate approximately 380 theatres with 5,300 screens. By broadening its footprint for […]

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Kernel King Shaking Up The Concession Industry

Kernel King Shaking Up The Concession Industry

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kernel King, A Utah based company, is revolutionizing the concession industry by offering a new way of enjoying popcorn at the movies. According to the company, custom seasoning and popcorn lids are two secret ingredients to increased customer loyalty, shorter concession lines, and thus, increased revenue and marketing value. Over 50,000 lids were sold to […]

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Don’t Forget Smart Snacks For Your Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Don’t Forget Smart Snacks For Your Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2014-15 school year kicked off with a requirement from the USDA that all foods sold at school during the school day must meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation was applied to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, and vending machines. Prior to the publishing of the Smart Snacks […]

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Gold Medal Products Co. Appoints Greg Miller to Role of President

Gold Medal Products Co. Appoints Greg Miller to Role of President

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gold Medal Products Co. is pleased to announce it has appointed Greg Miller to assume the role as company president, effective May 18, 2015. After serving 24 years as the current president, Dan Kroeger will retire from the position. However, as the company transitions, Kroeger will continue in his leadership with Gold Medal as CEO […]

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Movie Treats Get an Upgrade

Movie Treats Get an Upgrade

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The candy-counter overhaul was on display last month at CinemaCon, an annual convention for movie-theater operators held at Caesars Palace. On the trade-show floor, among the wall-paneling providers and aisle-lighting firms, were samples of Oreo-flavored churros, smoky bacon cheddar dipping sauce for soft pretzels or chips and Popcornopolis, creators of an organic popcorn blend the […]

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Delaware North Establishes Office of the Chief Executive

Delaware North Establishes Office of the Chief Executive

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Delaware North today announced the establishment of the Office of the Chief Executive for the global hospitality and food service company. The Office of the Chief Executive reports to Delaware North’s chairman, Jeremy Jacobs, and will focus on strategic growth, both organic and through new business acquisition, strategic planning, corporate governance and financial management to […]

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Gold Medal Releases Product to Meet Government Nutrition Guidelines for Schools

Gold Medal Releases Product to Meet Government Nutrition Guidelines for Schools

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The launch of the USDA Smart Snacks in School program has created a challenge for schools to meet the new national nutrition standards. The Cincinnati-based concession industry leader, Gold Medal Products Co. has responded by introducing SunnyPop™—a popcorn snack that’s popular with students, yet still meets the national requirements. Popcorn has always been a best-seller […]

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April 6th is National Caramel Popcorn Day

April 6th is National Caramel Popcorn Day

| March 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

Great Western Products reminds you that April 6th, 2015 is National Caramel Popcorn Day! The day celebrates the combination of Caramel and Popcorn. Caramel corn is an American confection made of popcorn coated with a sugar or molasses based caramel candy shell. Typically a sugar solution or syrup is made and heated until it browns […]

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Bottom’s Up: Michele Lewis scores with fudge-coated cookie

Bottom’s Up: Michele Lewis scores with fudge-coated cookie

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

This month’s Concession Spotlight returns to the supply side with Michele Lewis, president and owner of Sweet Bottom®Cookie (SBC). We try to bring you profiles of a wide range of people and companies of all types and sizes. Michele is an entrepreneurial owner of a specialized cookie company currently selling to movie theatres across the […]

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Centerplate Announces Partnership with Greater Columbus Convention Center

Centerplate Announces Partnership with Greater Columbus Convention Center

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

COLUMBUS, OH—[February 11, 2015]— The Greater Columbus Convention Center and Centerplate, the hospitality provider which serves premier convention, and entertainment venues across North America and Europe, today announced a new agreement to enhance the hospitality program for the leading convention destination located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. A state-of-the-art building with 1.7 million square […]

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