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Gold Medal Hires Macaluso as VP of U.S. & Canadian Sales

Gold Medal Hires Macaluso as VP of U.S. & Canadian Sales

| April 19, 2018

Gold Medal Products Co. is pleased to announce the hire of Joe Macaluso as Vice President of Sales for the U.S. & Canada. In this role, Macaluso will be responsible for new business development, key relationship management, and sales leadership. He comes to Gold Medal with over 30 years of professional sales experience. The majority […]

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Gold Medal Welcomes Brandon James as General Counsel

Gold Medal Welcomes Brandon James as General Counsel

| April 16, 2018

Gold Medal Products Co. is pleased to announce that Brandon James has joined the company as General Counsel. James graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School of Business and a Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law (WashU) in St. Louis. Well-versed in corporate law, he […]

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Malco Theatres Partners with SurveyMe

Malco Theatres Partners with SurveyMe

| March 27, 2018

Malco Theatres is happy to announce its partnership with SurveyMe, an innovative mobile feedback app. Malco will use SurveyMe’s app to get input from its moviegoers and to reward those moviegoers with items like popcorn and candy instantly. This initiative has been launched in all of Malco’s 34 movie theatres across six states. SurveyMe is […]

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Van Holten’s Pickle-In-A-Pouch in Dollar General Stores

Van Holten’s Pickle-In-A-Pouch in Dollar General Stores

| March 12, 2018

Pickle-In-A-Pouch has made it into Dollar General. Effective March 2018, Van Holten’s Pickle-In-A-Pouch will be available for purchase in select Dollar General locations around the United States. “Van Holten’s Dill Pickle, our number one selling item will be going into 6,874 Dollar General stores in the $1.00 set,” said Darlene Herrmann, Regional Sales Manager. “Pickle-In-A-Pouch […]

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Gehl Foods parent buys California food packaging and production firm

Gehl Foods parent buys California food packaging and production firm

| February 1, 2018

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 […]

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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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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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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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