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Gold Medal Appoints Vice President of Marketing

Gold Medal Appoints Vice President of Marketing

| January 5, 2017

Gold Medal Products Co., a manufacturer of concession food equipment and supplies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Goodin to the position of Vice President of Marketing. Goodin has been with the company since 2007 and served in the role of Director of Marketing. In that time, she literally pioneered the marketing landscape […]

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Nestle, Hostess Teaming Up

Nestle, Hostess Teaming Up

| January 4, 2017

Hostess and Nestle have something for us to look forward to just when the holiday treats run out. The companies are whipping up co-branded ice creams flavored like Twinkies, Sno Balls and CupCakes. A Nestle USA spokeswoman confirmed that Nestle and Hostess are working on ice cream products but any further details won’t be made […]

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Hershey Names New CEO

Hershey Names New CEO

| January 4, 2017

Hershey has named 11-year veteran Michele Buck to serve as the chocolate maker’s next president and CEO, an appointment that comes at a time when Big Food manufacturers find themselves challenged by smaller startup rivals. Buck, who currently serves as COO at Hershey, will officially begin to steer the company on March 1. She succeeds […]

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How an Obsessive Movie-Goer Reinvented the Theater’s Favorite Food

How an Obsessive Movie-Goer Reinvented the Theater’s Favorite Food

| December 20, 2016

Bric Simpson was a genuine movie buff. He hit the theatre about five times a month. That also made him attuned to the finer points of snacking, and he had some problems. In 2009, Simpson and his wife were shaking a popcorn bucket when she said, “You know what we need?, a lid.” Today, Simpson […]

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Marcus Theatres® Completes Acquisition of 14 Wehrenberg Theatres Locations

Marcus Theatres® Completes Acquisition of 14 Wehrenberg Theatres Locations

| December 16, 2016

Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of 197 screens at 14 Wehrenberg Theatres® locations in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota. The acquisition expands Marcus Theatres’ footprint by 29% to 885 screens at 68 locations in eight states. Terms of the transaction were not […]

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Van Holten’s Names Midwest Sales Manager

Van Holten’s Names Midwest Sales Manager

| December 9, 2016

Van Holten’s has announced the hiring of Darlene Herrmann as Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Herrmann graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Oshkosh College of Business. She joins Van Holten’s with over 6 years of experience in sales with a background in telecommunications, packaging and insurance industries. She previously held several positions at Verizon Wireless where […]

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CineAsia University brings essential advice to the tradeshow

CineAsia University brings essential advice to the tradeshow

| December 1, 2016

Jeff Waaland, principal of Golden Link, Inc. conceived a valuable notion: If we educate the owners and operators of cinemas, they will be considerably more successful. The more successful the cinema owner, the more growth in that channel of business. Golden Link and its team of experts have collaborated with CineAsia to institute a Cinema […]

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Marcus Theatres to Acquire Wehrenberg Theatres

Marcus Theatres to Acquire Wehrenberg Theatres

| November 21, 2016

Marcus Theatres, a division of The Marcus Corporation, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Wehrenberg Theatres®, based in St. Louis, Missouri. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Wehrenberg Theatres is the oldest family-owned and operated theatre circuit in the United States, with 197 screens at 14 locations in Missouri, […]

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AMC will operate Navy Pier upgraded IMAX

AMC will operate Navy Pier upgraded IMAX

| November 18, 2016

AMC, now America’s largest movie theater chain, is making a stand at Chicago’s Navy Pier, Illinois’s most-visited tourist attraction. Navy Pier and AMC announced on Tuesday that the Pier’s IMAX (NYSE: IMAX) movie theater is reopening for the holiday season under the management of AMC. CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE STORY Source: Chicago Business Journal

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Company signs deal to sell Nebraska popcorn in China

Company signs deal to sell Nebraska popcorn in China

| November 17, 2016

Preferred Popcorn of Chapman, Neb., has a new deal to continue selling its product in China. ZLTR Trading, Inc., agreed to purchase millions of pounds of bulk popcorn to keep China as one of Preferred’s largest markets. “There are eight cities in America that have over one million (people) and in China there are 140 […]

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