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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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Taste of Nature Introduces Dr Pepper Cotton Candy

Taste of Nature Introduces Dr Pepper Cotton Candy

| November 22, 2017

Classic Dr Pepper Flavor gives a new twist to cotton candy! NAC member Taste of Nature, Inc., the maker of Cookie Dough Bites,  Muddy Bears, Sqwigglies  and Shari Candies announced that it will be expanding its cotton candy offerings through a license agreement with NAC member Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, a leading beverage manufacturer.   Currently, Taste […]

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Sodexo Buying Centerplate

Sodexo Buying Centerplate

| November 15, 2017

International food services and facilities management company Sodexo, which has its U.S. headquarters in Gaithersburg, is buying sports and entertainment venue hospitality provider Centerplate from its private equity owners for $675 million in cash. The deal, announced early Wednesday, will allow Sodexo (NYSE: SDXAY) to build its profile at American sports and entertainment venues. The […]

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Great Western Products Receives SQF Level II Certification

Great Western Products Receives SQF Level II Certification

| November 9, 2017

Hollywood, AL – Great Western Products, a leading supplier of food products to the concessions industry, has taken the measures to become SQF Level II Certified. The certification of the Assumption, IL and Hollywood, AL locations was completed in late 2016 and mid-summer 2017 respectively. SQF (Safe Quality Food) is a benchmarked standard, and is […]

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Sweet Bottom Cookie debuts with online retailer… Staples

Sweet Bottom Cookie debuts with online retailer… Staples

| October 18, 2017

National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) member, Sweet Bottom® Cookie, announced today the partnership with American multi-national office supply retailing corporation, STAPLES, Inc. The SWEET BOTTOM® WITH NESTLE® BUNCHA CRUNCH™ MINI product is now available to purchase on line by visiting Staples.Com The offering consists of a 6 pack bundle, retailing at $13.99. Fill up the […]

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