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The 2021 NAC Concession and Hospitality Expo

The 2021 NAC Concession and Hospitality Expo

Join the top food and beverage leaders at THE International Concession and Hospitality Marketplace. The 2021 Concession & Hospitality Expo will be at the Hyatt Regency Dallas on October 27-28, 2021. Visit often for information on an evolving Agenda, Sponsorships and Trade Show. The Expo Committee, Board-of Directors and Staff are excited to move forward […]

| July 16, 2021
NAC @ CinemaCon 2021

NAC @ CinemaCon 2021

NAC at CinemaCon, the official convention of NATO August 23-26 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV NAC Members receive $500 off non-NATO member booth rate! Contact Matt Shapiro to reserve a booth at CinemaCon 2020. matt.shapiro@natodc.com NAC will have a slate of activities at CinemaCon 2021 that will look slightly different than in years past. We […]

| June 22, 2021
Register Now! Summer Session 2021 On-Line CCM Course

Register Now! Summer Session 2021 On-Line CCM Course

Is it a job or is it a career? Invest in your professional future NOW! The 2021 Summer Semester On-Line Certified Concessions Management Course (CCM) is calling YOU to enroll! The next semester to participate in the NAC On-Line Concession Certification Management (CCM) Program will begin July 6, 2021. Registration is open now! The course […]

| May 19, 2021
SBA Opens Restaurant Revitalization Fund, IRS Tax Credits for COVID-19 Vaccination Paid Leave

SBA Opens Restaurant Revitalization Fund, IRS Tax Credits for COVID-19 Vaccination Paid Leave

The NAC Government Relations Committee has shared two important updates: Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened the website for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). This is the grant program set up by the American Rescue Plan for various types of food establishments including, “food stands, food trucks, food carts, […]

| April 27, 2021
Save the Date – NAC Reschedules 2021 Expo for October 27-28 at Hyatt Regency, Dallas

Save the Date – NAC Reschedules 2021 Expo for October 27-28 at Hyatt Regency, Dallas

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that the 2021 NAC Concession and Hospitality Expo, originally slated for July, is being moved to October 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The move is being made in response to the many members who communicated a desire to shift the event to the fourth quarter. The […]

| April 6, 2021

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Member News

Golden Link Inc. Acquires Vision Media’s Concession Line of Business

Golden Link Inc. Acquires Vision Media’s Concession Line of Business

Golden Link Inc. has announced today that it has acquired all assets of Vision Media/Cinema Scene Marketing’s theatre concessions business, expanding Golden Link’s North America and Global operations. Cinema Scene, acquired by Vision Media in 2016, is a market leader in theatrical promotional products within the North American market. With Golden Link being a leading […]

| July 15, 2021
Promotion In Motion Renamed PIM Brands

Promotion In Motion Renamed PIM Brands

The Promotion In Motion Cos., Inc. is rebranding to PIM Brands Inc., coinciding with its move to a new state-of-the art headquarters complex in Park Ridge, NJ. PIM Brands Inc. is part of The Promotion In Motion family of companies, which includes PIM Brands LLC, its manufacturing arm, as well as Pharma In Motion and […]

| June 29, 2021
Sodexo/Centerplate Hiring 600 at New Orleans’ Superdome/Smoothie King Center

Sodexo/Centerplate Hiring 600 at New Orleans’ Superdome/Smoothie King Center

Sodexo and Centerplate, who handle all food and beverage service at the Superdome and neighboring Smoothie King Center, is looking to fill 600 plus roles at a job fair this weekend in New Orleans. These are the venues that host Saints football games, Pelicans basketball, the annual Sugar Bowl, many top-tier concerts and will host […]

| June 22, 2021
Dippin’ Dots Now Available at Typhoon Texas Waterparks

Dippin’ Dots Now Available at Typhoon Texas Waterparks

Iconic Ice Cream Brand Has Debuted at Waterpark Locations in Houston and Austin America’s favorite flash-frozen beaded ice cream treat Dippin’ Dots is now available at both Typhoon Texas Waterpark locations this season. Typhoon Texas is one of the top waterpark brands in the Lone Star State with locations in Katy and Pflugerville, Texas. Dippin’ […]

| June 2, 2021
Gold Medal Expands Self-Serve Popcorn Machine Line

Gold Medal Expands Self-Serve Popcorn Machine Line

Throughout its 90-year history, Gold Medal Products Co. has pioneered many innovations in the concession industry. Now, the company is paving the way for contactless concessions by introducing its latest addition to the self-serve popcorn machine line, the ReadyPop® Jr. ReadyPop Jr. combines the power of an 8-oz popper with the convenience of a self-serve […]

| May 12, 2021

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Association News

NAC Bert Nathan Award Nominations Open for 2021

NAC Bert Nathan Award Nominations Open for 2021

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) is calling upon the NAC membership to submit candidates for the 2021 NAC Bert Nathan Memorial Award by Friday, August 20, 2021. The presentation will take place on October 26, 2021 at the Awards Luncheon during the 2021 Concession & Hospitality Expo at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The NAC […]

| July 29, 2021
Golf Opportunity at CinemaCon

Golf Opportunity at CinemaCon

Due to the unique set of circumstances in 2021, the NAC Golf Committee has decided to not hold its annual Charity Golf Event during CinemaCon this year. However, we have worked with Desert Pines Golf Club to make arrangements for those who would like to play golf on the morning of Monday, August 23, while […]

| June 11, 2021
In Memory – David R. Scoco

In Memory – David R. Scoco

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) regrets to report the passing of former President David R. Scoco. He was 62 years of age. Scoco joined NAC in 1981 as a member of Service America. He would later form his own consultancy called Creative Concession Concepts. He served as NAC President from 1994-97. Sentiments on the […]

| March 25, 2021
In Memory – Paul F. Sciortino

In Memory – Paul F. Sciortino

It is with great sorrow that the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) reports the passing of the founder of American International Concession Products (AICP) Paul F. Sciortino. Paul was a long-time member and friend of NAC and the Industry. Paul founded AICP in 1982 and became a member of NAC in 1987. He would later […]

| February 5, 2021
Celebrate National Popcorn Day with ICA and NAC!

Celebrate National Popcorn Day with ICA and NAC!

The Independent Cinema Alliance (ICA) and the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) remind you that Tuesday January 19th is National Popcorn Day. The two groups have joined forces to pay homage to this important and enduring staple of our business. It is particularly appropriate in a year that saw many theatre owners and operators innovate […]

| January 18, 2021

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