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The 2019 Concession & Hospitality Expo

The 2019 Concession & Hospitality Expo

Join the top food and beverage leaders at THE International Concessions and Hospitality Marketplace. Sponsorships, Trade Show Booths and Registration are Available Now!

| April 29, 2019
Movie Theatre Preference Research Book On-Sale

Movie Theatre Preference Research Book On-Sale

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) and The University of Memphis Kemmons Wilson School (KWS) of Hospitality and Resort Management have released a report on the findings of research first unveiled at Show East 2018 and updated at CinemaCon 2019. The report has been published into a book and is available for purchase now. Movie […]

| April 29, 2019
NAC to Celebrate 75th Anniversary by Helping the Greater Chicago Food Depository End Hunger

NAC to Celebrate 75th Anniversary by Helping the Greater Chicago Food Depository End Hunger

To help celebrate its 75th Anniversary year, The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) is bringing increased attention to ending hunger through the work of the Greater Chicago Food Depository in 2019. There will be various opportunities for the members of NAC to support this worthy cause in commemoration of our home city of Chicago during […]

| April 17, 2019
Government Relations Update: The Bottom Line – Soda Taxes Don’t Work

Government Relations Update: The Bottom Line – Soda Taxes Don’t Work

Beverage taxes are unpopular because they raise prices dramatically on common grocery items, with the largest share of the tax burden falling on families least capable of paying it. Not only do they disproportionately hurt working families and small businesses, they simply do not make anyone healthier. In a recent Washington Examiner opinion piece, author […]

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
“Building and Energizing Results Oriented Relationships” Coming to New England on May 9

“Building and Energizing Results Oriented Relationships” Coming to New England on May 9

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) presents “Building and Energizing Results Oriented Relationships” featuring Mark Hunter coming to Foxboro, MA on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Showcase live at Patriot Place (at Gillette Stadium) in conjunction with the Theatre Owners of New England (TONE) show. His message of results oriented relationships will be attractive to […]

| April 16, 2019

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Member News

Van Holten’s and Tapatío Team Up to Bring the Heat

Van Holten’s and Tapatío Team Up to Bring the Heat

Van Holten’s and Tapatío have teamed up to develop a bold new Pickle-In-a-Pouch Flavor by combining Van Holten’s pickles with Tapatío hot sauce. Tapatío is the #1 hot sauce brand in the West and well-known across the U.S. “We are thrilled to work with a brand as iconic as Tapatío”, said Eric Girard, Van Holten’s […]

| April 24, 2019
Illinois to Offer Public Beer Sales at Many Athletics Events

Illinois to Offer Public Beer Sales at Many Athletics Events

The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) announced today that it will add beer to public concession options in general seating areas at Memorial Stadium and State Farm Center beginning in the fall of 2019. Plans to allow beer sales at Illinois Field and Eichelberger Field are also being finalized. It is possible […]

| April 3, 2019
Ben’s Soft Pretzels Announces Airport Location

Ben’s Soft Pretzels Announces Airport Location

The World Pretzel Domination tour continues by taking flight inside the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) with two new ​Ben’s Soft Pretzels​ locations. “We are excited to serve our famous soft pretzels to the world’s best passengers,” said Brian Krider, Co-Founder and Director at Ben’s Soft Pretzels. The Indianapolis International Airport will be home for two […]

| March 18, 2019
Legends teams with University of Wisconsin

Legends teams with University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin athletics department and Legends have announced a multi-year partnership. The deal will see the duo partnering to streamline initiatives across general ticketing, premium seating, annual fundraising, marketing and business intelligence capabilities into one integrated platform. Wisconsin engaged Legends through its US research arm, CSL, in 2015 to conduct a comprehensive study […]

| March 15, 2019
Transformation continues at Wells Fargo Center

Transformation continues at Wells Fargo Center

Operator Comcast Spectacor has revealed the next chapter of the “Transformation 2020” advancements that are reshaping the Wells Fargo Center’s live event experience. The next phase of the $250 million, multi-year initiative surrounds significant upgrades throughout the Philadelphia arena’s Main Concourse level, which will deliver an impressive and energising welcome to every guest who enters […]

| February 22, 2019

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Association News

NAC Offers CCM Class in Florence, Italy June 10-14

NAC Offers CCM Class in Florence, Italy June 10-14

In partnership with The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at the University of Memphis, NAC is proud to announce the availability of a CCM Class now being offered in Florence, Italy. Whether you are on your way to CineEurope in Barcelona or headquartered in Europe, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience […]

| May 15, 2019
2019 Expo Scholarships Available Now

2019 Expo Scholarships Available Now

There are two great scholarships available for qualifying first year attendees of The 2019 Concession and Hospitality Expo, July 30- August 2 at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Hotel during our 75th Anniversary year! NAC is pleased to present the President’s Expo Scholarship and the Joe Chabot Memorial Expo Scholarship. Each Scholarship Package includes one […]

| April 29, 2019
NAC Names McMillin as 2019 Mickey Warner Recipient

NAC Names McMillin as 2019 Mickey Warner Recipient

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) announced at CinemaCon 2019 in Las Vegas that Brian E. McMillin, ECM, Concessions Manager at The Lexington Center Corporation in Lexington, Kentucky has been named the 2019 Mickey Warner Award Recipient. The Mickey Warner Award is bestowed upon an individual each year by NAC to recognize leadership and significant […]

| April 9, 2019
Cretors Honored with NAFEM Doctorate of Foodservice (DFS) Award

Cretors Honored with NAFEM Doctorate of Foodservice (DFS) Award

NAC President Andrew Cretors, ACS, was honored with the NAFEM Doctorate of Foodservice (DFS) award, presented at each NAFEM show to allied hospitality association leaders in recognition of their contributions to the industry. Honorees were recognized at the All-Industry Awards Breakfast during The NAFEM Show, Thursday, Feb. 7, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. Andrew […]

| March 15, 2019
Michael Dominguez of MGM Resorts International to Address EXPO

Michael Dominguez of MGM Resorts International to Address EXPO

Michael Dominguez is Senior Vice-President and Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International and has the responsibility for the global sales of 42,000 hotel rooms, 3 Million square feet of meeting space and all sales efforts in both group sales and leisure sales. MGM Resorts is the largest Casino hotel company in the world. Michael […]

| March 13, 2019

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