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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
CinemaCon Registration Open!

CinemaCon Registration Open!

Having been sidelined by the pandemic in 2020, CinemaCon is gearing up for its most important outing to date. Plans to celebrate our 10th edition last year may have been scuttled, but now it’s time to get back to business. We are excited to be ramping up our efforts so the industry can gather, allowing […]

| March 29, 2021
Coronavirus Relief Options

Coronavirus Relief Options

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a Relief Options reference tool to help you overcome the challenges created by the COVID-19 health crisis. There are multiple funding options for those seeking relief: Paycheck Protection Program The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. […]

| March 2, 2021

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Member News

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
Gold Medal’s Reinvention of Corn Treats Brand Leads to Mass Market Appeal

Gold Medal’s Reinvention of Corn Treats Brand Leads to Mass Market Appeal

For decades, Gold Medal has established itself as a leader for gourmet popcorn seasonings under its flagship brand Corn Treats. Encompassing concentrates, shake-on seasonings, and blends/glazes, the name represented a wide scope of products. However, the name was somewhat limiting in that Corn Treats went far beyond popcorn. To represent the broad ways these products […]

| March 3, 2021
Ben’s Soft Pretzels Provides Over 30K Pretzels to Essential Workers and Hungry to Do More

Ben’s Soft Pretzels Provides Over 30K Pretzels to Essential Workers and Hungry to Do More

Ben’s Soft Pretzels has provided more than 30,000 pretzels, and lots of smiles, to essential workers since the pandemic began through the Pretzel Partner Program. The initiative allows members of the community to sponsor a pretzel delivery to essential workers of their choice by going to benspretzels.com and clicking on “Pretzel Partners”. For a $39.99 […]

| March 1, 2021
C. Cretors Adds UV-C Sanitizing Chamber to Safety Products Line

C. Cretors Adds UV-C Sanitizing Chamber to Safety Products Line

135 year old inventor of the original popcorn machine and the catalyst to the start of the entire concession industry, C. Cretors and Company, 5th generation family owned USA manufacturer based in Wood Dale, Illinois beats Spanish Flu, 2 World Wars, Great Depression, recessions and now COVID-19 pandemic reveals the secret to longevity by pivoting […]

| February 4, 2021

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Association News

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
In Memory – James R. “Bo” Wilson Jr.

In Memory – James R. “Bo” Wilson Jr.

It is with great sadness that the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) reports the passing of former NAC member and friend James R. “Bo” Wilson Jr. The entire industry extends its thoughts to Bo’s family, former co-workers and friends. He passed away January 2, 2021 at the age of 49. Bo’s family has put together […]

| January 5, 2021

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