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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
ECM Class Now Available Online!

ECM Class Now Available Online!

The Executive Concession Manager program, available ONLY to NAC Concession Manager Certification graduates (CCMs), is a hands-on program for management and executive-level concession professionals and is now offered on-line! Registration closes on March 1! The course, offered in association with the University of Memphis Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management, builds upon the […]

| February 9, 2021
Episode 4 of “Laboring with a Multi-Generational Workforce” Podcast Released

Episode 4 of “Laboring with a Multi-Generational Workforce” Podcast Released

“Laboring with a Multi-Generational Workforce,” highlights the various generations of workers and how they perceive the work environment. It provides perspective on how to integrate diverse age groups and priorities from the employer. The presentation has been broken down into four episodes. ALL FOUR EPISODES are available here right now. Video of the February 24 […]

| December 31, 2020

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Member News

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
Centerplate Prepares Team-Inspired Menu Items for 2021 College Football Playoff Championship

Centerplate Prepares Team-Inspired Menu Items for 2021 College Football Playoff Championship

Centerplate, the leading hospitality partner to North America’s premier sports entertainment venues, today announced an array of specialty menu items for Monday’s highly anticipated College Football Playoff National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State Buckeyes. This is the first time the game will be played in Miami, and the food and beverage […]

| January 11, 2021
Gold Medal Brings the Fun of Concession Foods to Face Coverings

Gold Medal Brings the Fun of Concession Foods to Face Coverings

Masks or face coverings aren’t typically something that’s thought of as fun. However, Gold Medal’s new line of Fun Food Face Coverings may just bring a smile to your face. Made in four bright, colorful designs, these creative face coverings are an uplifting way to showcase a love for fun foods. Each face covering is […]

| November 6, 2020

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Association News

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
In Memory – Michael Bates

In Memory – Michael Bates

It is with great sorrow that the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) reports the passing of long-time member and friend Michael Bates, ACS. The entire industry extends its thoughts to Mike’s family, former co-workers and friends at this difficult time. Mike passed away on Wednesday, November 25 at CHI Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, NE. Mike’s […]

| December 1, 2020

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