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Our blog is your source for concession industry tips and tricks. Whether you’re looking for unique ideas for fundraising, want information on creating a successful sweet shop in your grocery store, or need new ways to promote your gourmet popcorn business, we have plenty of information to inspire you. You’ll find new menu recommendations, marketing ideas, seasonal suggestions, and more. Feel free to scroll through all of our posts or browse by category to find relevant information for you.


How to Prep Your Concession Stand for Fall

Explore ways to sell concession foods while adhering to COVID-19 recommendations

Fall sports, pumpkin farms, corn mazes, and other fall activities are facing a season unlike any other due to the impact of COVID-19. Just like you adapt other aspects of your business, there are ways you can still offer concession foods at your venue.

Package Your Own Products

First, you don’t have to stop popping! The aroma and sound of a popper still captures the attention of your customers. However, you can now sell your popcorn in prepackaged bags. It offers convenience to employees, plus encourages guests to purchase and take home. (Read more about Gold Medal’s Prepackaged Concession Food Solutions.) The benefits are increased profitability and the ability to showcase your brand.

Choose a Ready-to-Eat Option

If producing your own product may not be feasible, you have options. Gold Medal has made our most popular signature gourmet popcorn recipes available in our prepackaged Gourmet Popcorn Line. Available in small grab-and-go bags, larger retail sizes, and bulk, you can choose the option that makes sense for your operation. Beyond popcorn, you can also serve up prepackaged cotton candy, portion pak nacho chips and cheese, or Meister Bake soft pretzels

Make Your Menu Fall-Friendly

Seasonal fall food favorites are the way to draw in customers. Give them something they can’t get anywhere else. From candy and caramel apples to pumpkin spice pretzels, you’ll find creative ways to entice their appetite. For more inspiration, try our fall seasonal drink recipes, like Apple Pie Cider or Pumpkin Spice Coffee, easy to make with Gold Medal concession supplies. (For more Halloween-Friendly Ideas, read our blog.)

cups of gourmet popcorn as a pairing with drafts of beer

Try a Tasting Event

Team up with a local brewery or winery and pair beers and wines with delicious flavors of gourmet popcorn. This is a prime event to hold outdoors, where attendees can easily social distance. Gold Medal offers the Preferred Beer & Popcorn Pairings Guide and Preferred Wine & Popcorn Pairings Guide to help you get started.


Gold Medal is here to help you navigate these changing times. For more details or to order, connect with your local Gold Medal branch or distributor or reach out directly to our corporate office at 800-543-0862 or [email protected].