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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.


10 Secrets to an Effective Mail Piece

Don’t waste money or get lost in the shuffle. Direct mail pieces need to catch your customers’ attention immediately and invite them to contact you for more details. Here are 10 easy ways to

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Dining for Daredevils: Amazing Amusement Park Food

Bored of funnel cakes and corndogs at your favorite amusement park? Tingle your taste buds with some of the most amazing amusement park food choices from across the country, including fried alligator bites and chili-and-cheese potatoes. Are you an Adventurous Eater? Credit

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Worlds of Fun

We head to some of the happiest places on Earth: Amusement Parks! Jonathan Goldtsein revisits one he worked at as a teen, Ira takes us behind the scenes at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, where the staff so love

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Put on a Happy Face

A compelling “face” of the company and some catchy ads really can drive sales. Just ask the Old Spice guy, Isaiah Mustafa. Despite a dip recently, sales are still up more than 50%. Mustafa’s viral campaigns and Old Spice’s new marketing

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A Simple Square Holds Huge Marketing Potential

QR or Quick Response Codes are an inexpensive way to quickly grab attention and give quite a bit of information in one tiny square. They’re free to create and people can scan these squares with their smart devices. Then, your customers

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When genius makes you jealous

So…I’m driving home on the Interstate the other day, minding my own business, listening to NPR and watching the normally heavy, rush-hour traffic flow around me. Even though I know the route like the back of my hand, I still

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Are you ready to live a healthier life?

By Kathy Harris, guest blogger and member of the Human Resources team at Gold Medal Most of us give lip service to a healthier lifestyle. We spend our last dollars (sometimes many of them) on quick weight loss programs, gym

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Customer Loyalty

By Liz North, guest blogger and intern at Gold Medal When you think about your local community and the businesses that are associated with it, what do you think of? Anyone from the Cincinnati area would instantly say Skyline or

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