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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.


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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Where did Funnel Cakes come from?

What’s more American than fried foods and fairs? With summer here — and outdoor carnivals popping up around the nation — we’re taking a look at the history of a mandatory carnival must-have: hot and crispy funnel cakes. Despite

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10 Facebook Tips for Small Businesses

Want to Facebook, but don’t know how to make it work for your small business? Glen Stansberry, Creativity Sparker, from Wise Bread has 10 tips to get you started. For the full text, go to 10 Superb Ways For A

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How to Lose a Customer

Recently, I attempted to purchase a dress from a maternity store. Before I could give them my money, they required my due date, e-mail, mailing address, phone number and wanted to know if I had other children. I laughed

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