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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.

Beyond Butter: 5 In-Demand Popcorn Flavors

As ready-to-eat popcorn sales top $750 million, it has opened up a huge market demand for gourmet flavors. “Consumers are craving food with taste appeal, a sense of adventure and a decided healthy glow,” says Denise Purcell, editor of Specialty

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3 Questions to Ask About Your Food Selection

With the recent surge of governmental standards, childhood nutrition has become a hot topic in the US. School lunches must now comply with new guidelines. Nutritional information will soon be required to be posted at restaurants, movie theatres and other

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Get Ready for 2015 Food Trends

Every New Year brings its own new food trends. And the best in the business anticipate these preferences and respond with offerings that will meet the consumers’ needs. How can you be ready? Here’s a look at what’s on

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Gold Medal Holds One Sweet Distributors’ Conference

When Gold Medal Products Co. holds its annual Distributors’ Conference, it’s not your typical business meeting. From December 2-4, the fun foods manufacturer packed the halls of the Sharonville Convention Center with popcorn, cotton candy, funnel cakes, Sno-Kones® and more!

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What’s Hot for Winter Sales

As the cold comes in, don’t let your concession sales freeze! Put these 5 winter trends to work for your business. Keep ‘Em Warm – What can compare to a steamy cup of hot chocolate on a chilly day? Hot

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Concessions, Schools & Fundraising – A Winning Combination reports, “One of the most underutilized sources of fundraising for schools is the concession stand.” That’s a huge opportunity that many schools are missing out on. When schools are evaluating fundraising options, are you equipped to help them understand why

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Are Your Vendors Making or Breaking Your Business?

It’s often the company that you keep that can determine the success of your business. Align with the wrong vendor and your own reputation could be in jeopardy. Select a mediocre company and you may slide by, but is that

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The Simplest of Social Media Tips

Social media can feel like a time-consuming and complex process. But don’t be discouraged! There are simple things that you can do to help boost your social media strategy.   Visuals & Videos: Catch your follower’s attention by incorporating graphics,

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