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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 Creative Popcorn Gift Baskets for Any Occasion

Looking for a versatile, flavorful snack that also makes a great gift? Gourmet popcorn is a best seller because it can easily fit with nearly any special occasion. That means there’s a wide variety of opportunities where you can market

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Success Story: High School Famous for Popcorn

High schools have a huge opportunity and it comes in the form of a concession stand. It’s a place that not only contributes to an entertaining atmosphere, it also is central to fundraising. When successfully implemented, the concession stand can

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Your 2016 Gourmet Popcorn Promotion Calendar

It’s tasty, popular, easy-to-make and profitable! Gourmet popcorn has established itself as a prime snacking leader. Make the most of your year ahead by planning strategic promotions around holidays and special events. Here are some ideas to get you started

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Holiday Gift Tips for the Home Theater Lover

Don’t blink. We’ve got Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving is fast-approaching. The holidays will be here before you know it! And if you want to plan an unforgettable gift experience, now’s the time to get started. A home theater or

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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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How to Compete for the Health-Conscious Consumer

From commercials to the grocery aisle to fast food restaurants, there’s an immense pressure for food suppliers to offer healthier options. A report by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) states that food manufacturers have marketed more than 30,000 healthier products

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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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