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Trick or Treat – AB’s Favorite Halloween Chocolate!

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Halloween draws in $2 billion in candy sales every year – proving to be a major opportunity for convenience stores to increase profits during the fall.  The majority 

(74%) of consumers say they are okay with treating themselves to chocolate around Halloween.  “It’s very convenient and it’s on my way to work,” shopper Dr. Ann Craig said.  Customers will pay for convenience even if it’s a few cents more.  Do not miss out on the opportunity for SCREMING SALES from impulse or last-minute shoppers. Halloween is 22 days away.

AB’s favorite Halloween Picks:

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AB’s October Common Sense: Promotions so good, it’s frightening.

October savings are not a TRICK and definitely a TREAT. Check out Tootsie’s best selling items, Dubble Bubble’s NEW Ball peg bag, and Goetze’s NEW Caramel Creams and Cow Tails peg bags. Hershey’s Brookside delicious fruit flavored centers, Pomegranate and Acai flavors, covered in dark chocolate are the perfect Fall indulgent snack!  Don’t miss ‘perfect for the season’ pumpkin flavored coffee for your in-store coffee station and our new ECIG brand V2 from National Tobacco! October’s Common Sense is packed with great offers, new products, and stock-the-shelves necessary grocery items.  “Spot the Dot” and Save!

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Click to see October’s HOT BUYS!SAVE SEALs FOR BLOG

 

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NEW ITEMS FROM GENERAL MILLS – $2 OFF TODAY & TOMORROW

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Nature Valley Soft Baked Oatmeal Bars offer 100% natural whole grain oats soft baked to perfection.  Available in Cinnamon Brown Sugar and Peanut Butter flavors, each Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Bar offers 18 to 24 grams of 100 percent whole-grain oats at a suggested retail price of $1.19.  

#443402: Peanut Butter           #443401: Cinnamon Brown Sugar

Betty Crocker Caramel Brownie

The Betty Crocker Caramel Brownie is a delectable grab–n-go treat to offer your customers. The 1.7-ounce, deliciously moist and chewy chocolate brownie is now packaged exclusive to C-Stores.  The Betty Crocker Caramel Brownie has a suggested retail price of $1.39.                    

 Item #445697:  BC Carmel Brownie

ORDER TODAY AND RECEIVE $2.00 OFF EACH BOX. OFFER ENDS END OF DAY 8/2/2013. Offer applies to approved customers. 

 

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The “DREAM SET” – AB Coffee Bars have definitely “Raised the Bar” in the Industry

As consumers continue to experiment and try new coffees, AB has become the leader in C-Store coffee bar designs; known in the industry as the new “Dream Set”. In an innovative move, leading C-Store retailers are improving their coffee stations from generic coffee counters to premium brand coffee stations sorted by different flavors and blends displayed elegantly with a variety of sweetener and creamer selections.   

Allen Brothers will give you the ability to take a great step forward with your customers, building confidence and loyalty as a specialty coffee destination; especially when you add our “Coffee Loyalty Program”.  With the AB “Dream Set”, shoppers will be confident to change their daily coffee destination to your store and the category will continue to grow.

And we present; the AB “Dream Set”….. Java Classics Breakfast Blend, French Roast, and Decaf with a Good West Cream Machine!

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AB SUPPLIES THE IDEAL NEEDS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. CHOCOLATE FOR MOM; CHARCOAL FOR DAD.

It’s Mother’s Day! Our store owners are saying one of two things; “I am so glad I called Allen Brothers” or “I should have called Allen Brothers”.  Every husband, father, brother, son, and/or friend of a “mom” is running rampant trying to find a last-minute gift. What does every woman want? CHOCOLATE.  Stocking up on a large variety of chocolate was a good plan for this weekend.

The customers of your stores are saying the same thing as you: “My corner store sure does stock everything I need” or quite the opposite.

As a gift, the new Kit Kat Mini’s® from Hershey® are a great choice. Throw a little story behind it; Kit Kat® now has children of her own.  Kit Kat® Mommy is so nice, sweet, and smart for adding the subtle crisp of the wafers that she decided it was time to extend her family and make Mini’s.  Why not create little one’s that you can get that luxurious taste of chocolate in one BITE?”

On a serious note, Memorial Day weekend is coming up next. Make sure you are prepared with all of the last-minute things your customers will need. Make a check list starting with: Charcoal, Lighter Fluid, Paper Goods, BBQ Sauce, etc.

Check your MAY COMMON SENSE FLYER, it’s all on special!!! Sale ends May 31st.

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New General Mills Items Available at Allen Brothers Wholesale

New Items from General Mills

New Items from General Mills

 

Check out the new line-up of innovative convenience store items available today at Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution. Take special note of the item numbers listed, and feel free to use them to add these products to your order today!

 

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Top Performers: May 2012

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NJOY One-Joy Display Item # 501420

It’s time, once again, for the Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution online newsletter’s “Top Performers” article, analyzing new product performance based off of sales results both internally and throughout the industry. As a wholesale distributor to many of the strongest convenience stores in the Mid-Atlantic region, staying up-to-date on new products and generating results on these items is essential both for Allen Brothers as a company and the retailers we service as independent entities. Whether you’re starting a retail business, maintaining it, or expanding, choosing which new or top-performing products to bring in is a critical component of the sustainability of your operations. The items listed below are ones that, based on sales results from the previous month, should be considered for placement in your stores to increase rings at your register.

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Duo’s Strawberry Flavored Cool Mint, Item # 472335

Today’s posting is the TENTH edition of “Top Performers” to date, and the Marketing and Buying Department’s ranking is placed in no particular order. The items listed are done so based on unit sales from the previous month, which in this case is April, 2012. If you’re not currently carrying these products, you’re not too late. If they’re working in other stores that we’re servicing, chances are that they’ll work for you! Let Allen Brothers work with you to bring these items to your shelves and countertops. The sales, customer service, and marketing team would be more than happy to take some time to design a product selection that will maximize your profitability. That’s what we’re here for. Additionally, we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding product performance, selling points, and suggested retail prices.

1.) Hershey’s Ice Breaker Duo’s
– Strawberry (Item # 472335) and Raspberry (Item # 472336)

2.) NJOY Electronic Cigarette One-Joy
– Item # 501420

3.) Tic Tac Tree Counter Display
– Item # 406085

4.) Skittles Riddles
– Item # 424074

5.) Day N’ Night Bites
– Sausage & Egg Burrito (Item #908409), Monterey, Chicken & Bacon (Item # 908456), Omelette Wrap (Item # 908462), Rib Sandwich (Item # 908467), Sausage, Egg, & Cheese on a Biscuit (Item # 908469)

6.) BIC Phillies Lighters
– Item # 804330

7.) Phillies Krome Cigarillos
– Sweet Box (Item # 205121) and White Grape (Item # 205131)

8.) Swisher Sweet Cigarillos Black 5 for 3
– Item # 220818

 

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