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July Common $ense

July Common $ense

Allen Brothers has SPECTACULAR SAVINGS for July.  We offer HUGE Discounts and feature LOTS of new items for you to try.  These offers will light up your fireworks!

Children are off from school and AB has all the Kids Mania candy toys you can handle. Specialized with its own display rack, Kidsmania “Puts the Fun in the Munch” ™.

Starburst® are bursting with minis to share.  They are packed in a 15 ct. box and retail for $1.89 SRP.

Richies® Italian Ice has a fruity assortment of flavors. This is packaged in individual easy-to-carry 10 oz. cups, packed in 12 cups/case. This is a great item to carry during these hot, summer months.

We have a brand new item for your roller grill.  These three delicious flavors of Schmidt’s Bahama Mama Spicy Smoked Sausage will bring your customers back again and again. Bahama Mama sausages lasts longer than your regular hot dog on the grill and is packed in retail size to store right in your cooler so you do not have to use up a lot of back room storage.  This is a gourmet item that you must get rolling today.

SAVE SEALs FOR BLOG

Spot the Savings Dot through-out AB’s July Common Sense for special savings and specials. Check out the flyer today.

 

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Increase Gloomy Day Sales

Is a gloomy, rainy day causing slow sales? Try putting a sign outside of your store on the sidewalk; visible to those walking by or at the pumps. List items that pair with the weather. For example “Rainy Day? We are always open! Umbrellas, RainX ®, Coffee, Hot Pizza, & more. Come dry off and grab a delicious snack”.

Use cardboard and a visible marker for practically no cost at all. 

If you have extra marketing funds, a better idea would be to create and laminate poster size signs for different needs of attracting customers; weather, open on holidays, special offers (Hot Dog & Soda for one price). Also, you can buy a sign with an erasable board. Your goal is to bring customers in the door and signage is the first impression your customers receive. You can purchase signs and sign holders on signage websites (Google: Sidewalk signs or store signs) and at a Home Depot or Lowes. A sidewalk sign is called an A-FRAME sign.

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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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A recipe always tastes better with extra TLC

One of the most important ingredients to the AB recipe is keeping your store, just as that, YOURS. We want your store to reflect who you are and who your customers are.  Our talented and personable sales team will spend face time with you; designing a specialized game-plan that fits your store’s needs.  We will shake your hand at the end, and most importantly, offer solutions about adding in profit driving food stations and/or new products that will work for you.   Next, our team of design professionals can add a modern look to your store while strategically developing a store layout that encourages quick decision-making purchases from your customers. The end result: soaring profits, a stress-free store management process, and a specialized store that fits your needs and the demographics of your location and customer base. For stores already operating or new stores in development, we are here to help.

After Coffee Station Re-Design

After Coffee Station Re-Design

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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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AB Is Back On The Blog!

Allen Brothers is back on the BLOG!  Sorry it’s been a while but we are back in the creative neighborhood and more fun than ever.  You should know we have a new writer, new products, and lots of new information coming your way to help you build your business and reach your highest potential.

Allen Brothers has been operating since 1910 and there is definitely one thing that has not changed!  AB cares about their customers, provides quality products, and continues to be innovative; staying ahead of the times with product selection and communication.

The sales flyer that started it all! And now 103 years later, it’s just Common $ense to buy from AB!  Stay connected. Find us on FB and Twitter also. COVER FINAL

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Top Performers: May 2012

One-Joy NJOY Display

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.

Strawberry Flavored Cool Mint

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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