Tag Archives: Candy Wholesale

Trick or Treat – AB’s Favorite Halloween Chocolate!

Trick or Treat

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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August Sizzling Summer Savings – Common Sense Promotions Start Today!

Click below to see August Specials. Pricing and Promotions valid 8/5/2013 through 8/30/2013.






If you do not have an online shopping account with AB,click here to apply, http://


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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.


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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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

Original  flyer!


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Allen Brothers Wholesale Web Specials Advantage

Good Morning and Happy Thursday,

With more and more of the Allen Brother’s community following our newsletter and visiting our website, the Marketing Team at Allen Brothers wanted to give you an inside scoop on a development occurring right now!

Web Advantage Special on Sweetart Chewy King Size

The AB Team has developed a Web Specials Advantage on the Allen Brothers Website for deals first publicized online. Whether you’re placing your orders online, over the phone, through your Allen Brothers salesperson, or via fax, you can take advantage of these product codes and great prices. I’ve highlighted above one of our first knock-out deals publicized on the Allen Brothers Website, a Chewy Sweetart King Size 12 Count Box for only $11.99!

Allen Brothers has other great deals available to our customers online right now, including blowout specials on Mentos Counter-Unit Displays and Wheaties Fuel Bites. To check out these and other great deals, follow these five simple steps:

1.) Go to
2.) Enter into the Store Owners Section
3.) Go To the Monthly Specials Tab
4.) Click on the “Web Advantage” Link
5.) From here, you’ll be able to scroll through the file as if it were your own digital flyer.

Please contact Allen Brothers today if you’re not setup online. You can call directly at 1-800-207-2553 to speak to an Allen Brothers Representative, or send a message to the Allen Brothers Inbox.

Happy selling!


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Deal of the Week

Effective Monday, April 4th, 2011, the new Allen Brothers Grocery and Monthly Flyers go into effect. A ton of great deals on these flyers, but here are a few that stand out to me.

Heinz EZ Squeeze, 20 OZ Bottle
Item #: 838426
Available for $1.59 Each


Cloud 9 White Grape Palma, 25 Count Upright
Item #: 200207
Available for $12.77

Breyers 16 OZ Ice Cream Tubs
Strawberry (Item #927478), Butter Pecan (Item #927484), Vanilla (Item #927473),
& Chocolate (Item #927470)     
All for a crazy low price of $1.34 to Allen Brothers customers!

 Smart Buying and Happy Selling Everyone! Have a great weekend.


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Followup on Jeff Allen at NBC10 — Networking, the Name of the Game

As published yesterday, Jeff Allen, President of Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution in Philadelphia, took part in a series of interviews at NBC10 Philadelphia. 
In addition to a sitdown with Tracy Davidson of NBC10, Jeff is also featured on  a new and exciting multi-media forum, CEO Intronet. During Jeff’s sit-down with Davidson (see picture below), the two discussed the opportunities in today’s market and advice for aspiring job-seekers and future CEO’s. The taped appearance for Survive and Thrive will be appearing on an upcoming NBC10 news program on February 16th or 23rd.
Check out Jeff’s one-on-one interview with Patty Owens, and don’t miss the opportunity to hear from a CEO Roundtable of successful business owners in the Delaware Valley! Read below on a few thoughts I took away from the day and some ideas in terms of growing your business network…

President Jeff Allen with NBC 10's evening news host Tracy Davidson


What an eye-opening experience. As a marketing enthusiast, it was incredible to hear the stories from other industry leaders throughout the day, turning their ideas & dreams into successful enterprises. And what a great opportunity for business networking, the name of the game for any aspiring entrepreneur. 

When you hear the word networking, what’s the first thought that comes to your mind? A shuffling of hand shakes and business cards? Maybe a friendly discussion at the counter of your convenience store or out in the aisles? Think more detailed about successful and worthwhile business marketing, and you should come up with a  definition similar to the one I’ve started applying more and more in my daily interactions. Business Marketing is defined as the process of establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with other business people and potential clients and/or customers. Notice I point out and highlight the mutually beneficial relationship, no mistake made there!! The focal point of the message is to seek out like-minded individuals who will benefit comparably and be more likely to work together with you in the future. It seems so simple! But how often in your daily interactions do you waste your time (pardon the blunt phrasing) with people or opportunities that can’t meet the expectations of you or the person you’re working with.

In the convenience store business, this thought can apply to each and every store owner or manager. During your day-to-day operations, how often do you  engage in your own business marketing? Are you building relationships with your customers and the distributors and vendors? Some questions to consider:
Do you reach out to a customer and thank them for their business?
Customers will visit your store for quick service and an in-and-out experience. But that doesn’t mean you can’t greet those customers by name and enquire about what’s going on in their lives. That type of interaction will keep them coming back to you because YOU STAND OUT!! That customer is more likely to refer you to a friend because you’re not doing the same thing everyone else is doing in your line of business.
What do you do to make that customer feel like you have their interest in mind? 
Have you successfully emphasized to your employees to put a name to the face of those regular customers who come in even as little as once a week. If not, do so today. But more than that, make a customer feel like you’re looking out for them as well. Price yourself competitively. Even if your profit margins are lower at first, you should be able to make up for that in volume if word gets out about your great pricing. Due to today’s economy, everyone is price sensitive, and having a reputation for the lowest price in your geographic footprint will  go a long way.
It might sound so insignificant, but in an industry where personal interaction is so critically essential, how much or little do you emphasize your business networking.  Reward a customer’s loyalty, maybe a cup of coffee on the house!! Remember, you need to spend money to make money and always go that extra mile to keep your customer satisfied!!

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