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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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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.
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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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Will Candy Save the Day?

The paltry economic outcome from the winter of 2011-2012 has many people in the convenience and grocery channels wondering, when will this recession end? It’s in these times that getting back to basics can slowly, but surely, guide us through distressed conditions.

Allen Brothers Merchandising Support will Revitalize Candy Sales!

Consistency is the key, and what more consistent ally is there in the convenience store business than candy? An insightful and well-written piece was released Tuesday on the Convenience Store Decisions website, one that the Team at Allen Brothers would encourage all retailers involved in confectionary sales to read. There’s a truly astute quote from Jenn Elleck, of the National Confectioners Association (NCA), that I think speaks volumes about a major misconception in our industry. According to Elleck in the article, “Retailers don’t think they need to worry about candy. But if they put in a little more effort, it becomes a real money maker.”

Let’s look at this quote in another way. Seeing that we’re approaching the end of March Madness in college basketball, let’s use a hoops analogy. If you were the coach running a basketball team, let’s say John Calipari of Kentucky, you wouldn’t ignore your best player (Anthony Davis) in your game plan, would you? NO WAY, not if you wanted to keep your job! You’d spend the majority of your time finding ways to maximize his talent. Use this same approach in your mindset towards selling candy, dance with who brought you!

Take some time to review the article, and pay special attention to the 5 key objectives laid out for sustaining success. You’ll be glad you did!

 

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Allen Brothers Best Deal on Zitner Eggs

Ztiner Eggs Best Deal from Allen Brothers

Allen Brothers Best Deal on Zitner Eggs

 

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Top Performers: January 2012

January 2012 Best Selling Items

January 2012 Best Sellers!

One of the staples of the Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution online newsletter is the “Top Performers” articles, analyzing new product performance and other trends in the convenience store industry. 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. As we all know in this business, cycling in new items in a timely fashion as well as keeping hot-selling products on the shelves are key to your success! To enjoy success in selling new items takes work on your part as a store owner as well. You need to be knowledgeable on the product and to believe in its value, then pass that message on to your customers.

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Today’s posting is the sixth 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 December, 2011. If you’re not currently carrying these products, don’t feel like it’s too late. If they’re working in other stores that we’re servicing, they can and should work for you! The sales, customer service, and marketing team would be more than happy to take some time and work with you in designing 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.) Milk Chocolate Peeps
– Item # 456347

2.) Rainbow Peep Pops
– Item # 456365

3.) Folger’s Classic Roast Coffee
– Item # 814050

4.) Zitner Eggs (Great Seasonal Items, not too late!!)
– Butter Creme (#999110), Butter Krak (#999100), Cocoanut Creme (#999171) and Peanut Butter (#999170)

5.) The Dolly Madison Line of Sweets and Pastries

6.) Mentos UP2U Gum
– Strawberry & Spearmint (#408430), Day Mint & Mintnight Mint (#408451), and Sweet Mint & Bubble Fresh (#408432)

7.) Zig Zag Cigarillos
– Grape (#207409), Mango (#207449), Regular (#207429), and Strawberry (#207439)

8.) Planters Big Bag Peanuts
– 5-Alarm Chili Dry Roasted (#411545), Pistachio Mix (#487262), and Buffalo Wing Peanuts (#401412)

9.) Prairie City Big & Fudgie Brownie
– Item # 943220

10.) Crystal 12 Ounce Hot Wing Sauce
– Item # 811005

11.) Lindor Truffles 240 Count Changemaker – Item # 403519

 

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Trident Vitality 6+1 Deal: $13.35 OFF Everyday Cost

Check out the deal below available today through February 24th, 2012, on the 72 count Trident Vitality 6+1 Counter Display. Orders will begin shipping in late April.

This counter unit can be ordered via fax, through your sales person or customer service representative, or by emailing the Allen Brothers Marketing Department with your account number and number of displays you’d like to pre-book.

6+1 Trident Vitality Counter Display

 

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