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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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AB’s September Fall Savings…Its Common Sense, Order Today!

Fall is here. School has started. Make sure to take advantage of all the SUPER SAVINGS Allen Brothers has to offer. New products, great school stock up items, store management products, healthy selections, and so much more. Our variety is always getting better. We distribute the top trend items for CSTORES and the most popular food products in the market. Check out this month’s Common Sense; SPOT THE DOT and Save!



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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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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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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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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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Stride iD Counter Unit with FREE Stride Tropical Trance

Check out the deal below on the 84 Count Stride iD Counter Unit, with a FREE pack of Stride Tropical Trance. The deal is available today through June 1st, 2012. Orders for the counter unit will begin shipping in mid-August.

The flavors included below are Berry Melon, Peppermint, and Spearmint, plus the FREE Stride Tropical Trance. With strong profit margins quoted humbly at 51.5%, this is a strong opportunity to bring in an attractive counter unit on a proven winner!

This shipper display 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 shipper displays you’d like to pre-book.

Stride iD Counter Unit with Free Stride Tropical Trance

Item # 068525: Stride iD Counter Unit with Free Stride Tropical Trance


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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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Snacking Means Big Business, Have a Plan of Action!

Can it be, is it really October already? With only a few months left in 2011, now is the time to make that final push for year’s end growth. Before you know it, 2012 will be upon us and it’ll be time to start the cycle all over again.

With growing total sales in mind, let’s focus today on a category that’s already thriving in convenience stores and grow that business. Today’s post addresses the power of the snack food category in the convenience store industry. With special thanks to our friends at Kellogg’s Convenience, the Allen Brothers’ Marketing Team dives into the topic of snack food and snacking and how you can grow your business by further capitalizing on this trend. While reading, concentrate on ways to grab hold of your inventory and make it work for you. Perhaps promote your line of items by offering a discount on bundled products (a drink and a snack for one low price, for example), promoting a limited time offer on a near-cost price with a popular snack item, or attacking the 2-For-$2.00 market.

Cheez-It's are among the many great "Snack Items" available everyday at Allen Brothers.

No matter how you decide to go to market, there’s just no denying that people love their snacks. The average American now snacks at least 3 times per day and the choices they’re reaching for most are salty snacks. In the average convenience store, salty snacks are the top choice by menu importance, beating out candy bars, donuts and cookies. At the same time, snack mixes have quickly become the second largest segment within the salty snacks category – with 20% of total sales and +8.7% growth over last year.

The biggest news may be that snacks are no longer just an impulse item to grab when filling up the gas tank. Consumers are now enjoying them before, during and after meals. Studies show that people purchase salty snacks to tide them over between meals, after dinner and even as their breakfast choice. With well-known brands like Cheez-It® and Rice Krispies Treats® leading the way with choices that consumers love, C-Store owners are ready to dig into big sales. That’s great news for C-Stores, specifically those poised to capitalize on this tasty trend.

Now’s the time for you, C-Store Operators, to take advantage of this growing opportunity. To maximize your return, we suggest that you promote your line of salty snacks with drink offers both inside and outside the store. Plus, consider carrying a variety of the fastest selling brands along with new items to add variety and choice.

If you have any questions or if you’re looking for advice and insight, reach out to the Allen Brothers Marketing Department. Please be sure to fill out the poll below to let us know how your snack food business is growing in 2011.

Happy Selling!


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Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution: A Look Inside

Check out our first in a series of videos to get a better idea of what makes Allen Brothers one of the top convenience store wholesale distributors in the country. You can find classic industry videos online at the Allen Brothers Website under the “Fun Links” Tab, including the original Choo Choo Carlie commercial for Good N’ Plenty. Amazing how the media world has changed!

Happy Selling!


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