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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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Top Performers: September, 2011

Today’s posting is part of a monthly guide on the top new-selling items and established items that have shown a significant climb (based on previous performance) in expected sales. The title of this post could just as easily be “What’s Selling,” items that should be considered for placement in your everyday selection to increase rings at your register! While we’re here, just another reminder to focus in on Halloween items (Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins shown below) and be sure to strengthen your candy aisles during this profitable time of the year in the convenience store industry.

The team at Allen Brothers acknowledges that the amount of new products constantly bombarding the market can feel overwhelming, and staying updated on industry trends while running a business is indeed a daunting task. You have enough things keeping you busy, it’s our job to help you stay informed about what’s going on in your business. We receive information on hundreds of new products every week, and it can be difficult to spot the diamond in the rough. We also spend countless hours analyzing product performance vs. the market and in the stores we service. To help you analyze the performance of new items, Allen Brothers has introduced “Top Performers”.

Today’s posting is the third 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 August 2011. If you’re not currently carrying these products, don’t worry! The team at Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding product performance, selling points, and suggested retail prices.

Hershey Peanut Butter Pumpkin, Item # 444325. Not too late to stock up today!

The rankings are listed in no particular order:

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins – Item #444325
Stride Shaun White Mint – Item #468256
5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Grape – Item #628127
Job Papers 4 Box Display – Item #001715
Supreme Protein Peanut Butter and Jelly – Item #422300
Supreme Protein Peanut Butter Pretzel – Item #402223
5-Hour Energy 9 Box Counter Rack Display – Item #692696
Slim Jim Giant Dare Line: Jalapeno (Item #414054), Habanero (Item #414055), and Chili Pepper (Item #414152)


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Smokeless Tobacco Use Sees Upward Trend

For today’s convenience store owner, there’s no mistaking the fact that cigarette sales are on the decline. But the convenience store business is healthier than ever. Were you aware that convenience store commerce forms nearly 12 percent of the U.S. retail industry? The statistics supporting a trend in the growth of the convenience business are staggering. I encourage you to visit CSNEWS and read more. But in case you’re like me and prefer having all your information in one place, I’ll lay it out for you. According to recently released statistics, “Growth in the convenience store industry will continue through 2013 at a CAGR of approximately 7.6 percent, market research consultant RNCOS reported. The convenience store industry, which currently forms nearly 12 percent of the U.S. retail industry, has seen several years of growth, with the number of individual convenience stores expected to increase as well,” (CSNEWS).

It’s easy to fret about lost units in certain categories, but rather than offer complaints our industry has found solutions! At Allen Brothers, we’ve seen first-hand how store owners, vendors, manufacturers, and distributors have become more creative  & resourceful in finding new ways to generate revenues. 

To that point, I came across an article regarding smokeless tobacco and wanted to share. The publishing syndicate Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner reports that the unit sales of smokeless tobacco products are offsetting declines in other areas of the tobacco industry. In fact, in a recent study it was found that  30% of the recent decline in cigarette sales is being offset by the robust sale of small cigars, snuff and roll-your-own products.

Smokeless tobacco products are certainly one way that the convenience world has adapted to declines in other areas. But it’s not all snuff. The emphasis on ready-to-eat foods at convenience stores is a growing trend, and many stores are stepping up their ready-to-eat food offerings to make up for declining cigarette sales. I’d like to open up the discussion to find out what other ways the convenience industry has not only survived, but excelled in today’s market. Post your thoughts and partake in today’s AB Poll below. Happy selling everyone!


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CEO & President Jeff Allen Featured on NBC10


Jeff Allen, CEO & President of Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution in Philadelphia, set to appear on NBC-10 & CEO IntroNet TV

Philadelphia, PA, February 10th 2011… Jeff Allen, President & CEO of Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution, has been invited to the NBC10 studios in Bala Cynwyd, PA, to partake in a three-part interview for the NBC10 news series “Survive and Thrive” and CEO Intronet.

The interviews will be broken into three sections: a video profile of Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution, a CEO Roundtable with Allen and other industry leaders, and finally a piece with NBC10 personality Tracy Davidson for broadcast on NBC’s Wednesday special, “Survive and Thrive.” The NBC10 programming will air either Wednesday, February 16th or February 23rd, 2011 between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The video profile and roundtable will be available Friday, February 11, at  Media outlet Convenience Store News has also linked to the story.

The video profile will cover a wide variety of subjects. Included in the topics covered will be Allen Brother’s 100 Year Anniversary and company history, a background of Jeff Allen, and a look forward at the company’s future highlighted by the first public announcement of Allen Brother’s new interactive website,

Following the video profile, Jeff Allen will sit down with CEO’s from a wide spectrum of businesses to discuss what it takes to lead a company in today’s economy. The conversation will focus on overcoming the current state of the economy from an array of angles. The CEO Roundtable will also delve into the qualities required to land a spot in the much-desired corner office.

The final segment, Survive and Thrive with Tracy Davidson, will air either Wednesday, February 16th or Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM on NBC10. The half-hour special focuses on career advice from the experts who best know how to capitalize on their professional opportunities. Jeff Allen will discuss, among other things, the keys to his success, advice for aspiring business owners, and his recommendations for job seekers in today’s challenging market.

Following the tapings, the interviews will be available publically beginning Friday, February 11th, 2011 at  and The taped appearance for “Survive and Thrive” will be appearing on an upcoming NBC10 news program on February 16th or 23rd.

About Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution

Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution, a leading distributor for convenience stores and beverage outlets in the Mid-Atlantic region, is a primary distributor of candy, beverages, snacks, health & beauty supplies, tobacco, grocery, and refrigerated and frozen products. Headquartered in Northeast Philadelphia, Allen Brothers is a third-generation family owned company celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. With annual sales ranking in the Top 30 nationally, Allen Brothers is also ranked in the Top 10 nationally in sales per warehouse square foot.

 In addition to over 1,200 convenience stores, Allen Brothers also services gift shops in hotels and hospitals, liquor stores, drug stores, country clubs, supermarkets, grocery stores, superettes, and schools. The century-old family owned business employs over 80 employees.
Allen Brothers’ headquarters is located on the corner of Front and Erie Avenues in Philadelphia and stretches over six acres. The company campus houses a state-of-the-art facility which accommodates its corporate offices as well as a warehouse and refrigerated and frozen food facility. Allen Brothers’ location allows them to effectively service every county of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and DC with next day delivery.

About CEO Intronet

An industry original, CEO Intronet is the first private vetted social network designed exclusively for CEOs and owners of operating companies. CEO Intronet is the brainchild of a group of successful CEOs and serial entrepreneurs who realize the vital need for a private, secure, and trusted means for sitting CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors, Managing Partners, and other chief decision makers to connect with each other across geographical, industry, and association boundaries.


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Wholesale Online Shopping At Allen Brothers: Buy Wholesale Candy, Gum, Mints & More!

Here at Allen Brothers, we had an idea: give customers all the benefits of wholesale club shopping with none of the membership hassles and fees.

We’ve spent the past century providing low cost wholesale distribution services to convenience store owners, and the truth is – we just can’t get enough of offering the lowest prices on the highest quality products.

So we decided to offer wholesale online shopping, not just for convenience store owners, but for everyday people just like you.

Now, you can buy wholesale items online and get low prices on candy, gum, snacks, health & beauty supplies, automotive supplies and more.  Choose from thousands of products shipped right to your door!

Shop Allen Brothers now and save on all your favorite candy, including:

  • Reese’s
  • M&M’s
  • KitKat
  • Snickers
  • And more!

Fast delivery, a wide product selection and exceptional customer service are just a click of the mouse away.  Shop now and make Allen Brothers your number one online wholesalers!

For more information, please visit Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution at


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