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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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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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Top Performers: April 2012

Richie's Italian Ice

Richie’s Premium Italian Ice

A tried and true staple of the Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution online newsletter is the “Top Performers” articles, 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. 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!

Today’s posting is the ninth 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 March, 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! 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.

Clif Chocolate Mint Builders Bar

Clif Chocolate Mint Builder Bar, Item # 460244

1.) Hershey’s Rolo Mini King Size
– Item # 447102

2.) Richie’s Premium Water Ice
– Lemon (#910001), Watermelon (#910002), Cherry (#910003), Blue Vanilla (#910005), Mango (#910008), and Blue Raspberry (#900119)

3.) Peanut Chews Theater Box
– Item # 493219

4.) Rocky Mountain Popcorn
– Naked (#432010), Kettle (#432501), White Cheddar (#432726), Butter (#432724), and Caramel (#412228)

5.) Table Talk Pies
– Chocolate Eclair (#907898), Apple (#907891), Blueberry (#907893), Cherry (#907897), and Lemon (#907892)

6.) Clif Chocolate Mint Builder Bar
– Item # 460244

7.) Fiber One 90 Calorie Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie
– Item # 432313

8.) Gulden’s Squeeze Brown Mustard
– Item # 815110

9.) Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese
– Item # 900522

10.) Heinz Easy Squeeze Ketchup
– Item # 838426

 

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Top Performers: March 2012

Mini Lighters from BIC World

BIC Mini Lighters, Item # 804659

A popular feature 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. 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. 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!

Kraft Foods Belvita Blueberry Breakfast Biscuit

Nabisco's Blueberry Belvita Biscuits, Item # 422908

Today’s posting is the eighth 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 February, 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! 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.) Belvita Biscuits
– Blueberry (#422908) and Golden Oats (#422946)

2.) 5-Hour Energy Lemon Lime
– Item # 640012

3.) El Monterey Tornados
– Cheesy Pepper Jack (#986044), Ranchero Steak & Cheese (#986390), Pepperoni & Cheese (#986273), Chicken Cheddar Cheese (#986494), and Southwest Chicken (#986737)

4.) Zone Bars
– Cashew Pretzel (#456699), Double Dark Chocolate (#453279), and Chocolate Almond (#453282)

5.) JOB $0.99 Pre-Priced Orange 1.25 Paper Bowl
– Item # 310188

6.) BIC Mini Lighters
– Item # 804659

7.) Marcal Small Steps Paper Towels
– Item # 801290

8.) Frank’s Extra Hot Sauce
– Item # 848945

9.) Breyer’s Pint Ice Cream
– Chocolate (#927470), Strawberry (#927478), Vanilla (#927473), and Butter Pecan (#927484)

10.) Folgers Classic Roast Coffee, 11.5 Ounce Cannister
– Item # 814050

 

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Top Performers: February 2012

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.

Skittles Riddles, Item # 424074

Today’s posting is the seventh 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 January, 2012. 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.

Very Fine Fruit Juices

Very Fine Fruit Juice

1.) M&M Almond King Size
– Item # 447417

2.) Hershey Drops King Size
– Item # 427117

3.) Very Fine Fruit Juices
– Apple Juice (#601001), Apple Cranberry (#602601), 100% Orange Juice (#606401), Cranberry Cocktail (#607201), Fruit Punch (#604601)

4.) Skittles Riddles
– Item # 424074

5.) Roller Bites
– Buffalo Chicken (#906497) and Monterey Jack Chicken (#906440)

6.) White Owl 2 for $0.99 Silver Cigarillos (30 box)
– Item # 201441

7.) Keebler Fudge Shoppe Fudge Stripes
– Item # 821766

8.) Listerine Magna Strip Display
– Item # 494764

9.) Phillie Blunt Box
– Regular (#216840), Grape (#218420), Strawberry (#227150), Green (#227380), Peach (#276450), and Chocolate (#277090)

 

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Top Performers: December 2011

Top Selling Items from Allen Brothers

One of the staples of the Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution online newsletter is the “Top Performers” articles, analyzing new product performance 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! The key to having success in selling new items is to be knowledgeable on the product and to believe in its value.

Today’s posting is the fifth 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 November, 2011. If you’re not currently carrying these products, no worries! That’s what we’re here for. 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.

1.) Flipz Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels

– # 400128

2.) Hershey’s Cookies & Crème King Size Drops

– # 427117

3.) Demet’s Turtles Changemaker

– # 400573

4.) Trident Pre-Priced Gum

– # 467682 (Original) and # 467683 (Spearmint)

5.) Clif Bars

– # 456109 (White Chocolate Macadamia) and # 410180 (Chocolate Brownie)

6.) Jolly Rancher Crunch & Chew

– # 413270

7.) Chobani Yogurt

– # 901005 (Blueberry), # 911004 (Strawberry), and # 911010 (Pineapple)

8.) Deli Express Chicken Salad Wedge

– #977330

9.) Special K Fruit Crisps

– # 456925 (Blueberry) and # 456923 (Strawberry)

10.) Ortega Taco Kit Dinner

– # 800805

11.) Marcal Small Steps Toilet Tissue

– #802208

 

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Top Performers: November 2011

Right around the middle of each month, after all the sales numbers have been calculated, the marketing and buying department at Allen Brother’s Wholesale like to come out with a posting they call the “Top Performers.” These postings are 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! As we’ve discussed here, the convenience store industry has fared quite well over the past few months despite increasing competition from other retail venues during the approaching holiday season. As we all known in this business, the new items are key to that sustainability!

November 2011 Top Performers

Top Performing & New Items

At Allen Brothers, we want 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 fourth 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 October 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.

Kellogg's Blueberry Fruit Crisps

Kellogg's Special K Blueberry Fruit Crisps

1.) Al Capone 2 Packs

– # 200068 (Menthol), # 290104 (Slims Rum), # 290105 (Cognac Filter), and # 290107 (Sweet Cognac)

2.) Peeps Snowmen

– # 456038

3.) Peeps Christmas Trees

– # 456039

4.)Starburst Flavor Morph

– # 424087

5.) Special K Fruit Crisps

– # 456925 (Blueberry) and # 456923 (Strawberry)

6.) JOB Double Wide Fish Bowls

– # 311122

7.) Cracker Barrel Cheese Sticks

– # 976695

8.) Unisex Winter Hats

– #550124

9.) Heinz Home-Style Gravy (Holiday Considerations)

– # 868324 (Roasted Turkey) and # 868322 (Classic Chicken)

10.) General Mills Cheerios

– #813050

11.) Campbell’s Turkey Gravy (Holiday Considerations)

– #802554

 

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