KIND Bars: Buy 5 Get 1 Free

LIMITED TIME OFFER ON KIND BARS THROUGH APRIL 30, 2015

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In March and April, we’re following up our popular February KIND Bar promotion with a new opportunity to stock your store: Get 1 box of KIND Bars free with the purchase of 5 boxes.

Due to popular demand, we’re also extending our KIND Bar rack offer: With 3 case purchase of KIND bars, get a FREE KIND rack. $25 value (Expires March 31, 2015).

KIND Bars are made with ingredients you can see & pronounce, which is why they’re a customer favorite. Packed with energy-boosting grains, fruits and nutrients, KIND Bars have become wholesome stand-ins for a sit-down breakfast, a quick snack on the go and a healthy late night snack.

Started in 2004 with just 8 bar varieties, KIND Bars have rapidly become a serious competitor in the snack food industry. Today, KIND has 22 bars, 6 Healthy Grains snackable clusters and a multitude of new recipes in the works. The fruit-and-nut snack is the fastest-growing energy and nutrition bar in the country and can be found in 80,000 locations nationally.

All KIND Bars are made from all-natural whole nuts, fruits and whole grains. No secret ingredients and absolutely nothing artificial. Just a delicious way of getting essential nutrients like fiber, protein and antioxidants (to name a few).

Stockton Graham & Co. offers the full range of KIND Bars and snacks, including mixed cases.

 blueberry_vanilla_cashew_KIND Fruit & Nut bars are our all natural whole nut and fruit bars that are a favorite for breakfast or on-the-go.
   peanut_butter_dark_chocolateKIND Plus bars are our all natural whole nut and fruit bars plus a nutritional boost.
 dark_chocolate_nuts_sea_saltKIND Nuts & Spices bars are made with whole nuts flavored with delicious spices and have only 5g of sugar (or less).

Offer expires April 30, 2015. Call 800 835 5943 to order today!

LIMITED TIME OFFER ON KIND BARS

STG499-Kind-guy-1LIMITED TIME OFFER ON KIND BARS: With 3 case purchase of KIND bars, get a FREE KIND rack. $25 value (Expires February 20, 2015)

KIND Bars are made with tasty ingredients you can see & pronounce, like nuts, fruits, honey and spices. This grab & go food product is perfect for our busy cafe customers looking to offer and healthy option they can trust.

There’s healthy. There’s tasty. Then there’s healthy and tasty. KIND believes you deserve both—they call it their BRAND philosophy. What began with just 8 bar varieties in 2004 has grown to over 22 bars and 6 Healthy Grains snackable clusters, and a multitude of new recipes being perfected and refined to high standards in the KIND kitchen.

All KIND Healthy Snacks are made from all-natural whole nuts, fruits and whole grains. No secret ingredients and absolutely nothing artificial here. Just a delicious way of getting your body essential nutrients like fiber, protein and antioxidants (to name a few).

Need another reason to choose KIND?

  • A recent study conducted by the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center found that two KIND bars a day can curb appetite and even help prevent weight gain.
  • Made with All Natural Ingredients
  • Gluten Free
  • Non GMO
  • Kosher OU

Call 800 835 5943 to Order Today!

blueberry_vanilla_cashew_KIND Fruit & Nut bars are all natural whole nut and fruit bars made from ingredients you can see & pronounce.
peanut_butter_dark_chocolateKIND Plus bars are all natural whole nut and fruit bars plus a nutritional boost
dark_chocolate_nuts_sea_saltKIND Nuts & Spices bars are made with whole nuts flavored with delicious spices and have only 5g of sugar (or less)

Show Your Customers Some Love this Valentine’s Day!

Valentines day-imageThis year Valentine’s Day falls on Saturday, February 14, so your shop should have V-Day themed events and specials all week! Show your customers how much you care by giving them “Valentines”. Keep a few Valentines (aka coupons for discounted drinks) by the register to give out to regular and loyal customers all week.

Be sure to promote your Valentine’s day specials on your Social Media accounts, website and newsletters. You should also have posters, flyers, table toppers and chalk boards promoting any specials in your store. Make sure, as with any special event, your store is decorated to subtly remind your customers of the holiday and the specials they could take advantage of.

On Valentine’s Day, share the love by offering a special discounted  beverage all day! Or, have a small “treat” ready to show your appreciation like a small chocolate for each customer or a free flavor shot! You might also encourage those who have significant others to make visiting your shop part of their date night by offering a buy-one-get-one deal on drinks later in the evening!

Here are a few love-inspired drinks to try on this special holiday:

White Chocolate Raspberry Mocha
Ingredients:

  • 1 Pump white chocolate sauce
  • 2 Pumps raspberry syrup
  • 2 shots espresso
  • Steamed milk

Pull the shots directly into a cup containing the sauce and syrup, stir gently and add the steamed milk!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie
 Ingredients:
  • 5 oz. water
  • 3 oz. Dr. Smoothie Strawberry Concentrate
  • 3/4 (70cc) scoop of Chocolate frappe or iced hot chocolate mix
  • 16 oz. cup of ice
Add the ingredients in the order listed above and blend. Optional: Top with whipped cream, shaved chocolate pieces and a small strawberry.
Hot Cinnamon Twist White Mocha
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 oz. Monin Spicy Red Cinnamon Syrup
  • 1 oz.  White Chocolate Sauce
  • 2 shots of Espresso
  • 8 oz. milk
Tips: Garnish with a cinnamon stick and whipped cream.

Contact our Customer Care Department by calling 800.835.5943 for access to samples, POS Materials and more fun ideas.

See Past Valentine’s Day Blogs:
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…
Valentine’s Day / Mardi Gras Coffee Drink Recipes!
Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras Promotions for your Coffee Shop!

Our Top Pumpkin Picks

pumpkinTraditionally, autumn marks the transition from summer into winter. For coffee shop owners, the change to cooler weather means one thing; pumpkin flavored everything. The pumpkin craze starts taking hold of customers around mid-August and reaches a frenzy that peaks around mid-November. While we are approaching pumpkin season with a bit of humor, the potential for serious profits is no joke. Pumpkin products will practically sell themselves when the pumpkin enthusiasts catch wind that you have it in stock (although we do have FREE posters & materials available).

Find your favorite pumpkin specialty beverage products below:

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Pumpkin Spice Syrup (750 mL), Pumpkin Pie Syrup (750 mL), SF Pumpkin Pie Syrup (750 mL) and Pumpkin Sauce (64 oz.)

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Pumpkin Spice Syrup (750 mL)

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Pumpkin Pie Syrup (750 mL), Pumpkin Pie Sauce (64 oz.)

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Pumpkin Pie Chai, Pumpkin Spice blended iced coffee

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Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cream (available in 5 lb. bulk packaging and 12oz or 16 oz retail pop bags)

Call 800 835 5943 for details. 

The Stockton Graham & Co. Story: 20 Years and Counting

The year was 1994… back then, cell phones were bigger, gas was cheaper, and Classic Coffees had just opened its doors for business. The quaint little shop off of Six Forks Road in Raleigh, NC was founded by two friends looking to own their own business. Little did they know, twenty years later the small business would still be an adventure never anticipated.

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It all started with a bag of beans. While working as an accountant, Jeff Vojta, co-founder and CEO of Stockton Graham & Co., received a bag of gourmet coffee as a gift. After sipping a cup of the gourmet brew, Jeff was astonished to find that the coffee actually tasted good, better than he ever thought coffee could taste! So when he and a friend started talk of going into business together, they decided to go into the business of coffee. The pair chose to open their own coffee shop, not only because of the profitability of coffee, but because coffee is something that people are passionate about. They felt that coffee brings people together, not only in cafés, but as a globally traded commodity. Jeff has said, “Coffee is a unifying force, bringing people of all cultures and backgrounds together to do business and create something special.”

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In May 1994, Classic Coffees was a 744 sq. ft. store that featured local artists’ work, gourmet desserts, and of course, specialty coffee. The dream was to become a national retail store. After asking customers, friends and family what they liked and disliked about coffee, the business partners realized the market demanded craft-roasted, specialty offerings. In 1996, the founders opted to expand the original store to nearly 2,000 sq. ft. to include a 12 kilo Petroncini roaster. Jeff roasted the first batch and learned by trial-and-error what worked and what didn’t. He even remembers setting the cooling tray on fire! They eventually got the hang of roasting after going to lots of trade shows, trading knowledge with other roasters and experimenting in their shop.

During the next several years, the company expanded into four retail locations operating in Raleigh and landed wholesale accounts throughout North Carolina and Virginia. They began selling their coffee to other coffeehouses, gourmet specialty stores, fine dining and other establishments wanting to serve craft-roasted coffee. Due to the high demand of wholesale coffee, Classic Coffees Roasting Company was created as a wholesale roaster and distributor.

While running their growing business, the partners had to find the right products to satisfy their café customers’ demands. The specialty beverage industry was growing, and customers wanted unique, tasty drinks. Jeff remembers, “This was back before Starbucks had frappes. It was summer time, and we were wondering where all our customers had gone.” They realized they needed cool and refreshing beverages to drive traffic during the warmer months, so they started offering blended beverages and iced drinks. As they diversified the products they offered, they ran into a new challenge: tracking down the right product mix. Twenty years ago, securing product included a lot of time on the phone with multiple vendors and a lot of hassle. The entrepreneurs had to jump through hoop after hoop to make sure they had the quality product they wanted for their business. They started buying products in bulk and would sell what they didn’t use to other stores in the area that wanted the same high quality products.SGC

Thus, the wholesale business was born. By mid 1999, the four “Classic Coffees” retail locations were sold to focus shifted to the the growing wholesale coffee and specialty beverage product business. In 2001, the name of the company was changed to Stockton Graham & Co and the company settled in at the 4320 Delta Lake Drive address in Raleigh.

Today, the company owns the entire building and the roaster is a bit bigger. They upgraded to include 30 and 60 kilo Ambex roasters to provide artisan roasted coffees to customers across the United States. Stockton Graham & Co. has also assembled a team with over 100 years combined experience in the coffee industry that offers business advice in addition to providing high-quality coffee and beverage products.

photo 33While the company has grown in size and capabilities, the core values and vision remain focused on offering customers the highest quality specialty coffees, knowledge and tools. This enables our customers to offer superior hand-crafted espresso and specialty, made-to-order drinks. Stockton Graham & Co. prides itself on blending the art of coffee roasting and drink preparation with the business of coffee including: consultation, equipment, advice and specialty products to help build superior and successful coffee businesses.

Jeff’s “Keys to Success” After Twenty Years in the Business of Coffee:

  • Listen to your customer.
  • Surround yourself with a good team.
  • Treat your staff and customers fairly, and work with people with the same goal.
  • Stick to your values and quality of product.
  • Business is about people. Keep them at the heart of your decisions.

Dr. Smoothie Classic $5 Off Promo Extended through August!

StrawBananaStockton Graham & Co. and Dr. Smoothie have teamed up to offer our customers a great summer promotion: $5 off full cases of Dr. Smoothie Classic Smoothie purees. This great promotion started July 1, 2013 and we’ve just extended it through August 31, 2013. Multiple cases apply, so take advantage of this limited seasonal offer and order your Dr. Smoothie today! Mixed cases are not included in this promo.

Dr. Smoothie Classic smoothie purees are made with pure cane sugar or pure beet sugar. Compared to other smoothies, Classic purees are sweet, natural, offer fewer calories, Vegan and Gluten free. Dr. Smoothie Classic smoothie purees are real fruit, contain no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. This shelf stable and fat free option is a great choice when an economical great tasting smoothie is what you want to offer!

Stockton Graham & Co. offers all 9 great flavors of Dr. Smoothie Classic Smoothie puree, so you have multiple options of offer your customer.

  • Banana
  • Blueberry Banana
  • Four Berry Blend
  • Lemon-ADE
  • Mango Tropics
  • Peach Pear Apricot
  • Pineapple Paradise
  • Strawberry
  • Strawberry Banana

Have your smoothie lovers returning time after time for these delicious and fruit filled drinks. Call our Customer Care Associates at 800.835.5943 today to learn more about this great promotion or to order your Dr. Smoothie products!

Dr. Smoothie Whey Protein Promotion for Summer!

smoothieceauticals-wheyStockton Graham & Co. and Dr. Smoothie are teaming up to give you a great summer promotion! When you purchase 2 cases or more of Dr. Smoothie product, request your FREE 1 (3lb) jar of Smoothie Ceuticals Vanilla Whey Protein Concentrate! Limit of one promotional jar per customer, offer ends on May 31st 2013.

Dr. Smoothie recommends adding whey protein to their 100% and Classic smoothies to make them healthier, creamy and more valuable. Many shops charge an extra 50 cents to a dollar for the scoop of protein, thus raising profits! For example: it would cost you $1.64 to make a 100% crushed Dr. Smoothie smoothie with protein (based on product cost only), and if you charged $5 for it (an extra $1 for the protein) your profit on that drink would be $3.36! That’s a 28% increase in gross profit per drink.

Whey fluffs up when blended into the fruit concentrate, meaning you use less Dr. Smoothie fruit smoothie.This saves you at least 1oz of smoothie concentrate a drink, and in a bottle that offers roughly 8.6 drinks, you’ll be saving 8ozs of smoothie concentrate with each bottle: which means 2 more drinks per bottle!

The easiest recipe for using whey to make a 16oz drink is: 4oz of smoothie concentrate, 2oz of water, 1 scoop of whey protein and a 14oz cup of ice. You can mix smoothie concentrate flavors or add fruit for even more exciting menu options!

Everyone is looking for ways to be healthier with their tasty beverages, and many people are using protein smoothies as meal substitutes. The athletic community requires more protein to help get leaner muscle and many use supplements as a way to receive this protein. Whey protein is low in saturated fat and carbohydrates, which makes it a beneficial substitute. *

With this gift of whey, your shop can try out new drinks and start targeting a healthier market. This will introduce new clientele to your business and increase your bottom line. To take advantage of this offer, be sure to mention this promotion to your customer care associate upon ordering!

Adding supplements to blended beverages is becoming a huge trend in the specialty beverage market, don’t let your shop miss out on opportunities to please customers! This is a limited time offer, so call Stockton Graham & Co. at 800.835.5943 today to order, or learn more about this protein packed promotion!

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