Single Origin Flavor. Naturally: DaVinci Gourmet Single Origin Naturals

Delicious syrups. Distinctive origins.

Stockton Graham & Co. is proud to be a distributor of DaVinci Gourmet Single Origin Naturals. These exclusive, all-natural syrups are carefully crafted using single-origin ingredients from locations famous for natural greatness. Your finest coffees deserve the best syrups.

Featuring:

Turkish Hazelnut: Features hazelnuts grown along the coast of the Black Sea hand-picked at the peak of ripeness.

Madagascar Vanilla*: Features vanilla beans that are grown in the fertile tropical climate of Madagascar.

Pacific Northwest Raspberry: Features raspberries from Washington and Oregon.

Hawaiian Salted Caramel: Features sea salt of the waters of Hawaii.

*also available in sugar-free.

All-natural regular syrups have an 18 month shelf life, unopened. Sugar-free syrups have a 24 month shelf life, unopened.

Click here to view the product flyer. Visit mydrinkworks.com/DaVinci for recipes and contact us to order!

Stockton Graham & Co. is now offering Sweetbird Smoothies

We have always made an effort at Stockton Graham & Co. to offer a wide variety of products in a convenient way. From coffee to smoothies, and training to equipment sales, we enable our retailers to serve fresh, custom-roasted coffees and create distinctive drinks for discriminating guests, enhancing their ability to bring people together in a comfortable atmosphere. With this philosophy in mind, we have decided to expand our smoothie selection to include the Sweetbird smoothie brand. With this addition, Stockton Graham & Co. will now offer seven distinct brand choices for smoothie customers, which will come in handy in the face of those discriminating guests. Furthermore, these smoothies will be on sale at 10% off for the month of July!

Sweetbird smoothies are available in twelve delicious flavors, some of which are currently unavailable in other smoothie brands. More popular flavors like Strawberry, Banana and Mango are well accounted for, but new flavors such as Raspberry-Blackcurrant, Mango-Passion Fruit & Lemon can help add life to a less exotic smoothie menu. Additionally, Sweetbird smoothies are more highly concentrated, which means that small quantities of smoothie puree will produce large amounts of final product. Combine high concentration with their smaller packaging, and Sweetbird can achieve the same results as the competition without crowding your refrigerator.

Sweetbird smoothies are totally fruity and fantastically refreshing. Made with real fruit, they’re bursting with natural goodness and tasty to boot. Four of the Sweetbird flavors are denoted as 100% pure fruit products, and all of the Sweetbird smoothie products are free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives and genetically modified ingredients. Moreover, some of the flavors are 99% fat free, gluten free & GMO free, and all twelve flavors are approved by the British Vegetarian Society and for vegan diets by Viva!

To learn more about Sweetbird smoothies, click here

For information about how to prepare Sweetbird smoothies, click here

For pricing click here, or call 800.835.5943 to speak with our customer care team

Highlighting Hand-Crafted Excellence Using the “Made With Ghirardelli” Program

Reputation matters.

The Ghirardelli® Brand has earned a stellar reputation by offering the highest quality premium chocolates for over 150 years. Your customer base associates the Ghirardelli image with truly exceptional quality and prime craftsmanship. Year after year, regardless of the direction the economic breeze is blowing, consumers are consistently willing to pay for approachable and attainable luxury items. What better way to treat one’s self than with a decadent drink made with remarkable Ghirardelli products.

*Graph used with permission from Ghirardelli

To help retailers command premium prices for drinks, Ghirardelli has two programs for specialty coffee retailers to utilize. One of the great strengths of the Ghirardelli image is their iconic logo – a logo that is synonymous with uncommon excellence. If you are a current Ghirardelli customer, or would like to become one, you should use that logo and image to command the premium price point your drinks deserve…and this is where the “Made With Ghirardelli” program comes in.

Over the years, Ghirardelli’s image has been enhanced by carefully managing how their brand name is used. In order to fully protect the value of the Ghirardelli® Brand, they only “partner” with businesses that, on one hand, increase the value of the brand equity and, on the other, leverage the strength of the Ghirardelli® Brand to promote the sales of complementary premium quality products that our customers may create with those high-quality ingredients.Please see the link to the “Made With Ghirardelli” Foodservice Guidelines and Logo Usage Rules below.

The second more commonly used program provides a wealth of in-store marketing tools for a retailer. Ghirardelli has also made available to Stockton Graham & Co. customers a Point of Sale Merchandising Program designed to highlight the beverages that contain Ghirardelli products.

Available POS Materials:

-Counter cards
-Buttons
-Posters
-Recipe collections and more!

To see a full list of available POS material, click HERE.

Contact your Stockton Graham & Co. customer care associate today at (800) 835-5943 for additional information or see the POS Merchandising Program Request Form below and fax back to (919) 881-0746 and we will send your request to Ghirardelli.

*POS Merchandising Request Form
*”Made With Ghirardelli” Logo Usage Rules
*”Made With Ghirardelli” Foodservice Guidelines

 

Once you receive your marketing materials, use them to promote awesome Ghirardelli beverages like this Iced Black & White Mocha. Enjoy!

Mike Adams
Stockton Graham & Co.

Practical Product Positioning of Umpqua Oats

Umpqua Oats nutritious, delicious and fast oatmeal has only been in our warehouse for a couple of weeks now, but it’s already flying out of here! The demand for a quick, easy and healthy oatmeal option is becoming an expectation at the retail level – just ask McDonald’s and Starbucks.

The best part about Umpqua Oats? You can offer a high quality product with almost no capital investment on your part. If you have a hot water source and a spoon, you can serve Umpqua Oats in your business. Concerned about employee waste? Portions are easily controlled – just add water to the fill line printed on the tub and pass along to a customer.

We’ve been asked a few questions about how to position the product in terms of price point and against other items in the coffee house. Here’s a recap of a recent conversation our Thom Swain had with the owner of a multi-unit coffee house owner who has used Umpqua Oats for a few weeks now:

They sell a cup of Umpqua Oats for $3.40. He said customers haven’t really commented on the price, and he’s been happy with sales. When he looks at other breakfast items he sells, such as muffins, scones, etc., the most he will make is about $1 and some change on those items. He used that info in his pricing tactic for the oatmeal.

Market the oatmeal as an alternative to their baked goods, which should attract more health-conscious consumers. Customers may be passing on baked goods if they are watching their calorie count, and since the most that a retailer would make on baked goods is perhaps as much as $1.25 or so, they would then be capturing add-on sales they might have missed otherwise. Further, baked goods have a one-to-two day shelf-life while Umpqua Oats has one year, so, all-in-all, it’s a very low-risk investment for a product that will increase ticket averages.

Other pricing options include:

Offering a combo with a small cup of coffee to add value and make the price point more attractive (e.g., $4.00 for a cup of oatmeal & a 12 oz. cup of coffee).

Offer price breaks for purchasing multiple tubs. Eat one for breakfast and take one to the office for a mid-afternoon snack.

If you’d like to place an order for Umpqua Oats, or if you have any additional questions, please contact us at (800) 835-5943 today!

Mike Adams
Stockton Graham & Co.

Earn Free Cases of Big Train Through New Rewards Program

Our partner Big Train®, a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium drink mixes, announced its new customer rewards program. The new loyalty program, OnTrack™ Rewards, provides Big Train business customers a new way of earning points which can be redeemed for free products.

OnTrack™ Rewards is available to U.S. businesses that purchase Big Train products. By joining the program, our Big Train customers can:

-Redeem points for free product
-Participate in private Members-only events
-Influence product development
-Gain access to special offers
-Receive the latest point of purchase marketing materials
-Obtain advanced notice of new Big Train products

Just for signing up, Big Train is offering 1,000 free points, worth one free case of product. To join the OnTrack™ Rewards program, a representative of the company that buys Big Train products needs to register at https://www.OnTrackRewards.com.

How Does it Work?

1) Register your business with Big Train.
2) Accumulate points.
3) Redeem your points.

After each Big Train purchase, log in at OnTrackRewards.com using your Membership ID# and password that you provided during registration. Once you are logged in, you can review your points and register any Big Train purchases that have not yet already been recorded. Note: It may take 1-3 business days for Big Train to validate your purchases. Once you reach the Points threshold, you will be automatically issued an electronic OnTrack™ Rewards Certificate that you can redeem with your next order for free product. Just present the Certificate number to participating distributors or call us and we’ll point you in the right direction. For more information, please refer to our FAQ page. Your points do not expire and continue to accumulate. Once you earn an OnTrack™ Rewards Certificate, your balance will automatically be reduced. Your Certificate will expire in 180 days (six months) after the Certificate is generated. It´s easy! Register today!

Stockton Graham & Co. is here to guide you through this process and make it as easy as possible for you! If you have any questions, please contact us at (800) 835-5943.

Nutritious, Delicious and Fast: Oatmeal Made Easy with Umpqua Oats

Stockton Graham & Co. is proud to announce a new addition to our great line up of allied product offerings – Umpqua Oats! Umpqua Oats is based on one simple philosophy: NUTRITIOUS, DELICIOUS and FAST! All you do is add water and hand off to your customer! How do you offer a healthy breakfast to families on the go? Why sacrifice proper nutrition and great taste for speed if you don’t have to? Where do you find a healthy AND fast breakfast in the midst of pre-soccer game chaos? These and other questions were on the minds of Mandy and Sheri, two active moms, on the pivotal morning of an important soccer match. The kids needed nutrition and lots of energy to win the game, but they wanted good taste too. Forcing down bland packets of plain ol’ instant oats wasn’t tasty, but it was great inspiration…

So after the game, Mandy and Sheri trekked into the kitchen with the kids to find the secret to a healthy, quick, and mobile breakfast for active people everywhere.

Only the best ingredients, from whole rolled oats to the care only moms can provide, go into Umpqua Oats. It’s so good you might even want to slow down, sit down, and savor it!

From the best natural ingredients to the unsurpassed taste, Umpqua Oats is truly the Nutritious, Delicious and Fast breakfast choice.

The products we use make Umpqua Oats different.

Whole Rolled Oats
We use only whole thick rolled oats for an “old fashioned” taste. Rolled oats contain thiamin, iron and fiber. Fiber is helpful in reducing cholesterol levels in the bloodstream. Whole oats are also the only source of antioxidant compounds known as avenanthramides.

Sucanat Sugar
Another quality ingredient we add to our oatmeal is sucanat sugar. Sucanat is whole cane sugar that is simply made by crushing freshly cut sugar cane, extracting the juice and heating it in a large vat. Once the sugar is reduced to a rich, dark syrup it is hand paddled to cool creating the porous granules called sucanat. Sucanat adds that caramel flavor to our oatmeal.

Available varieties: Kick Start (nut & fruit medley), Mostly Sunny (fruit-only), RU Nuts (nuts-only), Time Out (chocolate, peanut butter & coconut), Take a Hike (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds & apricots), Old School (Granny Smith apples, almonds, pumpkin seeds & walnuts), Lei’d Back (cashews, macadamia nuts, coconut and papaya), Not Guilty (no sugar added with apples, blueberries, flax and chia seeds).

Case specs: 24 cartons per case; customer can split cases 12 and 12. Umpqua Oats also has a variety case available for purchase so you can try all the varieties with minimal investment. Call Stockton Graham & Co. at (800) 835-5943 to order now!