Christmas & New Year’s Holiday Schedule

Stockton Graham & Co christmas new years holiday schedule
Wondering about our holiday schedule? Stockton Graham & Co. will be closed on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday.

Please note that most shippers, including FedEx and LTL, may NOT be moving freight from Thursday, December 24 to Saturday, December 26. To ensure that your business has enough product for the busy holiday weekend, please place your orders with our Customer Care Associates or orders@stocktongraham.com by noon on Monday, December 21. This will allow us to process your order and get it shipped to you before Christmas so you have product for the very busy holiday weekend.

If you pick up your order at our Raleigh coffee roasting facility, please place your order by 5pm on MONDAY, December 21. Please plan to pick up your order no later than 3pm on Wednesday, December 23.

PLAN AHEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS

As we move into the end-of-year holiday season including Christmas and New Year’s Eve, we encourage all customers to order early and stock up, as normal shipping transit times are not guaranteed during this time of year due to tremendous increases in their overall package volume. Please also note that we are entering the season for snow and ice delays. Read our suggestions for winterizing your business here.

In addition, our roasting facilities will be closed, and we will not be processing orders on Thursday, December 31 AND Friday, January 1. That means final orders of the year will be ready for shipping or pickup by noon on Wednesday, December 30. Please plan your New Year’s orders accordingly.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Thanksgiving CLOSED 11/26 – 11/30
LOCAL ORDERS by 11/23
SHIPPED ORDERS by 11/20
Christmas CLOSED 12/24 – 12/28
LOCAL ORDERS by 12/21
SHIPPED ORDERS by 12/21
New Year’s CLOSED 12/31 – 1/4
LOCAL ORDERS by 12/28
SHIPPED ORDERS by 12/28

To track your packages, head over to FedEx.com. All of us at Stockton Graham & Co. wish you a coffee-rific holiday season!

New Year’s Day and Yearly Inventory Closings January 1st & 2nd, 2015

SGC-wholesaleStockton Graham & Co. will be closing on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 for New Year’s Day. FedEx will not pick up on this day in observance of the holiday. Click here for more details. We encourage all customers to order early and stock up, as FedEx’s normal shipping transit times are not guaranteed during this time of year due to tremendous increases in their overall package volume.

All orders received after noon on Wednesday, December 31st will not be processed or roasted and shipped until Monday, January 5th. FOR LOCAL CUSTOMERS: We request all pick-ups be made by end of business day on Wednesday, December 31st

INVENTORY CLOSING ALERT!
We will be conducting a physical yearly inventory on Friday, January 2nd and WILL NOT be processing any orders that day. Customer service will be available on Friday to take orders that will be processed and shipped on Monday, January 5th.

REMINDER:
Customers, send email orders to orders@stocktongraham.com.
If you email an individual, be sure to copy orders@stocktongraham.com to ensure your order is processed on time if someone is out of the office. Your emails should be confirmed. If you have not received confirmation within one day, please call 800-835-5943 to secure your order.

We will resume our normal operation schedule on Monday, January 5th. To track your packages, head over to FedEx.com. All of us at Stockton Graham & Co. wish you a wonderful New Year!

Stockton Graham & Co. Christmas Closing 2014

Christmas in July Promotion Ideas and RecipesStockton Graham & Co. will be closing on Thursday, December 25th & Friday, December 26th for Christmas. FedEx will not pick up on these days in observance of the holiday. Fedex Ground will be delivering on the 24th – click here for more details. We encourage all customers to order early and stock up, as FedEx’s normal shipping transit times are not guaranteed during this time of year due to tremendous increases in their overall package volume.

All orders received after noon on Tuesday, December 23rd will not be processed or roasted and shipped until Monday, December 29th. FOR LOCAL CUSTOMERS: We request all pick-ups be made by noon on Wednesday the 24th.

REMINDER:
Customers, send email orders to orders@stocktongraham.com.
If you email an individual, be sure to copy orders@stocktongraham.com to ensure your order is processed on time if someone is out of the office. Your emails should be confirmed. If you have not received confirmation within one day, please call 800-835-5943 to secure your order.

We will re-open and resume our normal operating schedule on Monday, December 29th. To track your packages, head over to FedEx.com. All of us at Stockton Graham & Co. wish you a wonderful Holiday!

Seasonal Savings with Big Train!

2014_BigTrain_Holiday_RebateBig Train’s classic fall and winter flavors are back as well as their seasonal rebate program! Until December 31st, 2014 you can receive $5 off a case of the seasonal products listed below.

Manufacturer’s Rebate Form

To reduce supply issues and prepare your store for the busy season, get your holiday pre-order in today! Our Customer Care Associates can work with you to ensure you have the products you need, when you need them to have a successful holiday.

Give us a call at 800 835 5943 to place your holiday pre-order today!

Pumpkin Pie Chai – Combing Chai tea latte with all of your favorite pumpkin flavors— pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and allspice to make the perfect fall treat.

Gingerbread Chai – A perfect blend of Big Train’s chai tea latte infused with
ginger and spices.

Pumpkin Spice Blended Ice Coffee** – Item # BT.610890 Creamy pumpkin and spices combined with Arabica Coffee make a rich and satisfying Pumpkin Spice Latte or Frappe beverage. A returning cutomer favorite!

Egg Nog Blended Crème** – Classic holiday egg nog flavors make a soothing and rich, hot, cold or frozen beverage. Add a shot of espresso to make a latte.

Peppermint Mocha Blended Ice Coffee** – Cool, creamy peppermint with chocolate and Arabica Coffee, give your mocha a new seasonal twist!

**These items are special order.

Christmas in July

Christmas in July Promotion Ideas and RecipesThe summer heat can be unbearable. The sun is beating down, heat is rising from the asphalt and you’re sweltering and dripping sweat. When the temperature peaks and the heat wave feels like it will never end, people start yearning for snow, ice and all of the lovely things winter brings. This includes holiday cheer, cold winter nights and the Christmas Season. While you can’t make December come any quicker, you can have Christmas in July! This fun celebration brings the feelings of the winter season to the scorching summer months. Lots of families are celebrating the holiday in the summer with long distance relatives and friends, who can’t travel during the inclement winter weather. Also, people enjoy giving holiday presents during the summer, when the sales are good. Having Christmas in July in your store can be a fun way to get your customers through the summer and look forward to the months ahead. Find inspiration and recipes to bring the celebration to your store below:

Recipes:

peppermint_bark_drink_0Peppermint Bark Frosted Frappé

  • 1 oz. Peppermint Bark Sauce
  • 5 oz. Cream Frappe Base
  • Ice
  1. Combine ingredients, except ice, in blender.
  2. Fill serving glass with ice and pour into blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour blended beverage into serving glass.
  5. Garnish.

Santa’s Surfboard Shake

  • 1/4 oz. Coconut Syrup
  • 3/4 oz. Banana Syrup
  • 4 oz. milk
  • Ice

1. Combine ingredients, except ice, in blender.
2. Fill serving glass with ice and pour into blender.
3. Blend until smooth.
4. Pour blended beverage into serving glass.
5. Garnish.

Maple Christmas Cookie Latte

  • 2 oz. Espresso
  • 1 oz. Maple Spice Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. White Chocolate Sauce
  • 12 oz. Milk
  • Ice

1. Pull the shots directly into a cup containing the sauce and syrup.
2. Stir gently.
3. Add milk!
4. Garnish with whipped cream if desired!

Campfire Frappe

  • 1 oz. Espresso
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Smoothie Powder
  • 1 oz. Dark Chocolate Sauce
  • 3/4 oz. Toasted Marshmallow Syrup
  • 4 oz. milk
  • Ice

1. Combine ingredients, except ice, in blender.
2. Fill serving glass with ice and pour into blender.
3. Blend until smooth.
4. Pour blended beverage into serving glass.
5. Garnish.

 

Stockton Graham & Co. Closed on
May 26th, 2014 for Memorial Day

Stockton Graham & Co. will be closed on Monday, May 26th 2014 in observance of Memorial Day. Please allow an additional transit day as FedEx will also not pick up or deliver on the 26th.SGC-wholesale

All orders received after noon on Friday, May 23rd will not ship until Tuesday, May 27th. We invite you to head over to FedEx.com to calculate the transit days to your area from our ’27612′ zip code.

FOR LOCAL CUSTOMERS: All pick-ups must be made by 3:00 pm on Fri., May 23th. Pick-up orders must be placed by the end of the prior business day – Thursday May 22nd.
We will resume our normal business schedule on Tuesday, May 27th 2014.

The Stockton Graham & Co. team would like to wish you all fun, happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…

The coffee is hot, and here’s a little something for you!

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and as the second largest retail holiday of the year, we have chosen three great products to celebrate the season.  So, whether you need to heat yourself up or cool your heels, any and all of these options are sure to be popular with your customers.

Chocolate covered cherries are a classic candy recipe usually reserved for special occasions; to be given to your special someone.  While the candy version is a tad messy, you can enjoy our Chocolate Cherry Kiss flavored coffee without the sticky mess!  Starting with our 100% Arabica beans, we then blend flavors of sweet, juicy cherries and creamy candy then surround it with sweet milk chocolate.  Chocolate and coffee go together naturally so well, and the added sweetness and fruit from the cherries makes for a delectable treat.  We suggest featuring this coffee as a daily brew and for take-home.  Remind your customers that their sweetie is probably expecting a thoughtful surprise, and what better way to wake up than with a coffee that reminds them that someone special was thinking of them. You can pack a few bags with your own label and have them ready for impulse purchases, or rely on us to pre-pack them for you.

Invite your customers to treat themselves this Valentine’s Day to a Red Velvet Frappe from Cappuccine.  It’s rich cocoa and cake batter flavor sets it apart from the norm, but the luscious red color really makes it shine.  Top each with whipped cream and red sprinkles for extra appeal.  Whether bought for themselves or someone else, your customers will love the great taste and festive colors.  If you’re in an area with exceptionally cold weather, you may want to offer this as a hot drink as well.

redespressoThis is the time of year that we see higher sales in teas as well, though not all cafés take great advantage of the opportunity.  Since only a little more than half of all adults drink coffee, having great, high quality alternatives is a must.  Rather than offering a hodge podge of low-end teas like those found in diners, consider a line of nice, full leaf teas, packed in silken sachets.  These teas offer a cleaner, clearer more satisfying liquor, and your customers are willing to pay more for them.  Contact us today to learn more about the options we have, including red espresso – a rooibos espresso product from South Africa.

Torani Peppermint BarkHolidays and other events are a great for a Limited Time Offer or LTO.  These promotions build anticipation and spur action from your customers to act now, or risk having to wait until next year.  A great LTO for this Valentine’s day are White Peppermint Mochas.  Peppermint remains popular well into the Valentine season, and this would be a great chance to clear out your inventory before warmer weather comes.  We have a very limited supply of the NEW Torani Peppermint Bark, which is perfectly formulated for just enough peppermint flavor to complement the rich, white chocolate.  Once these few cases are gone, we will all have to wait until next Fall to get more. Click here for some great Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce recipes!

rosesAs with any promotion you offer, make use of any free POS materials available so that your customers get the visual impact of these great drinks.  Be sure your staff are aware of the new items and how to properly prepare them.  They should suggestively sell featured items; it costs nothing to do so, and the rewards are pure profit.  Help your staff sell more by providing them sensual keywords, like “luscious, divine, silky, sweet etc.”

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