Stockton Graham & Co. now has Pumpkin!

In anticipation of a fruitful holiday season, Stockton Graham & Co. is now stocking and distributing pumpkin flavored syrup, sauce and coffee. Pumpkin Spice coffee will spearhead our fall promotions, but we will also be offering Pumpkin Hazelnut and Pumpkin Cheesecake as options that will help differentiate your coffee shop from the big chains.

For pumpkin syrups & sauces you can count on Torani, Monin and DaVinci brands. As an added bonus, Big Train will be offering a pumpkin frappe mix, which goes great with many of our espresso blends. While many of our syrups and sauces do last more than one year, powders can last up to three years which can remove the risk of over-ordering.

We encourage early ordering and marketing for the fall season due to a limited supply and high demand. In our experience, customers will begin buying gingerbread and other holiday flavors at the beginning of November, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Click here to learn more about our free seasonal marketing tools
Click here to see a listing of our seasonal specialty coffee blends

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.

Pass Along the Luck of the Irish with Torani

Need a signature drink for St. Patrick’s Day? Torani has you covered!

Dublin Ditty

1/2 oz. Torani Vanilla syrup
1/2 oz. Torani Irish Cream syrup
8 oz. milk
2 shots Espresso Midnight Lotus

Add steamed milk to cup with syrups and espresso. Garnish with whipped cream and green and white sprinkles.

Shamrock Mocha

1 oz. Torani Chocolate sauce
1/2 oz. Torani Irish Cream syrup
1/4 oz. Torani Crème de Menthe syrup
8 oz. milk
2 shots Espresso Milano

Add steamed milk to cup with syrups and espresso. Garnish with whipped cream and green and white sprinkles.

Irish Cream Hot Chocolate

1/2 oz. Torani Chocolate sauce
1/2 oz. Torani Irish Cream syrup
8 oz. milk

Steam milk and add to cup with syrup and sauce. Stir gently.

Cheers,

Mike Adams
Stockton Graham & Co.

 

“La Passion de la Qualité”: A Brief History of Monin

 

The partnership between Monin and Stockton Graham & Co. spans the better part of the last two decades. Monin syrup first made its appearance in our retail shops back in the mid-90s. As we transitioned the business from retail to wholesale, Monin came along for the ride.

Stockton Graham & Co. is a long-time distributor of Monin syrups, sauces, sweeteners and purees because we share their commitment to provide uncompromising quality on each and every application they produce.

To place an order for Monin, please give us a call at (800) 835-5943.

Mike Adams
Stockton Graham & Co.