Fudge is a consumable,
fun and exciting product. It will NOT take away sales from existing lines and merchandise,
converting a large percentage of "just browsers" into profitable
buyers. Whether a gift store, specialty confection, ice cream store, candy & chocolate
shop, or if fudge is the only food item, it is a great addition and
more importantly "it sells very well". To name some of our customers'
business theme: gift shops, trading posts, village themes, chocolate
& candy, craft, hardware and grocery stores, fruit orchards,
interior decorations, flower, donut, gas station variety shops, fundraising and more. It makes a great "add-on" sale with high margins.
FRESH: The key to creating a strong 50%++ profit centre is to insure the customer is receiving a FRESH product. Every slice of fudge has a ‘best before before date label’ and is individually shrink wrapped. This indicates freshness to your customers and helps you – as retailers – maintain good rotation of your inventory. Customers APPRECIATE freshness. It comes through in taste and your integrity as a retailer.
Yes – Fudge does well with tourists.
Yes – Fudge does well as an impulse buy.
BUT – mainly regular customers develop quickly. People enjoy coming in – almost weekly – to get their ‘glass of milk’. Fresh.
It is well understood that Fudge helps get many operations through winter months when sales start to slow down. As Fudge is a comfort item – this profit centre is somewhat recession proof.
DON'T GET CAUGHT OFF GUARD: To achieve maximum sales we recommend to provide a good impulse location (close to cash register), maintain a clean, neat, attractive and "FULL" display. Display down to half? This is the time to reorder. Remember to rotate your stock. Maintaining this full display will achieve the best results. During slow times reduce display quantity.
We do not recommend you refrigerate or freeze the fudge as the risk of temperature spikes can cause instability and problems to the product. But when selling fudge you can tell your customers that they can refrigerate the fudge as it will be eaten quickly (we’re confident of this!).
GETTING STARTED: After viewing our site, if you have additional questions (ie; pricing, how long to receive your first order, etc.), or just wish to confirm/clarify some of the information, we recommend you call us directly, Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST. Long distance? Use our toll-free line. We can help with your first order. Know what you want, complete the order form online, submit it or print then fax it. Orders received online from new customers will be called for confirmation. We are a small caring company, just a phone call away to help give that personal touch. We care for your success!
We recommend a fudge inventory be taken weekly and an order placed to replenish your stock. Due to the fresh nature of our product,
it maybe beneficial for you to designate a specific person to monitor and order Fudge - weekly or bi-weekly.
For retailers in Ontario and east of Ontario (except Newfoundland), the cut-off for next week service is by FRIDAY 5:00 PM, eastern time zone,
including holiday Friday's. You will be contacted if in the rare circumstance that your order cannot be accommodated in this timeframe.
For retailers in Newfoundland and provinces west of Ontario, the cut-off is Wednesdays 5:00pm EST for next week service. You will be contacted if in the rare circumstance that
your order cannot be accommodated in this timeframe.
Please allow for extra shipping time during the summer months, holiday seasons, and around long weekends. Please specify what type of labelling is required
(i.e. headers vs. no headers, fudge labels etc.)
FOR ACCURATE ORDER PLACING PLEASE FAX OR USE ONLINE ORDER FORM.
We make to order to insure freshness. We do this every week, year round, for your convenience. Minimum order is one case of product.
Single orders over 1000 pieces have to be scheduled, please allow an extra week, or call for details.
Pick up orders are on Fridays only.
Shipping is handled by CanPar, Canada Post or Loomis. You may estimate your shipping
costs at 25¢ (Ontario) to 50¢ (British Columbia) per slice. Multiple boxes can reduce freight costs.
Just a phone call away. On start-up, a package will be supplied, providing
useful information on: fudge facts, display, pricing, zero product
waste, placement of flavour signs and promotional techniques.
FUDGE CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
||Fudge has a 3-month shelf life.
||Fudge has to be kept at a consistent 72°F / 22°C.
||Fudge has to be kept out of direct sunlight.
||Fudge Rotation – ‘older’ product should be sold first.
||Unlabeled, tampered with or removed labels automatically void any customer claims.
||The Manufacturer will not be responsible for environmental factors and handling issues that arise after items leave their Facility.
||Manufacturer does not recommend refrigeration or freezing fudge by retailers. The sale of product should be done on a fresh basis. The risk of temperature spikes can cause instability and problems to the product. Fudge that has been refrigerated or frozen will void customer claims.
||Product must be returned to the Manufacturer for inspection, with prior approval, to affect any customer claims.
||Click here (or the Request Access button) to submit a request for Wholesale Access.
Already have Wholesale Access? Click here (or the Wholesale Site button) to go to the Canadian Fudge Wholesale site.