This week, National Convenience Distributors’ executive vice president of governmental affairs, Kyle Feldman, traveled to Washington D.C. for the Convenience Distribution Association’s annual Day on the Hill. The advocacy program brings various distributors together for policy briefings, educational speakers, networking and interactive meetings with members of Congress.
General Mills Launches Pillsbury Funfetti Popcorn
by Maggie Gioia | | May 11, 2023 | | Featured, Industry News, Vendor Partners
Last week, General Mills officially launched Pillsbury Funfetti Popcorn in the convenience segment. The release marks the third confectionary-inspired, ready-to-eat popcorn to join their 2022 line of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cocoa Puffs.
Business is ‘Blooming’ at NCD Spring Trade Show
by Maggie Gioia | | May 01, 2023 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
Business was ‘blooming’ at National Convenience Distributors’ spring-themed trade show. With roughly 200 vendors and over 1,000 retailers in attendance, the April 27 event kicked off NCD’s 2023 show season.
Team NCD Tackles TPE 2023
by Maggie Gioia | | February 28, 2023 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
Last week, the NCD team traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend Total Products Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Team NCD Supports U.S. Naval Academy
by Maggie Gioia | | February 28, 2023 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
This past Thursday, Team NCD attended the United States Naval Academy’s Midnight Madness in Annapolis, Maryland.
General Mills Releases Chex Mix Treat Bar To C-Stores
by Maggie Gioia | | February 16, 2023 | | Featured, Industry News, Vendor Partners
General Mills fans are in for a treat this March 1. As a “major player” in the cereal bar space, General Mills has announced the release of a new treat bar variety – Chex Mix.
NCD Supports Bolla Charity Foundation For Its Ninth Year
by Maggie Gioia | | December 22, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
On Thursday, Dec. 8, the National Convenience Distributors Team attended the Bolla Charity Foundation’s annual gala in support of the foundation’s acts of community service including massive contributions to local Toys for Tots drives, Girl Scouts of the USA, first responders, scholarship funds and, most notably, military veteran assistance programs.
Touchdown Deals at the NCD Fall 2022 Trade Show
by Maggie Gioia | | November 03, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
This past Thursday, National Convenience Distributors hosted their football-themed 2022 fall trade show at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. With nearly 200 booths to choose from, attending retailers scored on exclusive deals on innovation items and bestsellers.
NACS Offers Team Building Opportunity to NCD
by Maggie Gioia | | October 17, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
From Oct. 1 through Oct. 4, National Convenience Distributors traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to the annual National Association of Convenience Stores show at the Las Vegas Convention Center for three days of team bonding, vendor and customer connection, networking and industry-focused education.
New Resource for Retailers
by Maggie Gioia | | September 29, 2022 | | Industry News
This webinar provides an overview of the guidelines and point-of-sale materials that are made available by the FDA to assist retailers in preventing the sale of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21.
NCD ‘Came, Met and Collaborated’ at 2022 AARA Show
by Maggie Gioia | | September 22, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
Last week, National Convenience Distributors attended the Asian American Retailers Association trade show at the New Jersey Convention and Exhibition Center in Edison, New Jersey. The event offered retail attendees a chance to – as AARA’s tagline suggests – “come. Meet. Collaborate” with spotlighted vendors and distributors.
NCD Leads at Annual CDBX
by Maggie Gioia | | September 16, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
This past week, National Convenience Distributors traveled to Chicago, Illinois for the Convenience Distribution Association’s Business Exchange event. The annual conference, which took place September 12 through 15, offered CDA members unparalleled networking opportunities as well as up to 30 Top-to-Top meetings with critical trading partners.
Make a Splash this Summer with Bottled Beverages
by Maggie Gioia | | August 12, 2022 | | Featured, Industry News, Vendor Partners
As temperatures soar, consumers are more likely to purchase bottled waters and other functional beverages. Take advantage of the heat and make a splash this summer with National Convenience Distributors’ full selection of trending bottled beverages!
How PCA helps NCD keep their “finger on the pulse” of the premium tobacco industry
by Maggie Gioia | | July 26, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
On July 8 through 12, National Convenience Distributors headed down to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend the Premium Cigar Association Convention and International Trade Show — one of the largest shows in the premium tobacco industry.
Summer Trade Show Success: Vendors and Retailers Hit Jackpot with NCD
by Maggie Gioia | | June 27, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
National Convenience Distributors held their summer trade show yesterday at Harrah’s Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event marked Century Distributors’ — NCD’s Mid-Atlantic Division — trade show debut with the NCD family of distributors.
PFMA’s Annual Conference Offers Educational Experience for Food Retail Industry Leaders
by Maggie Gioia | | June 23, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
Last week, National Convenience Distributors’ CEO, Jeff Allen, and NCD’s executive vice president of government affairs, Kyle Feldman, attended the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association’s annual conference at the Gettysburg Hotel and Visitor Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The two-day event — Tuesday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 15 — highlighted trends, innovation and challenges within the food retail industry.
A Sweet Week For NCD
by Maggie Gioia | | May 31, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
Last week, National Convenience Distributor’s sales and procurement teams headed to the National Confectioner’s Association’s Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago. Annually held at McCormick Place, the expo is an industry resource for confectionary innovation.
National Convenience Distributors Hosts First Offsite Sales Meeting Since The COVID-19 Pandemic
by Maggie Gioia | | May 20, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
Team NCD headed up to Villa Venezia in Middletown, New York yesterday for their first offsite sales meeting since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Team NCD Volunteers at Long Island’s Largest Soup Kitchen
by Maggie Gioia | | May 16, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
This past Friday, four employees from National Convenience Distributors volunteered at the INN — located in Hempstead, New York — helping to provide fresh meals to the homeless and hungry.
National Convenience Distributors Celebrates Evening of Hope with the American Cancer Society
by Maggie Gioia | | May 03, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
National Convenience Distributors Celebrates Evening of Hope with the American Cancer Society.
Shooting for the Stars: How Big Dipper Dough’s Co-founder, Austin Groesser, Built a Successful Start-Up
by Maggie Gioia | | April 29, 2022 | | Featured, Industry News
How a teenager in Michigan built a successful start-up by selling edible cookie dough. Now, the business supplies over 3000 retailers nationwide.
National Convenience Distributors Announces Summer Trade Show
by Maggie Gioia | | April 18, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
National Convenience Distributors announced their summer trade show details last week. The can’t-miss event will take place on Thursday, June 23 at Harrah’s Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
National Convenience Distributors Hits Homerun With First 2022 Trade Show
by Maggie Gioia | | April 15, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
National Convenience Distributors hit a homerun yesterday with their first trade show of the 2022 season at the Eastern States Exposition Center — better known as ‘The Big E’ — in West Springfield, Massachusetts. With an upwards of a thousand retailers in attendance, the baseball-themed industry event offered countless deals and deep discounts on best-selling products, as well as a chance for customers, vendors and NCD employees to connect.
Ferrero Further Commits to Sustainability Efforts
by Maggie Gioia | | March 16, 2022 | | Featured, Industry News, Vendor Partners
This past February, Ferrero announced the reinforcement of their Cocoa Charter and Action Plan to show their further commitment to sustainability efforts.
Mentos Prioritizes Consumer Health
by Maggie Gioia | | March 07, 2022 | | Featured, Industry News, Vendor Partners
Mentos Fresh Mint and Spearmint Pure Fresh Gum received the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance, which proved that the product was safe and effective in preventing cavities when chewed for 20 minutes after eating. The seal appears on the sugar-free gum’s 50-piece curvy bottle and asserts Mentos’ dedication to consumer well-being.
Up in Smoke: New Jersey Tobacco Products
by Maggie Gioia | | March 02, 2022 | | Featured, Industry News, Vendor Partners
On January 18, the State of New Jersey approved a bill that will require certain tobacco product retailers to stock and sell nicotine replacement therapy products. The new act will become effective 60 days after the date of enactment, or March 19.
New General Mills Products are ‘Popping’ Up this February
by Maggie Gioia | | February 23, 2022 | | Featured, Industry News, Vendor Partners
This past Valentine’s Day, General Mills released their new cereal flavored popcorn to convenience stores. The innovative, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cocoa Puffs inspired snacks pack salty-sweet nostalgia into every crunchy bite.
National Convenience Distributors Finalizes 2022 Trade Show Schedule
by Maggie Gioia | | January 25, 2022 | | Events, Featured, Industry News
National Convenience Distributors is excited to announce that they will be holding three, in-person trade shows in 2022.
Secrets to Successfully Serving Independent Convenience
by Maggie Gioia | | January 11, 2022 | | Featured, Industry News
How the fourth largest convenience store distributor in America is building more successful small businesses, even during coronavirus.
National Convenience Distributors Launches New Website
by Maggie Gioia | | January 04, 2022 | | Featured, Industry News
National Convenience Distributors released a new website to bring their divisions together and to streamline both vendor and customer communication.
National Convenience Distributors Announces Jeff Allen as Chief Executive Officer
by Francesca Messina | | April 27, 2021 | | Industry News, Team Update
National Convenience Distributors (“NCD” or the “Company”), the 5th largest wholesale distributor to the convenience industry, today announced that Jeff Allen has been named its Chief Executive Officer. Edward Berro will continue as Chairman of the Board. In addition, Paul Murphy has been appointed the Company’s Chief Operating Officer.
National Convenience Distributors Raises Over $1.2 Million For Charity
by Francesca Messina | | September 23, 2020 | | Featured, Industry News
One of National Convenience Distributors most successful fundraising events is its Annual Golf Tournament. All of the industries manufacturing and business partners from throughout the country generously support the Annual Golf Tournament that donates its proceeds to early childhood education. To date, NCD’s North Division, J. Polep Distribution Services, has raised over $1.2 Million over the last 15 years.