Operating a successful convenience-gas business in today’s tough economy is challenging especially if you’re an independent retailer. Being cost-efficient has never been more critical for c-stores as increased channel blurring continues to change the face of convenience retailing. To compete, retailers must find the right products, at competitive prices, and they need to have strong support from their distributors to help them succeed. No one knows this more than Hyde’s Distribution. Our national sales force interacts daily with all retail channels and a network of wholesale distributors throughout Canada.
For the convenience of the independent retailer, Hyde’s sells products only through wholesale distributors enabling the retailer to obtain Hyde’s products at competitive pricing without building a major inventory. Finding products that fit for the convenience channel, such as the award-winning Kodak GS Compact Picture Maker and innovative new confectionery products from European companies Felföldi, Sweetspa and Sweet Cred, means c-gas retailers can be more competitive with larger format stores. Hyde’s is also the exclusive Canadian distributor for Zippo and Case products and the national distributor for Kodak products – all major worldwide brands that will bring traffic to your store.
Innovation in confection is particularly critical and our focus has been the convenience channel.
Stores that now carry the Kodak GS Compact Picture Maker have shown double-digit increases in growth in the photographic category.
Sweetspa eggs are high quality Belgium chocolate products from Italy that are competitively priced with unique package designs found nowhere else in North America. Quality products like these give retailers the competitive edge they need.
In today’s fast-paced digital world, customers want the latest and greatest technology that can save them time and Hyde’s delivers. From memory cards to flash drives, we can help customers with their digital camera processing needs. Stores that now carry the Kodak GS Compact Picture Maker have shown double-digit increases in growth in the photographic category and this product recently received a People’s Choice Award at the 2009 NACDA Convenience Innovation Awards.
For retailers interested in this machine, our sales team will help find the right in-store location for the product, demonstrate how to use it and be available for technical support. Hyde’s works hard to ensure our leadership position with the latest technology and product innovation, enabling our customers to have the competitive edge they need to succeed in today’s marketplace.