What else can you sell?

08 December, 2007

Some other ideas to whet your customers' appetites and improve your profits

Novelty confectionery

Hancocks Cash & Carry has launched a

confectionery range for hungry lovers, including

candy bras, candy g-strings and candy posing pouches.

It is perfect for off-licences which are geared towards adult purchases, and there's no doubt this will draw attention to any retailer's confectionery range, says purchasing director Richard Brittle.

Each product costs £2.45

and has a recommended retail price of £4.99, giving retailers a 42.3 per cent margin.

Brittle adds: "Any retailer looking to offer a real point of difference

with their confectionery would do well to consider the Lovers Candy range, which is set to be a great talking point."

Hancocks 01509 639871




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