Furthering its commitment to providing Fresh Solutions Delivered, Core-Mark International has become the exclusive distributor of three-pack bags of Cuties – America’s original clementine brand – to the convenience retail market. With Core-Mark and Eby-Brown joining forces as the largest convenience distributor in the U.S., the distribution of the three-pack bags of Cuties will expand to customers serviced by Eby-Brown, as well.
Available now to all 50,000-plus convenience stores served by Core-Mark and Eby-Brown in the U.S.; the Cuties three-pack gives on-the-go consumers a delicious, easy to-eat option for a healthy snack.
“As a well-established brand, Cuties can give convenience retailers more credibility as they enter or grow their presence in the fresh food marketplace,” said Core-Mark Executive Vice President of Marketing Chris Murray. “By adding Cuties to the Core-Mark fresh food program, our retail customers will attract consumers who recognize the value of fresh food, enabling more traffic and bigger baskets.”
Cuties, which are varieties of mandarins, are one of America’s favorite and fastest-growing fruit brands. They are sweet, seedless and easy-to-peel, offering a nutrient-packed addition to any diet. Adding Cuties to the Core-Mark and Eby-Brown fresh food product line builds on its commitment to offering wide-ranging choices to convenience retailers, from established brands to emerging upstarts.
Earlier this year, Core-Mark entered into an exclusive distribution arrangement with Fresh & Ready Foods, a leading provider of delicious and convenient on-the-go meals, including sandwiches, salads, wraps, snacking items and more. Fresh & Ready has gained traction in almost 10,000 stores in 2021, and Core-Mark has similar expectations for Cuties.
Also, the company recently unveiled My Daily Crave, an in-store beverage program offering dozens of customized, pour-your-own drink options that address consumer tastes and cravings.