The Checkstand Program Represents Tommy’s Foods Represents Tommy’s Foods puts new products into convenience stores

March 21, 2013 added another new product to the collection of items that it has helped gain entry into convenience store distribution.

Tommy’s Foods, new chips and salsa in a snack box for consumers. Each snack box holds 2 oz. of chips and homemade salsa. Each snack box carries and msrp of $2.49-$2.99.  It recently launched into 1,000 stores through the Checkstand Program in stores through PA, CA, OR and OH.

The Check Stand Program is designed to increase product volume through testing and getting confirmation of sales on the launch. It is a way to expand into the convenience store market by actually gaining convenience store distributors and stores while the product is tested, according to

The cost is $20 per store and a free display for each store. Checkstand can launch product into anywhere from 200 to 5,000 convenience stores.

Once a successful test is run, Alexander, Ark.-based Check Stand Program pushes the results to its sales channels, including convenience stores, distributors, brokers and jobbers. They are now looking into putting together a marketing campaign that will reach over 15,000 buyers in the retail channel.

By Anthony Bautista
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