SYRACUSE, N.Y. — As part of a new “Back to School, Back to Sports,” retail campaign, American Dairy Association North East is partnering with Redner’s Markets, a 43-store chain in Delaware, Maryland and eastern Pennsylvania. The campaign features cross-merchandising milk and dairy foods in other food departments to make it easy for families with student athletes to find and purchase the products to help reach peak performance.
“As the new school year begins, parents are looking for convenient and healthy ways to fuel their student athletes, and we know that consuming protein-rich milk and dairy snacks is the answer,” said ADA North East CEO Rick Naczi. “Partnering with retailers like Redner’s to cross-merchandise milk and cheese, along with sharing quick snacking tips and ideas, makes shopping much easier and is proven to increase dairy sales.”
Cross-merchandising is part of ADA North East’s retail programming that retailers have reported up to a 7 percent lift in sales. Last year, our retail team installed 1,400 placements of dairy products in 500 stores to help boost sales.
From August 19-September 2, Redner’s stores will feature a cross-merchandising display in its produce departments using string cheese, cut cheese and single-serve white and chocolate milks for grab and go options geared toward student athletes.
ADA North East also created a half-page ad for Redner’s Markets July/August HealthCents magazine featuring the campaign that is available digitally and in 10,000 print copies in all Redner’s stores.
The ad features five dairy snacks and showcases chocolate milk as the “Official Beverage of High School Athletics” for districts in the Redner’s region, including the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association, Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.
A scannable code is also part of the ad that sends viewers to additional dairy snacking tips on the ADA North East website.
For more information about ADA North East retail programs, visit AmericanDairy.com.
–American Dairy Association North East
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