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Member Benefits

Marathon Buying Club is the perfect place for independent retailers to maximize their profits! Marathon Buying Club has a team of category managers that negotiates and tracks the best vendor and rebate programs with top national vendors throughout the country on behalf of the Marathon Buying Club national chain membership. Additional membership benefits include the following

Automatic Accrual Rebates

Marathon Buying Club negotiates the accrual rebate programs usually only offered to large chains, tracks store purchases, bills and collects the earned rebates and pays their members on a quarterly basis.

Contracted Placement Programs

National placement and shelving programs negotiated on an annual basis with the potential of earning thousands of marketing dollars.

Monthly Promotions/Special Pricing

Marathon Buying Club's monthly emails feature promotions, social pricing and ordering opportunities. At the end of every month, members receive a recap digital magazine called "The Competitive Edge" that reviews all the different programs, promotions and deals from the previous month. 

Monthly Shipper Push Out Program & New Product Push Out Program

The shipper push out program is a monthly distribution of shippers or displays from participating vendors. These shippers and displays feature top selling products and are meant to create impulse purchases and promotional excitement. The New Product Push Out Program is another monthly distribution of the newest products from participating vendors. Member on this program will receive 2-4 sky's of the hottest new products. These products are meant to keep you competitive and up to date with the newest product trends in the c-store industry. 

Quarterly Rebate Checks

Marathon Buying Club members receive quarterly rebate checks via mail with the accrual rebates, shelving allowances or promotional bill backs they have earned from the previous quarter. Along with the check, members receive a detailed report of the rebates received. 

National Tobacco Program

Marathon Buying Club offers a value-add tobacco program. This program is free to participate in and allows members to be contracted with all three major tobacco companies. This program offers total tobacco category management, pricing assistance, tracking and processing of payments, education on category trends, contract changes and industry news, as well as representation of all three major tobacco companies. 

Coffee Program

Marathon Buying Club is partnered with three different coffee companies to provide full service coffee programs to members. These programs include eye catching coffee sets, displays, equipment and quarterly rebates. 

Category Management

Marathon Buying Club's team of category managers work every day to utilize our data to provide category management on all categories within a convenience store. Through that data, members will receive reports on missing sku's, top sku's, correct product mix recommendations and planogram support. 

Account Representatives

Each member has their own account representative that calls members on a monthly basis to educate on the different programs offered, rebates possible, and are there to help answer any questions or concerns. 

Opportunities to Maximize Sales, Profitability and Reduce Administrative Costs

Marathon Buying Club is partnered with top national vendors: Anheuser-Busch, Gatorade, Kellogg’s, Mondelez, Nestle Waters, Campbell's, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, BIC and many more!

 

 

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