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STOREFRONT TIPS
AND KROGER SIGNUPS

This type of show & sell is a lot like an “old school” lemonade stand. Your unit gets permission to have a booth in a high visibility area and your Scouts sell actual popcorn product there on the spot. This method has been highly effective for many units. A unit can plan a Show & Sell day and split Scouts/families into shifts so that everyone takes a turn. Talk with local stores to setup a time to sell.

STOREFRONT TIPS:

BEFORE THE SALE DATE

- Visit or call locations early (except Kroger). Remember there are plenty of other places besides Kroger for Storefront Sales.

- If the store requires proof of insurance, please contact popcorn@danbeard.org or refer to danbeard.org/popcorn.

- When reserving your day, ask the business if there are any setup restrictions that you should be aware of.

- Double check with the business the day before in case a conflict has arisen. Schedule 2-3 Scouts and 2-3 parents for about 2 hour shifts to keep things organized. Confirm with the parents a few days beforehand.


DURING AND AFTER THE STOREFRONT SALE

- Have Scouts in uniform and stand in front of the table.

- Never have the Scouts ask if they want to buy popcorn. Coach them to ask things like: “Would you be willing to help support me going to Scout summer camp?

- Have products displayed neatly. Putting prices on will likely discourage higher purchases.

- Make sure to thank the store manager. Consider buying a bag and giving it to the store manager along with a thank you note signed by the Scouts.

- Split sales either by Scout performance, or by diving out the sales by an hourly rate.


Bass Pro Sign-ups

Bass Pro Shop Sign-Ups: Click Here for Available Storefront ShiftsExternal Link


Kroger Sign-ups

Kroger sign-ups will begin on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12 noon. The Kroger Sign-up links are online at www.danbeard.org/popcorn/kroger and will become live at 12 noon. The sign-up links are pre-sorted by district so that you can select your district and see all of the available stores and times.  A representative from your unit must have attended one of the popcorn rallies in order to sign-up and sell at Kroger.

Kroger Policy details visit: www.danbeard.org/popcorn/kroger

KROGER WEEKENDS: The following time slots will be available at all 73 Kroger locations within Dan Beard Council on the weekends of Sept. 21-23, Sept. 28-30, Oct. 5-7.

AVAILABLE TIME SLOTS

Friday’s (2 time slots available): 4pm-6:30pm | 6:30pm-9pm

Saturday’s (4 time slots available): 10am-12pm  |  12pm-2pm  |  2pm-4pm  |  4pm-6pm

Sunday’s (4 time slots available): 10am-12pm  |  12pm-2pm  |  2pm-4pm  |  4pm-6pm




OTHER GREAT SHOW AND SELL POTENTIAL LOCATIONS:

Your Church

Your community park

At community events

Walmart

Menards

Home Depot

Lowe’s

Walgreens

CVS

UDF

Ice Cream Shop

A local mall

A retail store

Soccer Field

*Be sure to speak to the appropriate person to schedule a show and sell.

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