Recently, an American International sales representative was able to help a fruit processor reduce costs over 35% by having the technical experience to suggest switching to an equally effective, but lower cost alternative.
A long-standing and loyal customer approached one of our sales people recently in need of a specialty ingredient of which their former vendor had run out. Though this particular ingredient was not a regularly stocked item, this was a dedicated customer. Our team at American International Foods, Inc., in cooperation with the customer, coordinated the approval of all required documentation within a week and a half. This satisfied the customer’s requested delivery date, and their end product shipped out on time.
A buyer at a fortune 500 food manufacturer first experienced the value of American International through the sourcing of their dairy components. “We first decided to use American International Foods as a Dairy Resource. They provided me with accurate and honest market information which we used to keep our costs lower than our peers. They are always responsive in providing me with accurate numbers that I can use in my forecasting and always give me a heads up when market changes occur. Our quality needs are extremely high and in my position, my sales representative has demonstrated that they have my best interest in mind.”
In the height of the sugar crises of 2005 American International shipped 100% of our sugar contracts while others traders and refiners did not.
A national food company looked for help in finding two scarce components to satisfy their growing needs. “We scoured the internet and made several phone calls before we were able to find American International Foods. American International really saved us. They had the connections and resources to get us product where others failed. We also found them to have the integrity to treat us fairly on price and not gouge us in our time of need. We have been doing business with American International Foods for 5 years now and have found them to be a solid and valuable supplier.”
A North American convenience food producer came to American International Foods for help streamlining its ingredient inventory and purchase schedule after dissatisfaction with a competitor supplier. The customer was a regular consumer of oils, sweeteners, food grade chemicals, maltodextrin, dairy and egg products. Our sales team at AIFI designed an inventory management system that featured a customized distribution program with local delivery three days a week. The consolidation and just-in-time delivery shaved $80,000 a year from what the company had paid the competitor the year prior.