With the help of a very capable and experienced staff (Jim Sutton, Ken Midtgaard, and Doug Eikenbary), the association has experienced this continual sales growth, despite a consolidating industry. Additionally, the association continues to add new supplier partners to their list of over 70 discounted offerings. Purchasing services now cover the following categories:
All Star considers its annual convention to be a major training opportunity in itself. Over a dozen speakers covering up-to-date information about a variety of subjects directed specifically toward the industry presents a great learning and networking advantage. Additionally, All Star has begun "special team" meetings as a part of their annual meeting. By grouping members that are very similar (family owned milk plants, ice cream plants, supermarket owned, C-store owned, resin, etc.) All Star is able to address a wide range of opportunities for each.