Allied Purchasing celebrates its 80th year in 2017 and is the oldest dairy purchasing cooperative in the United States. Its chief service is helping members improve their bottom line through volume purchasing. Allied has a strong focus on customer service with account managers who are well-versed in pricing of products, placing orders and solving customer service issues. It helps with issues such as order and freight problems, taking the burden off its members. Allied believes customer service is talking to a real person when you call and not simply having to dial “0” to be connected.
Allied Purchasing joined forces with Quality Chekd Dairies, Lisle, Ill., and SECO (South East Cooperative Organization), Lisle, Ill., to become a third partner with QCS Purchasing LLC, also in Lisle. The combined purchasing power of the three organizations helps keep members competitive in a challenging marketplace.