Carts Blanche, LLC's Partnering Arrangement with Export Alabama Trade Alliance to Locate Distributors in Latin American Marketplace was Huge Success

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Carts Blanche LLC along with additional Alabama companies: Hornsby Steel, Inc., McSweeney Designs, MMI Outdoor and Systems Controls, Inc. attended the October Export Alabama Trade Alliance mission trip to Bogota, Colombia. Coordinated by Alabama Department of Commerce, AMCHAM-Colombia (American Chamber of Commerce) and the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Carts Blanche was guided and facilitated throughout the exporting trip.

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The fast pace atmosphere of Colombia is the perfect venue to introduce VendaCarts” says Annette Nolan, CEO, “We found innovation through technology to be on the cutting edge with Colombian vending companies.

These specialists offered market research, due diligence, introduction and meeting opportunities with Colombian vending operators interested in becoming distributors and partners for Carts Blanche,LLC's VendaCarts mobile automated stores as well as promotion of our products. Annette Nolan, CEO of Carts Blanche, LLC said, “The alliance made the challenging world of exporting logistically easier to navigate.”

Carts Blanche, LLC’s product “VendaCarts” is a unique concept for mobile automated retail sales: combining the quick-turn, high-volume worlds of vending, concession and catering with mobile real estate allows the owner to capitalize on new markets and new customers.

With Colombia’s rapid growing middle class VendaCarts offers the modern solution to vending business ownership as a self-employment opportunity. The fast pace atmosphere of Colombia is the perfect venue to introduce VendaCarts” says Nolan, “We found innovation through technology to be on the cutting edge with Colombian vending companies.

Colombian vending companies embraced Carts Blanche’s concept of retail expansion through mobile vending. VendaCarts is the answer in meeting the demand for rapid sales to large crowds at their many festivals, universities and growing workplaces.”

According to Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce, Washington, DC “American companies produce goods and services that are desired all over the world. Today, approximately 95 percent of the world’s consumers exist outside the borders of the United States and yet only 1% of America’s 30 million companies export.” The global economy has created a global marketplace and an opportunity to grow our business.

Hilda Lockhart is the Director of Alabama Development Office’s International Trade Division. As director, Ms. Lockhart is responsible for leading the state’s trade promotion and development efforts in selling Alabama products and services throughout the world. The ultimate goal of Export Alabama initiative is the creation of jobs and growth in the State of Alabama by promoting Alabama products and services to strengthen Alabama’s economy and foster the internationalization of the state in the global marketplace.

“We are more than pleased with the overall export trade initiative and are currently planning to attend future trade mission trips with the Alabama Export Alliance team and our fellow Alabama businesses,” Said Nolan.

Carts Blanche, LLC, based in Mobile, Alabama is the designer and manufacturer of VendaCarts a revolutionary mobile automated trailer equipped with up to nine built-in automatic vending machines plus a combination of service units such as ATM's, digital signage boards, microwaves and change machines. Once on location, both sides of the trailer pneumatically raise creating awnings that expose the ready to operate vending business. The trailer design allows daily business activities to be accomplished by one person. VendaCarts combines the fast-turn, high-volume worlds of vending and concessions with mobile real estate allowing the owner to capitalize on new markets and new customers at a higher rate of return offering a fresh new approach to self -service retailing.

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Annette A. Nolan, CEO
Call 251-786-5852
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