Exchange Operations

The Exchange Services with $12 Billion in Sales ranks 7th on the list of America’s Top Retailers. The combined Exchange Services operate over 12,000 facilities worldwide providing an essential benefit to the Armed Forces and their families.

Alder’s Exchange Services are provided from Richardson, TX, Richmond, VA, and Norfolk, MA. Sales and Service are provided to each of the 5 Exchange Services.

The Sales and Marketing team provides full-service headquarters and retail sales support designed to build brands and drive profitable growth on behalf of our manufacturing partners. Our worldwide Sales Team stretches from Dallas to Turkey, to Okinawa. We deliver best in class retail support focusing on the fundamentals of distribution, merchandising, and pricing. We’ll make a difference where it counts – in the store at the shelf.

Learn how Alder Foods can help your brand reach the military market. 

“In my 30+ years servicing the Military Exchange channel I have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in various aspects of this unique channel. I have witnessed the evolution of the industry, observed trends, and developed insights into the various challenges and opportunities it presents. With my extensive experience I can provide valuable advice, strategic recommendations, and problem-solving insights tailored to your company’s needs for growth.”

~ Gary Boone

Director of Exchanges


  • Headquarters to Retail Management

  • Retail expertise in Merchandising, Reporting, Gap Analysis & Audits

  • Stewardship… Brand Growth & Development

  • Category Leadership and Expertise

  • Vendor Managed Inventory

  • Advanced Systems & Processes



  • Grocery
  • Snacks
  • Candy
  • Seasonal
  • Beverages
  • Prepared Meals – Heat and Eat

AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Stores) Quick Facts

  • Operates 2,440 facilities worldwide
  • Serves 50 states, 33 countries and 5 U.S. territories
  • $8.6 billion in sales
  • Facilities include 123 Main Stores, 168 Military Clothing Stores, 645 Convenience Stores, 164 Specialty Stores, 1500 Quick Serve Restaurants and 49 Contingency Locations
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Military Food Broker

148 Main St., Norfolk, MA 02056
2920 W Broad St., Richmond, VA 23230

Tel: (508) 660-1993 | Fax: (508) 660-8816