American Lorain Announces Successful Factory Inspection and Sale Order to European Frozen Food Manufacturer


JUNAN COUNTY, ChinaJuly 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — American Lorain Corporation(NYSEAmex: ALN) (“American Lorain” or the “Company”), an international processed snack foods, convenience foods, and frozen foods company based in Shandong ProvinceChina, today announced that on July 7, two premium European frozen food manufacturers and distributors, Crop's NV (“Crop's”) and Findus Company (“Findus”) conducted a successful factory inspection and signed a 200 ton export order for frozen strawberries and asparagus.

Crop's is a well-known Belgium frozen fruit and vegetable manufacturer. American Lorain's export order is first made to Crop's, who then supply to Findus, one of Europe's largest frozen food manufacturers and distributors, to reach the final consumer market. As a prerequisite for cooperation, Crop's and Findus conducted a joint inspection of American Lorain's factory facilities and production quality controls, which yielded satisfactory results. Afterwards, American Lorain finalized a 200 ton export order of frozen strawberry and asparagus. American Lorain was also listed by Crop's as one of the two suppliers of record for future cooperation.

American Lorain's Chairman and CEO, Mr. Si Chen, stated, “Crop's and Findus are both premium European frozen food manufactures. Crop's alone imported 5,400 tons of frozen fruits and vegetables in China during 2010. I believe this recent export order to Crop's further demonstrated the customer's recognition of American Lorain's quality control standards and production management, which serves as a solid foundation for next step cooperation.”

About American Lorain Corporation

American Lorain Corporation products include chestnut products, convenience food products and frozen food products. The Company currently sells over 240 products to 26 provinces and administrative regions in China as well as to 42 foreign countries. The Company operates through its five direct and indirect subsidiaries and one leased factory located in China. For further information about American Lorain Corporation, please visit the Company's website at

About Crop's NV

Crop's N.V. engages in the production and sale of frozen fruits in Belgium and internationally. The company offers various fruits, including red, yellow, citrus, forest, organic, bakery, and mono and mixed fruits, as well as fruit buffets comprising raspberries, mangoes, apples, bananas, grapes, oranges, plums, and sour cherries. The company serves retail, food service, bakery wholesale and industry, drinks and smoothies, and general wholesale sectors. Crop's N.V. was founded in 1977 and has 250 employees. For more information, please refer to

About Findus Group

The Findus Group is one of Europe's largest frozen food and seafood companies with leading brands, 6000 employees and over GBP1.1 billion turnover. It is the parent company of Young's, Findus and The Seafood Company. Findus is the leading branded frozen food manufacturer in the Nordic region such as SwedenNorway and Finland as well as other European regions such as UK and France. For more information, please refer to

SOURCE American Lorain Corporation