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October is National Seafood Month!

by Sarah Larson | Oct 17, 2018

Throughout the month of October we have been celebrating National Seafood Month on our social media channels by sharing information about Food Export – Northeast’s Seafood Program

Seafood is one of the specialty market segments that Food Export – Northeast focuses on, and we don’t always have the opportunity to explore it fully in other Communication platforms.  Below we will give an overview of the Seafood Program as well as a variety of programs and services that you can take advantage of from Food Export – Northeast to help your company gain exposure and export experience when it comes to seafood.

Food Export – Northeast helps YOU promote your Seafood products in foreign markets by providing you with opportunities to find the right markets and the right buyers within a market. 

Our customized approach to international market development for seafood companies has proven to provide export success year after year.  Seafood companies have access to ALL Food Export – Northeast programs and activities which are designed to help you achieve export success.  We coordinate a variety of activities that enable you to meet face-to-face with global buyers.

Food Export – Northeast Member states span from Delaware all the way north to Maine, as seen below. We work with companies from all of the states listed.

FENE - Map

Below you’ll find a list of all the Food Export – Northeast programs and activities that seafood companies can take advantage of in their exporting efforts!  Just click on the name of each activity to learn more details on their individual pages.

Export Education

Enter New Markets

  • Online Product Catalog – no-cost online database where overseas buyers can learn about your company and products
  • MarketBuilder – customized market research tailored to your specific product
  • Buyers Mission – meet one-on-one with foreign buyers in the U.S.
  • Focused Trade Mission – travel to overseas markets to experience first-hand & meet one-on-one with buyers
  • Food Show PLUS! – tradeshow enhancement services for international trade shows

Increase Market Share

  • Branded Program - 50% cost reimbursement for a wide variety of international marketing activities for qualifying companies

Upcoming Seafood Activities for 2019

In addition to our standard programs and activities we also have a number of Seafood specific activities that are available throughout the year! In 2019 we have a Buyers Mission, a Food Show PLUS!, and a Seafood Trade Show on the calendar so far.

Seafood Buyers Mission at 2019 Seafood Expo North America

Seafood Expo North America

Food Show PLUS! at 2019 China Fisheries Seafood Expo

China Fisheries Seafood Expo

Seafood Trade Show at 2019 Seafood Expo Global

Seafood Expo Global

Program Highlight 

Recently Food Export-Northeast sponsored a Lobster Roll Rumble as part of the 2018 Berlin Food Week in Berlin, Germany.  The event featured 3 variations of Lobster Rolls “The Classic”, “Italian-Style”, and “Posh” that attendees could purchase for a taste of U.S. Northeast seafood.   The lobster rolls were a huge hit, and after selling around 750 the participating restaurant completely sold out!  The event was later featured in a popular Berlin Newspaper as a highlight from the Food Week and created a great buzz around a seafood product that isn’t often focused on in the German market.

BFW 1   BFW 2

BFW 3  BFW 4

FAS even tweeted about the event in honor of National Seafood Month! 


FAS tweet

Seafood Success Stories 

Hearing Success Stories from the U.S. suppliers that we work with is always exciting and gives real world examples of how Food Export services are actively helping U.S. companies gain sales and recognition in markets around the globe.  Below are 3 Success Stories specific to our Seafood Program!

Seafood Industry Innovator Makes Splash in Thailand

Cozy Harbor Seafood

Big Shucking Success for Maine Lobster Supplier

Shucks Maine Lobster

Branded Program Assists New York Supplier Increase Exports

ACME Smoked Fish

Video 

Our In-Market Representative Alexander Wever gives an overview of market trends, opportunities and challenges for U.S. exporters in Germany.  This is a great resource if you are a seafood company wanting to export to Germany or are simply wanting to learn more about the German seafood market.



Social Media 

Make sure to follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn during the month of October as we share valuable information and resources regarding Seafood on all of our pages!  Here is a preview of some of the  posts we’ve done already to help educate and increase exposure about popular U.S. seafood exports.

FAS Tweet

Liaisons

If you want to learn more about our Seafood Program be sure to visit our website here or contact the Food Export – Northeast Liaison assigned to your state!

Bulat Hametov – 215.599.9749

Connecticut
Massachusetts
Maine
Rhode Island
Vermont

Deborah Ingravallo – 215.599.9747
Delaware
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania