July 07, 2022

Monthly Event Recap - June 2022



Food Export – Midwest and Food Export – Northeast’s mission has always been to help U.S. companies increase their export sales.  One of the main ways we do that is by attending and hosting events around the globe. 

In this monthly blog we highlight everywhere we went and everything we did during June 2022!

IDDBA
Dairy, Deli, and Bakery Buyers Mission
Atlanta, Georgia
June 5 – 7, 2022

To kick off the month Food Export – Midwest hosted a Dairy, Deli, and Bakery Buyers Mission in partnership with the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association at the 2022 IDDBA Show in Atlanta, Georgia.  This Buyers Mission brought in buyers from all over the world including, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, and South Korea!

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Photo of one-on-one meetings between U.S. suppliers and international buyers taking place at our booth on the show floor.

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Lots of great products showcases at IDDBA this year including cheese from all around the globe!

 

Alimentec
Food Show PLUS!
Bogota, Colombia
June 7 – 10, 2022

Next our Food Export - Northeast International Marketing Program Manager Andrew Haught traveled to Bogota, Colombia for the 2022 Alimentec show. This is one of the biggest shows in Colombia and a great opportunity for U.S. companies looking to expand their efforts in the market.  We hosted a Food Show PLUS! at the show where our In-Market Representatives were in attendance to help enhance U.S. suppliers' tradeshow experience by helping with everything from facilitating introductions to following up on leads, and more. 


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Calm before the storm, a look at the Food Export booth in the USA pavilion before the show began.

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Another view of the Food Export booth, this time in the midst of a busy show.

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In-Market Representatives Alejandra and Leonardo at the Food Export booth following up on tasks for U.S. suppliers.



Seoul Food and Hotel
Food Show PLUS!
Seoul, Korea
June 7 – 10, 2022

Food Export hosted a Food Show PLUS! at the annual Seoul Food and Hotel show held in Seoul, South Korea.  Our In-Market Representatives for South Korea staffed a Food Export booth on the show floor and were on hand to help participating U.S. suppliers with a variety of tradeshow enhancement services. See what other international tradeshows we have Food Show PLUS! available at on our website.

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Food Export’s In-Market Representatives for Korea staffing our booth at the Seoul Food and Hotel show.

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A look at some of our literature at the show that was translated into Korean.

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U.S. suppliers that participated in the Food Show PLUS! program for this show went on a retail tour to learn more about the Korean market.

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Another stop on the retail tour for U.S. suppliers in South Korea


Summer Fancy Food Show
Fancy Food Buyers Mission
New York, New York
June 12 – 14, 2022

After two years the Summer Fancy Food Show made its return this summer to New York City! As well as our annual Fancy Food Buyers Mission in partnership with the Specialty Food Association.  The Buyers Mission always takes place prior to the tradeshow starting so suppliers and buyers can make the most out of their time at the show.  All of the initial feedback we’ve received from the event has been extremely positive and everyone reported that the quality of meetings was outstanding!

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One of the several entrances to the Summer Fancy Food Show

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From left to right, Food Export – Midwest Liaison Manager Paul Weiss, Food Export – Northeast Liaisons Logan Zweifel and Deborah Ingravallo getting ready to walk the show floor and connect with U.S. suppliers.

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Food Export – Northeast Branded Program Associate John Eppinger at our booth on the show floor.

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An inside look at one of the one-on-one meetings that took place between U.S. suppliers and international buyers at the Specialty Food Buyers Mission.


FAS UK Agricultural Trade Mission
London, United Kingdom
June 22 – 24, 2022

Food Export – Northeast Deputy Director Laura England and Food Export – Midwest Branded Program Manager Molly Burns headed across the pond to London for the USDA’s FAS 2022 Agribusiness Trade Mission.

They had a jam-packed week filled with visiting the new US Embassy in London, attending roundtables with other FAS cooperators and USDA leadership, boat tours, retail tours, and networking dinners with more cooperators and members of the Business Delegation.

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Food Export – Midwest Branded Program Manager Molly Burns (left) and Food Export – Northeast Deputy Director Laura England (right) pose before going on one of their many activities that week.

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A snapshot from one of the retail tours that the mission organized to learn more about the U.K. market.

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Sunset shot of the famous Tower Bridge on the River Thames.


New Jersey Supplier Visits
New Jersey
June 27, 2022

Food Export – Northeast Liaison Deborah Ingravallo visited several New Jersey suppliers in person this month to talk about their international marketing plans. Her visits included First Field in Windsor, New Jersey, Health Enhanced in Rockaway, New Jersey, and Perfect Life Nutrition dba P’nuff Crunch in West Orange, New Jersey. Deb was accompanied on her visits with staff from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture including Deelip Mhaske, our state member from New Jersey, Joe Atchison III, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, and Christine Fries, Marketing Coordinator, Jersey Fresh.

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First stop was to visit First Field in Windsor, New Jersey. From left to right, Deelip Mhaske, Patrick Leger & Theresa Viggiano (owners of Frist Field), Joe Atchison III, Deborah Ingravallo, and Christine Fries.

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Second stop was to visit Health Enhance Foods in Rockaway, New Jersey. From left to right, Christine Fries, Joe Atchison III, Caroline Ebelu (Manager, Health Enhanced Foods), Deelip Mhaske, and Deborah Ingravallo.

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Final visit was to Perfect Life Nutrition dba P’nuff Crunch in West Orange, New Jersey. Above is picture of the P’nuff team including Juan Salinas in the middle next to Deborah.

Caribbean & Latin American Buyers Mission
Miami, Florida
June 28 – 30, 2022

Our annual Caribbean & Latin American Buyers Mission in partnership with the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) and National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) made its return to Miami after a two year hiatus! This event is always a busy one as it draws in 20+ buyers from all over the Caribbean & Latin America.

The three days of activities included a market briefing, retail tour, educational seminar with a panel of our In-Market Representatives and over 350 one-on-one meetings between U.S. suppliers and International Buyers.

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International buyers on the way to a guided retail tour to experience a variety of U.S. stores in person.

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Buyers and staff exploring a WaWa convenience store during one of the stops of the retail tour.

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A look at the educational seminar that took place with a panel of Food Export’s In-Market Representatives and a staff member from NASDA.