Food Export–Northeast Investing to Raise Profile of Northeast US Seafood Industry

As 2020 comes to a close we wanted to share our work on behalf of the Northeast US seafood industry and its impact on the sector.

Food Export–Northeast is a non-profit organization that promotes the export of food and agricultural products from the Northeast region of the United States. We’ve been helping exporters of Northeast food and agricultural products for more than 50 years. Since 2004, we’ve been a significant leader in promoting the Northeast US seafood sector overseas, playing an instrumental role in facilitating trade between suppliers and worldwide buyers. As we come close to the end of 2020, we wanted to share our work on behalf of the Northeast US seafood industry and its impact on the sector. Take a look.

Raising Awareness and Demand for Northeast US Seafood

Through extensive programs and activities, Food Export–Northeast raises awareness and demand for Northeast US seafood products as trusted, high-quality, and sustainably harvested. Some of these activities include:

  • Trade Show Support: Food Export–Northeast provides a variety of services from coordinating Northeast US seafood pavilions that amplify the sector, to on-the ground support from the organization’s vast network of In-Market Representatives.
  • Trade Missions: Trade missions are an excellent choice for suppliers looking to gain first-hand knowledge of a particular market. These trips or virtual meetings provide the opportunity to meet one-on-one with specific buyers. Despite the global pandemic, we continue to hold virtual trade missions for suppliers to help them harness and realize new sales opportunities.
  • Cost Share Funding Support: Our Branded program is a cost share funding program that allows seafood suppliers to obtain reimbursement for up to 50% of their marketing efforts when targeting international audiences.
  • Virtual Consultations: This program allows supplier to connect directly with a Food Export Northeast In-Market Representative to get an inside look at a specific market.
  • Market Research: Our Market Builder program provides cost-effective research customized to suppliers which can be a valuable first step in identifying market sales opportunities and our Rep Finder service helps facilitate one-on-one meetings with interested buyers.
  • Food Export Helpline™: No matter if you’re an experienced exporter, or you’re new to international selling, our team is available via the Food Export Helpline™ to answer all of your questions.

An Investment in the Future of Northeast US Seafood Suppliers

Between 2004 and 2019, Food Export–Northeast invested $21 million in both generic and branded promotional support to elevate different seafood products in markets across the world. That investment has resulted in $3.45 billion in sales generated by the Northeast US seafood industry, a return on investment of $164 in sales for every $1 invested by Food Export–Northeast.  

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Curious how Food Export–Northeast can support your business? Visit our website to learn more.

About Food Export USA – Northeast 

With its extensive programs and educational offerings, Food Export USA–Northeast (Food Export–Northeast) is recognized as the preeminent expert and cost-effective resource for Northeast seafood and agricultural suppliers looking to sell their products overseas. Founded in 1973, Food Export–Northeast is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively with its 10 member states’ agricultural promotion agencies from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, to facilitate trade between suppliers and worldwide importers and to promote the export of food, agricultural and seafood products from those states. Since its founding, the organization has helped Northeast seafood suppliers gain access to a broad range of export markets, supported overseas in-market educational and promotional programs and offers emerging suppliers access to funds to help grow their export business. The organization is funded through the Market Access Program (MAP), administered by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

Learn more about us and what we do for the Northeast seafood industry here.  Contact us.