Eleven Year Participant Still Growing Exports with Food Export

J & J Corp dba Soyko International, Circle Seeds, a utilizer of Food Export – Midwest programs and services since 2002 has gained success in Japan in 2019 after participating in the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program and attending Seoul Food & Hotel using Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ services.

Using Branded Program funding to reduce the costs of exhibiting at Seoul Food & Hotel helped the Minnesota Supplier lessen their expenses and also meet 2 new foreign buyer contacts. One of these contacts led to a sale of over $680K to Japan, more than a 20% increase in revenue from that market.

J & J Corp dba Soyko International, Circle Seeds is a producer of Identity-Preserved, non-GMO, organic, and conventional grains in the food ingredients market, particularly tofu. Their products are highly sought after in countries such as South Korea, Japan, and Singapore. The Gary, Minnesota Supplier has established strong customer relationships in these markets and continues to build new ones thanks to the continued support of the Branded Program.

Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products. As these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.



Over 20% Increase in Sales
New Foreign Buyer Contacts
Top Market for U.S. Agriculture Products

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Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in the Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast's programs. As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorship, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees. Read the Success Stories to learn more!

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