From Vermont to Thailand

Discover how this Vermont-based company leveraged the Branded Program to boost their export sales and foster new foreign buyer relationships. This marks another successful chapter in their two-decade journey of global expansion!

In 2022, Agri-Mark, the largest Northeast dairy cooperative marketing its dairy products under the Cabot Creamery and the McCadam brands participated in Food Export-Northeast’s Branded Program to exhibit at Supply Side West and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Show, two domestic shows that attract a wide variety of international buyers. The Waitsfield, Vermont company also used Branded Program funds to exhibit at Food Ingredients Asia in Thailand last year in October. Specifically, Agri-Mark used their allocated funds to receive reimbursement for their booth space and furnishings and to produce a new brochure to distribute at the Food Ingredients Asia Show.  

As a result of participating in the Branded Program and attending these trade shows, Agri-Mark made 17 new foreign contacts and projects $800,000 in sales to be completed in the next 12 months as a result.  

In addition to their participation in the Branded Program, Agri-Mark has also participated in many other Food Export programs and services. These include but are not limited to Buyers Missions, Export Education programs, Food Show PLUS!, and the Online Product catalog. 

Agri-Mark offers a variety of dairy products, including its award-winning cheddar cheeses, and various dairy products, as well as whey powders.  

The Branded Program has been instrumental in supporting Agri-Mark to expand and market its whey powders all over the world for more than 20 years as they started participating in the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program in 2002. 

The above is from Agri-Mark’s booth at Supply Side West 2022. 

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.


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