Virtual Trade Mission Increases Export Sales for Minnesota Supplier

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Acme Organics LLC dba Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauce, is a barbecue sauce company that began with three blue ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair, hence the name Triple Crown.

More recently, Triple Crown has consistently received high marks at the American Royal BBQ Sauce Contest, the largest and most prestigious such contest in the USA, including second in category in 2020!

In the fall of 2020, Acme Organics LLC dba Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauce participated in Food Export-Midwest’s Virtual Trade Mission to Canada. After meeting one-on-one with Canadian buyers in a virtual format interest from buyers was gained. This February the Minnesota supplier was able to report earning $8,500 with a first-time sale to the market while also projecting to complete $25,500 more in sales over the next twelve months.

Acme Organics LLC dba Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauce has participated in Food Export programs since 2014 taking advantage of the Branded Program, attending Virtual Trade Missions, Buyers Missions, and webinars. The Minnesota company currently exports to Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

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.


New Distributorships Established

New Distributorships Established

Focused Trade Mission Success

Focused Trade Mission Success


New Foreign Buyer Contacts

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