Success Stories

Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s programs.  As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorships, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees.  Read these success stories to learn more.

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  • Chicago Based BBQ Supplier Finds International Success

    Mar 13, 2020
    In 2019 Lillie’s Q Sauces and Rubs LLC, from Chicago, Illinois participated in the Food Export – Midwest Branded Program as well as a variety of other programs and services.
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  • First-Time Market Sale for Maine Supplier

    Mar 10, 2020
    In May 2019, Luke’s Lobster, from Saco, Maine, utilized Food Export – Northeast’s Food Show PLUS!™ services while attending the Seafood Expo Global. The provided show services allowed the Maine Supplier to have pre-arranged, one-on-one meetings with various buyers.
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  • Market Growth Gained with Branded Program Participation

    Mar 06, 2020
    In 2019, Zeigler Bros Inc., from Gardners, Pennsylvania utilized Food Export - Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program to grow exports to India.
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  • Chicago Company Finds Export Success in Central and South America

    Feb 27, 2020
    In 2019, the EquiTrade Group, an export management company located in Chicago, Illinois, utilized Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) funding through Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program to gain exports to Mexico, Central and South America.
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  • New York Pet Food Supplier Finds Export Success in Three International Markets

    Feb 27, 2020
    In 2019, Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals, located in New York, New York, in the 12th Congressional District, participated in Food Export - Northeast’s Branded Program for the seventh year in a row.
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  • Illinois Snack Company Finds Success In Canada & Mexico

    Feb 26, 2020
    In 2019 Belmont Foods dba Hello Delicious located in Northbrook, Illinois, in the 10th Congressional District, participated in a variety of Food Export-Midwest events and activities including the Online Product Catalog, Buyers Missions, Focused Trade Missions, and the Branded Program.
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  • Indiana's Albanese Confectionery Group Finds Export Sales at Food Export Buyers Mission

    Feb 24, 2020
    In January of 2019, Albanese Confectionery Group, located in Merrillville, Indiana attended the Food Export – Midwest’s Specialty Food Buyers Mission at the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show where they met with buyers from Costa Rica, Mexico, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.
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  • Indiana Supplier Benefits from Market Builder Program

    Feb 24, 2020
    Since its inception in 1996, Vesta Ingredients has focused on their endeavor to ensure the availability of world class, high-quality nutraceutical supplements at affordable prices, across the globe.
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  • First-Time Export Success from Wisconsin Flavor Supplier

    Feb 20, 2020
    In 2019, R2H Flavor Technology, LLC located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in the 6th Congressional District, joined Food Export – Midwest’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program.
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  • Kansas Company Finds Continued Success in Branded Program

    Feb 18, 2020
    In 2019, Premium Nutritional Products Inc., located in Shawnee, Kansas, in the 3rd Congressional District, utilized Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program funded by the Market Access Program (MAP). Their participation in the program allowed Premium Nutritional Products Inc. to expand their international sales and market presence.
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  • ATP Funding Helps New York Company Export to China

    Feb 17, 2020
    Alexander Minn Wine Group is a Brooklyn, New York based export management company promoting American Wines primarily in China and the Asian markets. The company recently was able to return to Food Export – Northeast’s Branded Program with the assistance of new Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) funding.
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  • Agriculture Trade Promotion Helps Maine Seafood Supplier

    Feb 14, 2020
    Portland, Maine based seafood supplier Cozy Harbor is a long time Food Export – Northeast Branded Program participant. They are one of the largest processors of Maine Lobster products in the United States and have established themselves globally as a respected source of high-quality seafood products.
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  • Increasing Exports with Food Export - Northeast's Branded Program

    Feb 12, 2020
    Good To-Go, located in Kittery, Maine manufactures dehydrated meals for people who are in search of a quick and healthy meal on-the-go.
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  • Missouri Supplier Achieves Export Sales to Europe

    Feb 06, 2020
    RIBUS, Inc. currently operates from St. Louis, Missouri, in the 2nd Congressional District. In 2019, RIBUS participated in Food Export – Midwest’s Market Access Program funded Branded Program. The program was able to help them promote their products through promotional literature and trade show presence in Europe.
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  • First-Time Export Sale to Japan for Massachusetts Supplier

    Feb 06, 2020
    Tanuk Inc., located in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts supplies a line of authentic, all-natural Indian Curry sauces. With the help of the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Food Export – Northeast Branded Program, Tanuk Inc. was able to make their first export sale into Japan.
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  • First-Time Export Sale of Missouri Pecans to Taiwan

    Feb 04, 2020
    In September of 2019, Missouri Northern Pecan Growers, LLC, headquartered in rural Nevada, Missouri, attended Food Export - Northeast’s Natural Products Buyers Mission in Baltimore where they had a successful meeting with a buyer from Taiwan during their scheduled one-on-one private meetings at the event.
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  • First-Time Market Sale for New York Supplier

    Jan 24, 2020
    Life Plus Style Gourmet, LLC is a small grocery wholesaler from Valley Stream, New York that was formed in 2013.The company manufacturers, designs, and packages gourmet food products including coffee, gourmet syrups, cocktail mixers, Himalayan salt, assorted spices and sugars, and recently launched Coney Island Popcorn.
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  • Pennsylvania Supplier Increases Exports at Food Export - Midwest Buyers Mission

    Jan 22, 2020
    In August 2019, Herr Foods Inc., located in Nottingham, Pennsylvania, in the 16th Congressional District, attended Food Export – Midwest’s Midwest Buyers Mission in Chicago where they had one-on-one meetings with buyers from Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Guatemala, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
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  • ATP Funding Benefits Michigan Supplier

    Jan 06, 2020
    In 2019, Safie Specialty Foods, located in Chesterfield, Michigan, in the 10th Congressional District, faced a retaliatory tariff in Canada on cucumber products; Safie Foods is a producer and exporter of five cucumber products.
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  • U.S. Producer of African Flavors Finds First-Time Success in Canada

    Dec 30, 2019
    In 2018, Iya Foods, located in North Aurora, Illinois in the 17th Congressional District, utilized Food Export – Midwest Branded Program funding to help promote their products in the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Canada, and the United States.
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