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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  • Frozen Cranberry Supplier Benefits from Market Builder

    Apr 22, 2019
    Cape Cod Select, founded in 2009 by Cindy Rhodes, sells premium frozen cranberries in order to give her consumers the option to eat cranberries year-round. This family run company keeps the environment in mind, appreciates their employees and always produces quality and safe cranberries.
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  • Soy Brings Export Joy for Love Your Health Foods, LLC

    Apr 19, 2019
    Love Your Health Foods, LLC, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the 3rd Congressional District credits Food Export Association of the Midwest with helping the company grow in the Canadian market. The company has participated in the Branded Program to help offset some of their international marketing expenses. The Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program provides 50% cost reimbursement for a variety of international marketing activities.
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  • Chicago Style Bagel Chip Exports to Canada Increase

    Apr 19, 2019
    In 2018, Hometown Bagel, located in Alsip, Illinois in the 1st Congressional District participated in the Food Export – Midwest Branded Program. Hometown Bagel is a family owned and operated small business that was established in 1995 and has been participating in Food Export – Midwest programs and services since 2014.
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  • Alden Group Slides Into Export Success

    Apr 19, 2019
    Alden Group, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, of the 14th Congressional District transferred the technical knowledge gained from the Food Export Helpline to help establish an export partnership in Chile. According to Donald Bryant, President of Alden Group, “We now export our non-gmo corn oil to an international customer and [the Food Export Helpline] was helpful in getting our organization comfortable with exporting.”
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  • Cracked Candy Enters Singapore Market with Food Export's Assistance

    Apr 18, 2019
    Cracked Candy LLC, a Brooklyn, New York-based candy manufacturer, attended Food Export - Northeast’s Summer Fancy Food Buyers Mission last summer. A three-time participant of Food Export’s Summer Fancy Foods Buyers Mission, Cracked Candy was ready to launch two new flavors and promote their delicious, sugar-free, healthy candy.
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  • Buyers Mission Success Leads to Market Entry Success in Scandinavia

    Apr 12, 2019
    In January 2019, John Zidian Co, Inc, from Youngstown, Ohio, in the 13th Congressional District, participated in Food Export - Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Northeast Buyers Mission in Boston, Massachusetts. At the Mission the Ohio Supplier met with thirteen different international buyers to introduce to them their line of sauces and condiments.
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  • Ice Cream Topping Supplier is Funded by Branded Program

    Apr 12, 2019
    In 2018, Coop’s MicroCreamery, located in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 8th Congressional District, utilized Food Export – Northeast’s Branded Program to promote their hot fudge and caramel sauces at the Summer Fancy Food Show. In October of last year, they made a sale of hot fudge and caramel sauces worth $7,000 and in March of this year they made an additional sale of $7,000.
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  • Export Connections are Established at Food Export Buyers Mission

    Apr 11, 2019
    In June of 2018, Neilly’s Foods, located in York, Pennsylvania attended Food Export - Northeast’s Specialty Food Buyers Mission at the 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show where they had the opportunity to make a close connection with a buyer from Canada. They are currently communicating with the buyer and seeking to expand exports to this market.
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  • Market Builder Services Assist in First-Time Market Export

    Apr 11, 2019
    Dr. Natural Healing sells over the counter asthma inhalers and other health promoting products that are used by customers all over the world. They also manufacture weight-loss foods and dietary supplements, cost-effective over the counter drugs, and medical devices.
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  • Longtime New England Seafood Company Benefits From Seafood Show

    Apr 02, 2019
    John Nagle & Co is a leader in the wholefood seafood industry, having been in operation since 1887. The company recently returned after a twenty year absence to exhibit in the Massachusetts aisle at the Seafood Expo North America Trade Show.
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  • Market Share Growth in Canada

    Apr 02, 2019
    Les Trois Petit Cochons, located in Brooklyn, New York, produces award-winning, all natural pâté and charcuterie. They offer a complete line of artisanal pâtés, mousses, terrines, jambon de Paris, sausages, saucissons, smoked meats and other French specialties.
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  • Mission to Mexico Results in Sales for Food Export Veteran JM Grain

    Apr 02, 2019
    In July of 2018, JM Grain Inc., located in Garrison, North Dakota, attended Food Export – Midwest’s Focused Trade Mission to Mexico for Retail, Food Service and Private Label Products where they interacted with many Mexican buyers to introduce to them their pulse and legume products.
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  • Another Year of Export Growth to Canada for New York Supplier

    Apr 01, 2019
    The 50% cost reimbursement Food Export – Northeast Branded Program assisted the New York based supplier FOODMatch Inc. increase exports to Canada for the second year in a row by deferring the costs associated with exhibiting at CHFA West. Helping alleviate the costs of the show helped the company focus on finding new buyers for their Mediterranean specialty food products.
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  • Export Sales to the United Arab Emirates

    Mar 29, 2019
    Based in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, LD Distribution Services LLC is a global company that focuses on the distribution of a wide range of food, beverages and candy products to clients around the world. In May 2018, LD Distribution attended Food Export – Midwest’s Sweets & Snacks Buyers Mission.
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  • Growing Gluten-Free Exports to Canada

    Mar 28, 2019
    The Gluten Free Bar (GFB) calls Grand Rapids, Michigan home. Founded in 2010 by two brothers with Celiac disease, The Gluten Free Bar is a fast growing company that sells gluten-free protein products to over 12,000 stores across the US, Canada and Europe.
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  • Bagel Exports to Japan, Belgium & Chile

    Mar 27, 2019
    Working with Food Export – Northeast since 2013 has helped Bronx, New York based Just Bagels Manufacturing Inc. gain new export sales and contacts. Utilizing the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program for three years has helped the company increase their brand’s awareness in foreign markets while deferring costs of 50% for qualified international marketing expenses.
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  • South Dakota Supplier Utilizes Market Access Program Funds to Gain Exports to Mexico

    Mar 26, 2019
    Nutraferma, a North Sioux City, South Dakota biotech solution company utilized Food Export - Midwest’s Branded Program in 2018 to increase exports to Mexico. By taking advantage of the 50% reimbursement through the Market Access Program (MAP) funded program the company was able to grow their exports while also deferring the costs associated to the strategy. The MAP funded Branded Program helped Nutraferm gain new buyer contacts and earn $350,000 in sales last year.
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  • Continued Export Success for Wisconsin Supplier

    Mar 25, 2019
    Producing bio-based and recycled products for various applications in the food and animal feed industries is what Edgerton, Wisconsin based New Composite Partners specializes in. Working with Food Export Association of the Midwest since 2011 has helped them increase exports to New Zealand, China, India, Belgium, Canada and most recently Australia and France.
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  • Premium Sauces and Spices Reach Canada

    Mar 20, 2019
    In September 2018, minority-owned Pyramid Foods LLC, located in Shawnee, Kansas, in the 3rd Congressional District, attended Food Export – Midwest’s Focused Trade Mission to Toronto for Specialty and Natural Products where they met a buyer from Canada. In September, they made a first-time market sale of $5,400 and project export sales of $25,000 over the next twelve months.
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  • Kansas Company Continues to Create Partnerships

    Mar 19, 2019
    J & J Group LLC doing business as Rufus Teague out of Shawnee, Kansas, in the 3rd Congressional District, has utilized Food Export - Midwest’s Branded Program to make an impact in Switzerland and Mexico. With the assistance of the program, in 2018 Rufus Teague had continued sales with Switzerland and a first-time market sale to Mexico. In Switzerland and Mexico, they introduced themselves to new buyers and created partnerships to increase their sales. This assisted in securing a sale of $25,000 worth of barbeque sauce and spices to Switzerland and $5,500 in sales to Mexico.
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