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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  • Ohio Pet Food Company Utilizes Food Export - Midwest's Branded Program to Grow Exports

    Oct 02, 2019
    In 2018, Blackwood Pet Food, LLC located in Lisbon, Ohio, in the 6th Congressional District, participated in Food Export - Midwest’s Branded Program where they utilized $130,000 of the Market Access Program funding to help them create export sales over $1M in Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea.
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  • Market Access Program Increases Exports for New York Supplier

    Oct 02, 2019
    Utilizing Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program in 2018 helped New York based, United Growth Int'l Inc. increase their market share in China. Knowing that China is one of the largest economic and consumption countries they focused their effort to the market to expand their export of dairy, snack and nut products.
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  • Export Success for Wisconsin/New Jersey Supplier

    Sep 24, 2019
    MCT Dairies, Inc. aka Bella Pac LLC is a full-line dairy distributor and trading house established in 1983. They are headquartered in Chatham, New Jersey, with a manufacturing facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, and sales offices in Appleton, Onalaska, and Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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  • Growing Exports to Canada

    Sep 24, 2019
    During 2018, GLK Foods, LLC located in Appleton, Wisconsin utilized funds from Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program to market their products in Canada. They did this by using their allocated funds to attend the SIAL Canada show in Montreal and the Carwacs Show in Toronto last year.
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  • Agricultural Trade Promotion Program Provides New Opportunities for Exports for Illinois Company

    Sep 19, 2019
    E Formella & Sons Inc, located in Countryside, Illinois in the 3rd Congressional District, utilized Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program from 2003 until 2014. During this time period, the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program helped them enter multiple markets such as Canada, Mexico and Norway. By 2012, E Formella & Sons Inc graduated from the Canadian market in the Branded Program due to the 5-year graduation policy.
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  • New York Supplier Gains Export Sales to Canada With Market Access Program Funding

    Sep 10, 2019
    In 2018, Real Kosher Ice Cream DBA Klein's Kosher Ice Cream from Brooklyn, New York, participated in Food Export - Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program where they were able to gain new export sales to Canada.
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  • Minnesota Cider Company Uses Food Export - Midwest Branded Funding to Explore New Markets

    Sep 10, 2019
    In 2019, Sociable Cider Werks, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the 5th Congressional District, participated in Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program. They are utilizing their Branded Program funds in to help offset the costs of exhibiting at trade shows and other international marketing efforts in the U.S. and Mexico.
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  • Increasing Exports With Food Export - Northeast's Branded Program

    Sep 06, 2019
    Wellesley, Massachusetts based Farmwise LLC DBA Healthy Life Brands was founded in 2013 by a family who was searching for healthy and delicious food for their daughters. They experimented with over 300 recipes to create a healthier version of french fries, tater tots and rings blending them with their favorite vegetables making a tasty nutrition treat.
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  • Trade Mission Participation Leads to Increased Exports

    Aug 29, 2019
    In March of 2018, East-West International Group, from Moreland Hills, Ohio, participated in Food Export - Northeast’s Focused Trade Mission to the UK and Ireland for Healthy and Natural Products. The mission started with an educational portion with market briefing and a retail tour before companies participated in day long one-on-one meetings with buyers.
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  • Cherry Central Grows Exports to South Korea

    Aug 29, 2019
    Cherry Central Cooperative, Inc. based in Traverse City, Michigan is the industry leader in red tart cherries, apples, and blueberries and is also a major supplier of cranberries, strawberries, pomegranate arils, and asparagus grown on farms across the United States. They are a veteran exporter who sends their products all around the world including to countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
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  • Sweet Street Desserts Expands Exports In Europe

    Aug 29, 2019
    Sweet Street Desserts, located in Reading, Pennsylvania, in the 16th Congressional District, has participated in Food Export – Northeast’s Branded Program for many years to grow and expand their exports. In 2018, the company reported export sales to France and Belgium totaling over half a million US dollars.
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  • Woman Owned Pet Food Company Enters German Market

    Aug 27, 2019
    In 2018, Under the Weather, located in South Burlington, Vermont, utilized Food Export – Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program in order to gain access to the German market.
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  • Positive Growth for Wisconsin Supplier

    Aug 22, 2019
    In 2018, Isle of Dogs Corporation participated in Food Export - Midwest’s Branded Program, using funds to grow their business and new customer relationships in Australia, Singapore and specifically, China to promote their premium dog products.
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  • New York Company Doubles Sales With Branded Program

    Aug 22, 2019
    The American Cocktail Company, located in Manhattan within the 10th Congressional District, participated in Food Export – Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) Branded Program where they focused their marketing efforts in Italy.
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  • Vermont Gourmet Pizza Company Breaks Into Canadian Market

    Aug 20, 2019
    In 2018, Against the Grain Gourmet, located in Brattleboro, Vermont, utilized Food Export - Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program to expand their sales into the Canadian market.
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  • Connecticut Supplier Gains New Export Market

    Aug 12, 2019
    In June of 2018, Sustainable Indulgence, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the 4th Congressional District, attended Food Export – Northeast’s Caribbean and Latin American Buyers Mission where they met with buyers from Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guatemala, and Panama.
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  • International Community Goes "Nuts" Over Pennsylvania Supplier

    Aug 07, 2019
    Working with Food Export - Northeast since 1999, Pennsylvania-based Terrafina has been able to grow their exports to many new markets. Most recently in 2018, Food Export’s Branded Program allowed Terrafina to explore Southeast Asia, specifically Singapore and South Korea. The funds from this program allowed them to travel to international trade shows like Seoul Food & Hotel and Food & Hotel Asia.
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  • Success With Food Show PLUS!™ at 2019 Seoul Food & Hotel

    Aug 05, 2019
    In May of 2019, Ravenna, Ohio based US Wine Exports Company Ltd. took advantage of Food Export – Midwest’s Food Show PLUS!™ service at Seoul Food & Hotel that took place in Seoul, South Korea. Food Show PLUS! ™ services included introductions to qualified buyers, in-market briefing, on-site assistance, and a self-guided retail tour.
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  • Branded Program Pays Off for New York Pet Food Supplier

    Jul 29, 2019
    Since 2013, New York based, Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals has participated in Food Export - Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program. Grandma Mae’s utilized the program’s 50% reimbursement for international marketing and promotions in several international markets. Grandma Mae’s has seen tremendous growth in export sales due to utilization and assistance of the MAP funded program. From 2016 to 2017 alone, the company was able to double its export sales. This was heavily due to the assistance from the Branded Program for promotions in South Korea.
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  • Food Show PLUS!™ Program: Dairy-Good Experience for New York Company

    Jul 26, 2019
    In 2018, Agri-Dairy Products Inc., headquartered in Purchase, New York of the 17th Congressional District utilized Food Export – Northeast’s Food Show PLUS!™ program at the Food Tech Summit and Expo.
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