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.

If your company has a success to share, email us at info@foodexport.org.

  • Vermont Supplier Continues Success Along Multiple Paths

    Apr 19, 2018
    When it comes to doing business, perhaps no other company is as personable and down to earth as Bascom Family Farms. Led by their Director of Sales and Marketing Arnold Coombs, Bascom Family Farms boasts being the largest supplier of maple syrup and maple sugar in the United States, while still catering to the customer, small businesses, and environmental protection. Being in the business for seven generations, the Bascom Family is the gold standard for maple products both domestically and internationally.
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  • Couscous Exported to the UK Through Branded Program

    Apr 19, 2018
    In 2017, US Durum Products, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in the 16th Congressional District, utilized Food Export’s Branded Program where they made a sale of couscous worth more than $30,000 USD to a buyer from the United Kingdom.
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  • North Dakota Supplier Continues to Expand into New Markets

    Apr 19, 2018
    In June 2017, Premium Gold Flax Products, Inc., from Denhoff, North Dakota participated in Food Export’s Specialty Foods Buyers Mission at the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show. At the Mission they chose to meet with International Buyers from Canada, Costa Rica, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.
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  • Illinois Supplier Utilizes Food Show PLUS!™ Services to Grown Exports

    Apr 16, 2018
    In May of 2017 while exhibiting at the SIAL Canada Show, La Preferida utilized Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ services to enhance their trade show experience. Taking part of pre-show education with the retail tour and market briefing helped the Chicago Supplier learn more about the market while experiencing it firsthand.
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  • Gaining Contacts & Export Sales in China

    Apr 16, 2018
    Participating in Food Export’s Branded Program for the past five years has helped Marathon Ginseng International Inc. from Weston, Wisconsin gain many foreign buyer contacts and increase total export sales. Specifically this past year the Wisconsin Supplier earned $500,000 in direct and indirect export sales to China and Hong Kong with the assistance of their allocated Market Access Program (MAP) Branded Program funds.
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  • McClure's Pickles Prospers Through Exports

    Apr 16, 2018
    In 2017, McClure’s Pickles, located in Detroit, Michigan, in the 13th Congressional District, utilized Food Export-Midwest’s Branded Program to help offset their international marketing costs.
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  • Pennsylvania Dessert Success in South Korea

    Apr 16, 2018
    In 2017, Sweet Street Desserts, located in Reading, Pennsylvania in the 16th Congressional District, attended Food Export’s 2017 Midwest Buyers Mission where they met with a buyer from South Korea. This opportunity led them to establish new connections in South Korea’s market. From meeting with the buyer, they made sales to South Korea market worth $200,000.
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  • Kansas Company Increases Barbeque Products Sales to Europe

    Mar 26, 2018
    J & J Group LLC doing business as Rufus Teague out of Shawnee, Kansas, in the 3rd Congressional District, has utilized Food Export’s Branded Program to make an impact in Switzerland. With the assistance of the program, in 2017 Rufus Teague had the largest amount of sales in Switzerland than they ever have before.
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  • Branded Program Helps Increase Exports from Wisconsin

    Mar 23, 2018
    Located at the heart of Wisconsin dairy farmland in the small town of New Lisbon, Mill Haven Foods, LLC is a promising addition to Wisconsin’s agricultural reputation as the “Dairy State”.
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  • Illinois Supplier Increases Exports to Saudi Arabia

    Mar 23, 2018
    In December of 2016, FoodSource, Inc., from Willowbrook, Illinois, attended Food Export’s Focused Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia for Retail and Food Service Products.
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  • Dakota Speciality Enterprises Grows Exports to Southeast Asia

    Mar 23, 2018
    In 2017, Dakota Specialty Enterprises, Inc. dba Dakota Specialty Milling, Roman Meal, located in Fargo, North Dakota, utilized Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ to gain export sales to Singapore.
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  • Lobster Supplier Nets Export Sales With Branded Program

    Mar 20, 2018
    Stonington, Maine, long-known for its rich and historic tradition of lobstering, is the home of Greenhead Lobster, a family owned business since 1997 that focuses on one product: wild-caught fresh Stonington, Maine lobster.
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  • Big Shucking Success for Maine Lobster Supplier

    Mar 20, 2018
    Shucks Maine Lobster started as a small, 20 seat, family owned Maine Lobster and Oyster bar in Kennebunkport, Maine. Johnny Hathaway, a Maine native, and his five young children, ages eight to eighteen at the time, opened the popular summer seafood attraction simply as a way for the five children to all work together during their summer vacation.
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  • Continued Export Success to the Middle East

    Mar 20, 2018
    Original Juan Specialty Foods located in Kansas City, Kansas, in the 3rd Congressional District, utilized Food Export’s Branded Program to increase their sales in the Middle East, especially in the United Arab Emirates.
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  • Iowa Supplier Gains New Feed Exports

    Mar 20, 2018
    In June 2017, Naturally Recycled Proteins, located in Johnston, Iowa, in the 3rd Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission at the 2017 World Pork Expo where they met with buyers from Brazil, China, Colombia, Mexico, Philippines, Romania and South Korea. In November, the Iowa Supplier had projected sales of $1,000,000 USD of their Pre-Mix Animal Feeds to South Korea and the Philippines.
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  • Increased Exports to Australia for Wisconsin Supplier

    Mar 20, 2018
    New Composite Partners’ first introduction in the Australian market was in 2012 with utilization of Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program and has provided a solid foundation and opportunity for continued growth of marketing endeavors. Based on market response, the market has provided the Wisconsin based Supplier a great base and opportunity for continued expansion of product sales in that country.
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  • Continued Success With Branded Program for Kansas Supplier

    Mar 20, 2018
    During 2017, Nu Life Market located in Scott City, Kansas, in the 1st Congressional District; participated in Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program. With the program assistance Nu Life Market gained knowledge and financial assistance to strengthen their export markets in China.
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  • New Export Markets for Iowa Supplier

    Mar 20, 2018
    Michael’s Bakery Products of Clear Lake, Iowa utilized Food Export’s Branded Program in 2017 to help them expand their international business into Japan and China. Participating in the Market Access Program (MAP) funded program helped offset the costs of travel and booth fees for events in these markets which in turn helped the supplier focus on creating key contacts and export opportunities.
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  • Missouri Supplier Expands Exports

    Mar 20, 2018
    In February of 2018, Prime Performance Nutrition, from Cosby, Missouri, reported gaining new export sales to Kuwait with the assistance of Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program. Utilizing their allocated funds to focus on expanding their exports to Kuwait due to the robust race horse industry there, they looked to increase sales through product education and promotion.
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  • Barking Up Export Sales to Canada

    Mar 20, 2018
    In 2017, Polkadog Bakery from Boston, Massachusetts utilized Food Export’s Branded Program to increase their export marketing strategies. Using the 50% cost reimbursement program helped the pet treat supplier expand their marketing activities in Canada while deferring costs of shipping and attending trade shows in the market.
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