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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  • New Jersey Supplier Gains Exports to Hong Kong

    Dec 20, 2017
    In 2017, Cibo Vita Inc., from Fair Lawn, New Jersey, in the 5th Congressional District, participated in Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program. The Branded Program provides the opportunity for approved Suppliers to receive 50% reimbursement for a variety of activities including exhibiting costs at tradeshows, label modifications and advertising, and helped alleviate cost to Cibo Vita while they focused on increasing their exports to markets such as Hong Kong and Singapore.
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  • New York Pet Food Supplier Gains Export Sales to China

    Dec 20, 2017
    In 2016, Vets Choice Inc., located in Deer Park, New York, in the 2nd Congressional District, succeeded increasing exports to China with help from the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Food Export Branded Program.
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  • Food Export Helpline™ Assists Dashfire in Market Entry Plan

    Dec 14, 2017
    In 2017, Dashfire LLC, based in Minnetonka, MN, contacted Food Export’s Helpline™ for assistance in determining favorable markets for Dashfire products. Being unfamiliar with the export market for their products, Dashfire reached out to the Helpline™ with questions.
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  • Missouri's Burgers' Smokehouse Expands Exports by Participating in Buyers Mission

    Dec 14, 2017
    Founded in 1952 by E.M. Burger, Burgers’ Smokehouse has since grown to be a local community staple, providing their customers with high quality meats for generations. Based in California, Missouri in the fourth Congressional District, this family-owned company has a diverse product portfolio, consisting of ham, turkey, and bacon among other products.
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  • Good International Exposure for Growing Good Zebra

    Dec 14, 2017
    Good snacks start from wholesome places. Good Zebra knows this. That’s why they have brought new life back to a classic cracker. Good Zebra has created Spirit Animal Crackers for the modern snacker. High in protein and made with all-natural ingredients, these crackers are a healthy update on an old classic.
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  • Branded Program Creates New Opportunities for King Preferred Inc.

    Dec 14, 2017
    In August 2017, King Preferred Inc., located in Elkhart, Indiana, contracted into the Branded Program for the first time since 2003. King Preferred has been restricted in the past from utilizing the Branded Program due to the "three-year rule”, which disqualified companies from receiving Branded Program support at eligible U.S. tradeshows in which they previously exhibited without Branded Program funds in the last three years.
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  • JM Grain Makes Great Sales in Dubai

    Dec 14, 2017
    JM Grain, a company that specializes in processing and exporting U.S. grown and graded pulse crops from Garrison, North Dakota works closely with Food Export Association of the Midwest to utilize our programs and services to assist their global exporting efforts.
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  • New York Supplier Expands Exports to the Netherlands

    Dec 14, 2017
    Having a strong established distributor in the market coupled with the country’s interest in their flavorful Moroccan sauces helped New York based Supplier, Casablanca Foods LLC make an easy decision to utilize their allocated Market Access Program (MAP) allocated Branded Program funding to focus their marketing efforts in this international market.
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  • Kansas Company Heating Up Exports to Middle East Thanks to Branded Program

    Dec 14, 2017
    Original Juan Specialty Foods located in Kansas City, Kansas, in the third Congressional District, has used Food Export’s Branded Program to make a spicy impact in the United Arab Emirates. Original Juan Specialty Foods has been using the Branded Program since 1999 to assist in marketing their specialty sauces, salsas, snacks and dips.
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  • Branded Program Creates Sustained Success for Woeber's Mustard

    Dec 14, 2017
    Woeber Mustard Company, headquartered in Springfield, Ohio, started producing specialty mustards in 1905 and has been working with Food Export since 2002. Through the Branded Program, the company has taken its marketing international with displays, advertising, wrapping trucks and country-specific label designs.
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  • Connecticut Supplier Expands Exports to China

    Dec 14, 2017
    The Orange Cheese Company started working with Food Export- Northeast in 2014 resulting in their first ever export sale. Since then they have had continuous success growing in China. After a modest start they are now shipping multiple 40’ft containers every quarter and have experienced a rapid growth in their export sales to Asia’s largest market. Their efforts now result in close to a million dollars in annual sales to major markets throughout China including, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
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  • Natural Products Mission Expands Exports for Massachusetts Supplier

    Dec 14, 2017
    Attending Food Export’s Natural Products Buyers Mission at the 2016 Natural Products Expo East was an easy decision for Ginseng Up as they have attended the mission for two previous consecutive years. Knowing that the mission brings pre-qualified international buyers for the pre-arranged, one-on-one meetings helps the Worcester, Massachusetts supplier generate new sales leads and build relationships with key industry players.
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  • Couscous Is Coming! Pennsylvania Company Makes First Export Sales to the United Kingdom

    Dec 14, 2017
    In October, US Durum, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the 16th Congressional District, attended various food shows, including the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show and the Natural Products Buyers Mission at Natural Products Expo West 2017, where they interacted with buyers from Australia, Israel, and the United Kingdom. After continuing to grow these relationships throughout the next few months, the company has made a first-time sale of traditional couscous to the United Kingdom.
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  • Illinois Snack Manufacturer Completes First Export Sale

    Dec 14, 2017
    In June 2017, Cheesewich, located in Lyons, Illinois in the 3rd Congressional District, completed their first export sale to Canada worth $50,000. Throughout the process, Cheesewich participated in Food Export programs and services to help complete the sale.
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  • Connecticut Supplier Gains Exports to Canada

    Dec 14, 2017
    Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program helps approved U.S. Suppliers receive 50% cost reimbursement for a wide variety of international marketing activities. The program helps alleviate some of the heavy financial burden associated with gaining new export business by sharing the expense of international web site development, packaging and label modifications, advertising, and in-store promotions.
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  • Helping U.S. Lobster Exporters Compete in an Unfair Trade Enviornment

    Dec 14, 2017
    Lobster Trap, Inc. was founded in 1969 as a neighborhood fish market on the Back River in Bourne, Massachusetts. Over time, the company has evolved to include a restaurant, catering, and a distribution company, which services restaurants and markets worldwide. Lobster Trap actively uses the services and activities offered by Food Export-Northeast to promote their lobster to foreign buyers.
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  • Island Creek Oysters Positioning for European Sales Relaunch When Embargo Ceases

    Dec 14, 2017
    Island Creek Oysters, of Duxbury, Massachusetts, is a leading producer of farmed oysters. The company sells over 200,000 oysters a week. From the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast, as far north as Canada, and as far south as the Caribbean, Island Creek Oysters can be found on menus. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, they will also be appearing on European menus once again.
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  • Expanding Exports to the Middle East

    Dec 14, 2017
    Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota Organic Pet Systems dba Natura Petz Organics offers premium, organic, all-natural pet health products for your dogs, cats, small animals and horses, that include super foods, organic treats, meal bars, toppers and balancers, and traditional, medicinal herbs, plant and marine extracts, adaptogens and pet wellness lifestyle products, which are the best healing tools that nature creates.
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  • Indiana Supplier Makes Export Contact at Natural Products Expo West

    Dec 14, 2017
    In March 2017, Foods Alive, located in Angola, Indiana, in the 3rd Congressional District, attended the Natural Products Expo West 2017 trade show in Anaheim, California where they connected with a buyer from Canada. In August, they made a sale of crackers, seeds, nuts and berries worth $12,018.
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  • Wisconsin Supplier Expands Exports to New Market

    Dec 14, 2017
    In October 2016, Wheaton Grain Incorporated from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin attended Food Export’s Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission at the 2016 World Dairy Expo. There they met with buyers from China, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates and introduced them to their animal feed and food ingredients.
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