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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  • 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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  • Michigan Exporter Retains Sales in Canada Thanks to ATP Funds

    Dec 30, 2019
    In 2019, The GFB, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the 2nd Congressional District, faced a 10% retaliatory tariff on five of their nine products in Canada. After spending five plus years entering and establishing their brand in Canada with the help of Market Access Program (MAP) funds, The GFB would no longer be eligible to receive MAP funds to promote their products in the wake of the tariff situation.
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  • Dakota Specialty Enterprises Continues Market Presence in Thailand with Food Export - Midwest

    Dec 30, 2019
    In September 2019, Dakota Specialty Enterprises, Inc., located in Fargo, North Dakota, exhibited at the Food Ingredients Asia Tradeshow in Indonesia and used Food Export - Midwest’s Food Show PLUS!™ services at the show.
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  • Wichita Supplier Utilizes ATP Funds to Enter Canada

    Dec 23, 2019
    In November 2019, Miller’s Inc., located in Wichita, Kansas in the 4th Congressional District, sent product samples as part of Food Export - Midwest’s Consumer Feedback Program at the National Women’s Show in Toronto, Ontario.
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  • Life Plus Style Gourmet Lands In Australia

    Dec 23, 2019
    Earlier this year, Life Plus Style Gourmet, a leading snack and gourmet food company from Valley Stream, New York, secured an impressive order of their full line of their snack products with a high end distributor in Australia. LPS Gourmet received an initial order of $25,000 with the possibility of future orders of $20,000 per month.
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  • Pet Products Producer Strengthens Connections in Europe

    Dec 19, 2019
    In 2018, Lafeber Company, located in Cornell, Illinois in the 16th Congressional District, attended three international tradeshows in Italy, Germany, and France.
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  • Chicago Area Export Management Company Shows Continued Growth Through Branded Program

    Dec 18, 2019
    EquiTrade Group is an exclusive export management company for many American brands, with a primary focus on introducing American food brands to Latin American countries. Domestically, the company serves several manufacturers in market segments such as ready meals/prepared meals, dairy, bakery products, and more.
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  • Grand Traverse Distillery Generates Export Sales

    Dec 12, 2019
    Grand Traverse Distillery (GTD), a premium spirits company located in Traverse City, Michigan, participated in Food Export - Midwest’s Beer, Wine, & Spirits Buyers Mission at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in 2017, 2018, and 2019. GTD also participated in Food Export’s 2019 Market Builder Program for Southeast Asia.
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  • Branded Program Aids Chicago Area Distiller in Expanding Global Operations

    Dec 12, 2019
    Established in 2008, Koval Distillery produces organic whiskeys, gins, and specialty spirits in Chicago's first distillery since the mid-1800s. The distillery promotes a “grain-to-bottle” mentality with every product, leaning on the resources of local farmers and state of the art milling facilities, which has given them the designation as one of America’s leading small batch, independent spirit manufacturers.
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  • Growing Exports to the United Arab Emirates with Food Export's Branded Program

    Dec 11, 2019
    Kronos Foods Corp. a Glendale Heights, Illinois company partners with distributors, brokers, operators and retailers to deliver consistently high-quality products and service combined with culinary and business solutions.
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  • Wisconsin Supplier Expands Export Markets

    Dec 11, 2019
    The Stone Group from Green Bay, Wisconsin, has participated in Food Export – Midwest programs since 2008. They have participated in Buyers Missions, Focused Trade Missions, the Food Export Helpline™, Food Show PLUS!™, webinars and the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program.
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  • Branded Program Continues to Be Driver of Export Success for Wisconsin Dairy Supplier

    Dec 06, 2019
    In June of 2010, CEO and Owner, Brian Slater successfully established Mill Haven Foods in the New Lisbon community where it has thrived ever since. With a wealth of industry experience and knowledge, the Wisconsin based company has grown over the last decade and now boasts a 77,000 square foot facility with over 50 full-time employees all dedicated to providing excellence in the dairy food ingredients sector.
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  • Food Export Helpline™ Produces First-Time Sale to Mexico for Illinois Supplier

    Dec 05, 2019
    Established in 2009, Ying Stoller’s mission of bringing wholesome Asian recipes and ingredients to the world came to fruition when she began bottling her own sauces for consumers.
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  • New York Company Makes First Time Export Sale to Canada

    Dec 03, 2019
    Otamot Foods, located in Brooklyn, New York, is an organic tomato sauce company. Their signature sauce contains ten organic vegetables, including red bell peppers, sweet potatoes and red beets. This “innovative tomato sauce is formulated to deliver maximum nutrition from whole, plant-based foods.”
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  • First-Time Export Sale to Australia for New York Supplier

    Nov 25, 2019
    In 2018, Good Noodles Inc. dba Sfoglini Pasta, located in West Coxsackie, New York, in the 19th Congressional District, participated in Food Export – Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program.
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  • North Dakota Supplier Expands Exports After Buyers Mission

    Nov 21, 2019
    In August of 2018, Premium Gold Flax Products, Inc., from Denhoff, North Dakota participated in Food Export - Midwest’s Midwest Buyers Mission. At the Mission they chose to meet with International Buyers from Antigua, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.
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  • Utilizing Food Show PLUS!™ Services Helps Vermont Supplier Break Into Canadian Natural Food Market

    Nov 21, 2019
    In February of 2019, Brandon, Vermont based Olivia’s Croutons utilized Food Export – Northeast’s Food Show PLUS!™ services at the CHFA West Show in Vancouver, Canada.
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