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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  • Iowa Company Utilizes Market Access Program to Expand Exports

    Jan 18, 2017
    Diamond V of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has utilized Food Export’s programs and services for many years to help expand their international business. In particular, they’ve participated in Food Export – Midwest’s Value-Added Feed Ingredient Buyers Mission since 2009 as well as the Branded Program since 1998. Participating in these programs has helped Diamond V achieve strong international business growth.
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  • Illinois Chip Supplier Continues to Expand Export Markets

    Jan 18, 2017
    In July of 2015, NatureStar Foods, Inc. dba Plocky's Fine Snacks, from Hinsdale, Illinois, attended Food Export’s Midwest Buyers Mission where they met with buyers from Australia, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.
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  • The First Step Towards Exporting

    Jan 18, 2017
    In March 2015, JonnyPops LLC, located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, in the 5th Congressional District, attended the Natural Products West Show where they used Food Export-Midwest’s Branded Program to exhibit. It was their first time participating in that trade show and the Branded Program’s generous cost reimbursement enabled the show to be an affordable option. This led to making successful buyer connections and brand promotion. They met two buyers from Taiwan and Australia; which led to promising inquires and projected sales for export.
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  • Cape Cod Provisions

    Jan 18, 2017
    Cape Cod Provisions, a company located on Cape Cod in the town of Pocasset, was able to find success exporting their goods globally through Food Export’s help. By participating in several years of Northeast Buyers Missions hosted by Food Export, they were able to spread the love for Cape Cod into Canada, Peru, Guatemala, and Saudi Arabia through buyer connections. Each market allowed for $5,000 sales. This mission allowed them to export to markets they have entered before as well as new markets.
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  • Branded Program Funding Continues to Help Expand Exports to Mexico

    Jan 18, 2017
    Edlong Dairy Technologies had been working in Mexico since 2000 but in 2013 they began using Branded Program funding primarily for exhibition costs at the Food Technology Summit and Expo. As a result they have seen a 25% increase in revenue since 2012. In addition to securing new business, they have established relationships with the Mexico-based research and development teams of several of the world’s leading brands and are engaged in product development initiatives with these clients. This step is a fundamental driver of Edlong’s business growth.
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  • Branded Program Funding Helps Michigan Supplier Increase Exports to China & Hong Kong

    Jan 18, 2017
    North Bay Produce from Traverse City, Michigan utilized Food Export’s Branded Program funding in 2015 to penetrate East Asia. Knowing their blueberries and apples were a growing demand in the market, the Michigan supplier submitted a marketing plan with their Branded funding request which included plans to attend foreign trade shows and travel to the region.
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  • igourmet Finds Success at the 2016 Korea & Japan Trade Missions

    Jan 18, 2017
    In October 2016, igourmet LLC, located in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, in the 17th Congressional District, participated in the Korea & Japan Trade Missions. Their participation in these trade missions established a new agent relationship in Korea and two new agent relationships in Japan. As a result, igourmet’s Delori Trading division is actively negotiating more than $1,500,000 in new sales contacts with expected sales exceeding $10,000,000 in exports to Korea and Japan.
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  • Ohio Supplier Gains New Export Sales to Colombia

    Jan 18, 2017
    JB’s Sauces is one of two brands owned by Milo’s, founded in 2003 by Jonathan Milo Leal. (The other company is Vino de Milo). Their product offering includes a wide range of salsas and BBQ sauces, all made with Ohio-grown ingredients, and all made from scratch.
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  • Vesta Ingredients Expands Exports to Europe

    Jan 18, 2017
    Founded in 1996 Vesta Ingredients, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana was founded with a single uncompromising focus: to deliver the absolute highest-quality nutritional and nutraceutical ingredients for every customer, and at an unsurpassed value. While Vesta has grown into a premier cGMP and FDA registered full-service provider of nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals, they continue to apply their founding values in every facet of their business.
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  • Michigan Company Combines the Midwest Buyers Mission with the Food Export Helpline™ to Achieve Success

    Jan 18, 2017
    In July 2016, Don Bryant, President of Alden Group, brand owner of LifeOiL Non-GMO Cooking Oils in Farmington Hills, Michigan participated in Food Export’s Midwest Buyers Mission. His one-on-one buyer meetings took place in East Lansing, Michigan. Over the months following the mission, Don followed-up with a number of the international buyers that he met during the meetings. One of these buyers was from a supermarket chain in Cambodia. They were anxious to move forward with purchasing a range of retail packaged, branded non-gmo cooking oils. There were a few challenges to be negotiated and overcome such as pricing and consolidated shipments, but this is where Don utilized Food Export’s Helpline™. By working with Dennis Lynch, he was able to develop a pricing model to ensure that export quotes were profitable for the company. Through Dennis and Helpline™, he was also able to connect with a consolidation service that would help to ensure that his products would reach his customer in Cambodia with the most cost-effective shipping method.
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  • Branded Program Helps New York Supplier Expand Exports

    Jan 18, 2017
    Established in 2009, Fabulous American Beverages focus was to develop and market distilled spirits. Currently producing Kansas Clean Distilled Whiskey, a spirit whiskey focused on differentiation from its competitors through an appreciably distinctive and accessible taste profile.
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  • Building Relationships and Growing Sales

    Jan 18, 2017
    In 2015, Vectra Trading, Inc., located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, participated in Food Export’s Branded Program, which resulted in the creation of 20 buyer/supplier relationships as well as a sale in January 2015 of bread rolls worth $100,000 to the United Arab Eremites. The rolls were sold to be used in the food service distribution channel, and due to this sale, Vectra Trading Inc.’s increased their sales by at least 20 percent.
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  • IAS Corp Finds Success with Food Show PLUS!™ at ANUGA

    Jan 18, 2017
    In October 2015, the International American Supermarket Corp (IAS) located in Piscataway, New Jersey in the 6th Congressional District, participated in Food Export’s Food Show Plus!™ at ANUGA in Germany. Their participation in Food Show Plus!™ resulted in 15 new agent relationships and $1,000,000 in sales.
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  • Branded Program Helps Increase Philadelphia Supplier with Exports to Canada

    Jan 18, 2017
    In 2016, minority owned, Canada Enterprises LLC, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, participated in Food Export’s Branded Program. The Branded Program, funded by the Market Access Program through the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service, provides qualified companies with 50% cost reimbursement for approved international marketing activities. For Canada Enterprises they planned to utilize their funds to promote their products internationally with advertising and attending trade shows.
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  • Missouri Supplier Increases Exports to France

    Jan 18, 2017
    BioZyme Incorporated, from the 6th Congressional District in Missouri, is an innovative company in the agricultural fields of livestock nutrition and animal microbiology. This Saint Joseph, Missouri Supplier of livestock animal feed supplements and ingredients has used the Food Export Branded Program for eight years, and utilized the program in 2015 to focus on growing their export sales to France. While they have been exporting to France for some time, they had previously relied on their distributor to provide the marketing and sales strategies. But with the help of the Market Access Program Branded funds in 2015 they were able to provide the marketing pieces to help increase sales. With a solid marketing strategy in place BioZyme Incorporated noted that there are approximate 3,500,000 dairy cows in France, and they would like to capture 3% of market share over the next 5 years.
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  • "Craft Whiskey of the Year for 2016" Exported from Pennsylvania

    Jan 18, 2017
    In 2015, Mountain Laurel Spirits LLC, located in Bristol, Pennsylvania, in the 8th Congressional District, utilized Food Export’s Branded Program to expand their sales to new international markets. They made sales of their Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey to France, Germany, and the United Kingdom for initial sales valued at $30,000, $15,000, and $5,000 respectively.
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  • Ohio Supplier Increases Exports to the Philippines with Branded Funding

    Jan 18, 2017
    Nutra Source Trading Co. LLC has utilized Food Export’s 50% reimbursement Branded Program since 2009 to expand their export business. Distributing their canned bakery products, the Columbus, Ohio based company uses Food Export’s Branded Program to increase the brand’s presence in the Philippines.
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  • Philadelphia Supplier Exports to South Korea with Branded Program Assistance

    Jan 18, 2017
    Food Export’s Branded Program has helped Classic Cake obtain new export sales to South Korea. In 2015, the Market Access Program funded Branded Program provided funding for the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based supplier to focus on their exporting plan to South Korea.
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  • Popping Export Sales for New Jersey Supplier

    Jan 18, 2017
    Growing up in the Midwest, popping corn was bought from local farmers by Christine Myers, President of Madison Park Foods. After moving East, that same quality popcorn could not be found anywhere. A few years ago, Myers finally located the family farmer who grew this unique heirloom popcorn and decided it was too healthy and delicious to keep to herself. Myers’ husband used his background in the spice trade to formulate seasonings to make this all- American Snack extraordinary, and Madison Park Foods was born.
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  • New Export Success for Pennsylvania Supplier

    Jan 18, 2017
    In January 2016, The Bacon Jams, from West Chester, Pennsylvania, participated in Food Export’s Northeast Buyers Mission. This was the fourth Buyers Mission the company attended since they began working with Food Export in January 2015.
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