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.

  • Developing Relationships in New Market for Dairy Producer

    Jun 23, 2017
    In December of 2016, DairiConcepts, located in Springfield, Missouri, in the 7th Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Focused Trade Mission to Dubai for Retail and Food Service Products where they received pre-event research into the market, a market briefing by the local USDA and one on one meetings with buyers from GCC-6 (Gulf Cooperation Council consisting of: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates). As a result of this show they are projecting sales to start emerging for the GCC-6 region. During the mission DairiConcepts had created four new foreign contacts as well as they developed a new agent relationship.
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  • Ohio Pet Food Company Grows Export Sales

    Jun 23, 2017
    In 2016, Blackwood Pet Food, LLC located in Lisbon, Ohio, in the 6th Congressional District, participated in Food Export’s Branded Program where they utilized $110,000 of the Market Access Program funding to help them create export sales of $6,000,000. Currently, they have distributors in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
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  • Nature's Logic Utilizes Tradeshows to Expand Globally

    Jun 22, 2017
    Nature’s Logic, a Lincoln, Nebraska based business in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District has been in the business of providing the highest quality pet food products made entirely from whole foods since its founding in 2005. Nature’s Logic was the first pet food of its kind to offer entirely natural pet food solutions, with no chemically synthesized supplementation like many other products on the market. Our pets are family, and they deserve only the highest quality nutrition. Although Nature’s Logic is a relatively young business, being established for only 12 years, they have developed a brand with a global impact. Nature’s Logic exports their products to five countries, sources their ingredients from seven U.S. states, and has manufacturing facilities in three Midwestern states.
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  • Making Waves Around the World

    Jun 21, 2017
    In March 2016, Lund Fisheries Inc., located in Cape May, New Jersey attended Food Export’s Seafood Buyers Mission at 2017 Seafood Expo North America where they had one-on-one meetings with buyers from around the world looking for different types of fish, seafood, and seafood related products and services. During the meetings the New Jersey Supplier made a sale of seafood products worth $1.75 million to five different buyers from four different countries. Every sale made represented a 20% increase as well as helping Lund’s Fisheries to make 5 new foreign contacts made. On top of the $1.75 million in sales at the show they projected to do another $4 million in sales in the foreseeable future.
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  • Missouri Supplier Expands Exports with Help From the Market Access Program

    Jun 21, 2017
    Founded in 1992 as a functional ingredient manufacturing company, RIBUS, Inc. supplies natural and organic rice ingredients to food, beverage, dietary supplement and pet companies around the world. Based in Saint Louis, Missouri in the 2nd Congressional District, RIBUS produces rice-based ingredients, which provide solutions for conventional, natural and certified organic foods. By utilizing the entire grain (the hull and bran), they are helping to sustain the earth.
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  • Rhode Island Supplier Expands Exports to China with Food Show PLUS!™ Services from Food Export

    Jun 19, 2017
    Founded in 1980, The Town Dock has steadily grown over the last 36 years. This amazing growth has added to Rhode Island’s fishing industry and created new jobs in that sector.
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  • New Export Market For Kansas Supplier

    Jun 19, 2017
    Joseph G Toenjes was born and raised in the Midwest and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Latin America from an early age. The idea of sharing the quality of U.S. wines, brews and spirits with neighboring countries inspired Joseph to found St. Amand. St. Amand New World wines, brews, and spirits were born of a passion for all that the U.S. market has to offer in terms of innovation and quality combined with a fascination for the amazing cultures and languages of Latin America and the Caribbean.
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  • Rosina Foods Gain Sales with Food Export's Rep Finder

    Jun 15, 2017
    Rosina Foods Products Inc., located in Buffalo, New York, in the 26th Congressional District, has continued to work and utilize services and programs provided by Food Export Northeast since 2000. This past March the company used Food Export’s Rep Finder to explore opportunities in Costa Rica. This allowed Rosina Food Products to have meetings with a select group of targeted importers. These meetings were a great success for the company as they were able to gain a sale of $100,000 of their assorted frozen products into Costa Rica.
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  • First Time Export Sale to Costa Rica for New York Supplier

    Jun 13, 2017
    Rosina Foods Products Inc. from Buffalo, New York has been a Food Export USA – Northeast Branded Program participant for several years. The company has used the 50% reimbursement funding for a variety of activities including making label modifications, advertising, conducting international trade seminars, freight charges and promotional displays.
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  • Missouri Supplier Gains Export Success on Focused Trade Mission

    Jun 12, 2017
    US International Foods, based in Saint Louis, Missouri, specializes in exporting high quality food and grocery products from the United States to growing markets around the world. Knowing the demand for US food products is rising internationally, they specialize in the distribution of American-made food products around the world.
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  • Belmont Foods Gains Exports to Japan

    Jun 12, 2017
    Utilizing the Market Access Program funded Food Export Branded Program for three years has helped Illinois based Belmont Foods significantly expand their export sales to the Asian rim. Their strong marketing plan demonstrates their focus on the region with trade show plans and a strategy to build company and product recognition with sample and demo product promotions.
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  • Michigan Supplier Increaes Exports to Cananda

    Jun 12, 2017
    In May of 2016, LorAnn Oils, from Lansing, Michigan, attended and exhibited at the Bakery Showcase in Toronto, Canada where they connected with multiple interested buyers from the country. Gaining 15 new foreign contacts and gaining exposure for their baking and flavoring emulsions and concentrated baking flavorings was a key achievement for the supplier.
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  • North Dakota Company Grows Export Sales

    Jun 08, 2017
    In 2016, JM Grain Inc. located in Garrison, North Dakota, participated in Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ at SIAL Paris. There with the help of their Market Access Program (MAP) funded Food Show PLUS!™ services they made over 100 foreign contacts and reported actual sales of $2,386,000 and are projected to have total export sales of $5,000,000.
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  • Live Lobster Wholesaler, Maine Coast, Expands Global Operations With Help of Continuous Participation in Food Export Programs

    Jun 07, 2017
    Established in 2011 and headquartered in York, Maine, Maine Coast is a live lobster wholesaler which has successfully tapped into growing demand of live lobster on a global stage. The company has a holding capacity for 180,000 pounds of live lobster between its facilities in York and Boston, Massachusetts, and employs 50 people year-round company-wide. In 2015 the company was also a recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Exporter of the Year for Maine.
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  • US Greens Grows Success

    May 31, 2017
    In 2016, US Greens, LLC, located in Larned, Kansas, in the 1st Congressional District, saw great success due to MAP (Market Access Program) funding. They attended trade shows and developed 10 new international customers with help from Food Export’s Branded Program funding. The export buyers they met with were from 9 different countries. They have received orders from five--Belgium, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and Hong Kong. Overall to date, due to MAP, they have sold approximately $211,000 internationally. What success!
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  • Wisconsin Craft Brewer Makes Sale to Taiwan

    May 19, 2017
    Minhas Craft Brewery of Monroe, Wisconsin participated in Food Export’s Midwest Buyers Mission in Madison, Wisconsin in August of 2016. While there, they connected with a Taiwanese buyer and made their first export sale to the buyer with additional assistance through the Food Export Helpline™.
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  • Branded Program Continues to Help Increase Exports to Mexico for Michigan Cooperative

    May 18, 2017
    Cooperative Elevator Co. is an agricultural cooperative situated in Michigan's "thumb" - a rich agricultural region offering fertile soils, tiled fields, adequate rainfall, and temperatures moderated by Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay. Since 2005, Cooperative Elevator Co. has been using Food Export’s Branded Program to modify their packaging for the Mexico market. Each year, the packaging must be modified to prevent others from copying the packaging and producing counterfeits
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  • New Export Market for Experienced North Dakota Exporter

    May 10, 2017
    In June 2015, Premium Gold Flax Products, Inc., from Denhoff, North Dakota participated in Food Export’s Specialty Foods Buyers Mission at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show. At the Mission they chose to meet with International Buyers from Antigua, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland and Israel.
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  • Market Access Program Funds Help Ohio Supplier Increase Exports

    May 10, 2017
    1-2-3 Gluten Free started using Food Export programs and services in 2004 and is now exporting to six countries. The company’s newest export endeavor stemmed from its participation in the Branded Program for an internationally attended trade show. Founder, Kim Ullner, got her products in front of several international buyers including one from Australia. “The buyer from Australia has committed to purchasing three containers of our baking mixes, which represents well over $93,000 in sales.”
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  • Brooklyn Supplier Utilizes Branded Funds to Expand Exports

    May 10, 2017
    An idea in 2013 helped create Brooklyn, New York-based ProFormance Foods, Inc.’s latest Protes Protein Chips. This revolutionary protein-based chip is the product of two college friends who realized a need for protein-dense snacks that were different from the oversaturated market of protein bars and shakes.
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