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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Increased Exports to South Korea

by Food Export | Jul 05, 2016
International Sourcing Group Ltd. (ISG) located in Cleveland, Ohio, specializes in sourcing goods, designing products, and managing distribution for clients. With products in over 7000 retail locations, they utilize a network of reliable distributors all over the globe. International Sourcing Group Ltd. has been an avid participant in many Food Export events. They have attended and utilized over 15 events and services to help raise export sales.

Recently in 2014, International Sourcing Group Ltd. (ISG) attended Food Export’s Midwest Buyers Mission. In no time, relationships blossomed and new contacts were made with South Korea. Making it their first time export to Korea, International Sourcing Group Ltd made sales of $100,000. ISG has been sourcing more product since.

These Buyers Missions, like the Food Export Midwest Buyers Mission, bring qualified international buyers to the U.S. to meet with U.S. suppliers. These events create great opportunities for parties to meet one-on-one and build strong export relationships.Tim Morgan of ISG says “they are a great help and a cost effective way to test the water in a number of countries.”

Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products; as these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.

Story written July 2015 - International Sourcing Group Ltd. (ISG) is from the 14th Congressional District in Ohio

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