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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Branded Funded Exhibition Leads to Rapid Growth in Mexico

by Food Export | Jul 06, 2016
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 Expo in 2013 and 2014. As a result they have seen a 20% increase in revenue since 2012.

In addition to securing new business, they have established relationships with the Mexico-based research & 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.  “Our current and expected future growth is requiring us to expand our sales presence as well, and we’ll be adding another sales manager to our staff in Cuernavaca,” explains Laurette Rondenet-Smith, President and CEO.

Edlong Dairy Technologies of Elk Grove Village, Illinois is the global food industry’s most comprehensive resource for dairy flavor technologies. Founded in 1914, the company assists customers at every stage of product development, offering technical collaboration, formulation expertise and customized solutions. It also develops and markets Cheese, Butter, Milk, Cream, Cultured, Sweet Dairy and Masking and Mouthfeel flavors, backed by personal, responsive, reliable service. Edlong is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and is one of Chicago’s and the Nation’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For™.

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 August 2015 - Edlong Dairy Technologies is located in the 8th Congressional District in Illinois

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