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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Caribbean Sales for Indiana Supplier Clabber Girl

by Food Export | Jul 06, 2016
In June 2014, Eric Gloe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Clabber Girl traveled to Miami, Florida to attend Food Export’s Caribbean & Central American Buyers Mission. This would be the sixth time Clabber Girl attended this Food Export Buyers Mission. Why does Clabber Girl continue to return to this event? “Food Export puts together a great group of qualified buyers that are engaged and prepared to buy,” stated Gloe after last year’s event.

While having success in past years, at the 2014 mission, Clabber Girl was able to report actual sales to Jamaica for $8,000 and they project another $20,000 in sales over the next six months. This sale would also represent a first-time sale to the market and an increase of over 20% in sales to the market.

Clabber Girl Corporation grew from the original business that was incorporated over 150 years ago. By 1879 Clabber Girl was manufacturing a variety of products, including spices, coffees, and baking powder under many different brand names. By 1899 Clabber brand baking powder was introduced, and today the Clabber Girl brand, as renamed in 1923, is distributed nationwide and to many different countries around the world. The business has expanded its foodservice offerings to include baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, and the Royal brand products which include cheesecakes, puddings and gelatins. Industrial formulations are designed specifically for the foodservice industry. As a manufacturer of food products, Clabber Girl continues to address the needs of the food industry by providing the first peanut-free manufacturing facility in the United States. For more information please visit their website at:

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 - Clabber Girl Corporation is from the 8th Congressional District in Indiana

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