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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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Joe Tea Finds Success in Brazil & Chile

by Food Export | Jul 06, 2016
Joe Tea, located in Upper Montclair, NJ, in the 11th Congressional District, participated in Food Export’s Focused Trade Mission to Brazil for Retail and Food Service Products in August of 2013. As a result of that trade mission, Joe Tea made $275,000 in sales to Brazil, and has sold $63,000 worth of product to Chile. These successful sales contributed to the company hiring four more employees, and it created more jobs for the shippers, manufactures, farmers, and suppliers that help supply Joe Tea’s products.

Joe Tea sells flavored teas, lemonade, and kettle cooked potato chips.  Peach, Lemon, Raspberry, and Ginseng, are just some of the flavored teas that they sell. Their chip flavors include:  Sea Salt and Vinegar, Sweet Potato, Jalapeno, Barbeque, Salt and Pepper, and Sour Cream and Onion.  All of Joe Tea’s kettle cooked potato chips use all natural ingredients.

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 - The Two Little Guys Company/Joe Tea is from the 11th Congressional District in New Jersey

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