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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Longtime Chicago Fixture Continues to Grow

by Food Export | Jul 06, 2016
Vienna Beef Ltd. has been a family managed and owned operation located in Chicago, Illinois since 1893. Vienna Beef took advantage of the 50% reimbursement through the Branded Program to establish a new partnership with a new distributor in Kuwait interested in their hot dogs, soups and chili. They signed up for the Branded Program in 2015; and it has gained much success. Vienna Beef export business has grown by $300,000 in one year.

Youssef Elayyadi of Vienna Beef explains that the program allows them to gather key information about markets such as market scan and assist with travel to exhibit at international food shows.

He goes on to say “Vienna Beef’s experience so far with Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast is great. We receive prompt responses and support on a daily basis and provide our export business a great concierge-like business relationship at our disposal.  We highly recommend companies to utilize this service and are honored to be part of it”.

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 - Vienna Beef Ltd. is located in the 5th Congressional District in Illinois

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