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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Rabbit Creek Products Continue to Grow In Canada

by Food Export | Jul 06, 2016
A meeting with a buyer eight years ago kicked off Rabbit Creek Gourmet Products’ exports to Canada. To help develop this relationship, the company looked to Food Export programs for assistance. Owner, Donna Cook, attributes the doubling of the company’s export sales to the Canadian market to the support provided by Food Export.

The company started with Food Export programs in 2002 but has become more active since 2011. That November, Cook attended a National Export Initiative “Why Export” seminar in Overland Park, Kansas which was designed to increase exporter awareness for small businesses. Since then, the company has utilized Buyers Missions, Food Show PLUS!TM, the Food Export HelplineTM, educational webinars and the Branded Program for assistance with marketing and promoting their products to India and Germany as well.

Cook mentioned, “Food Export has always been there when I needed help. Whether it was answering questions I had about different markets, to providing one-on-one meetings with buyers. Their service has helped my business grow.”

Rabbit Creek Gourmet Products, a Louisburg, Kansas company, produces gourmet products including bakery items, food and drink mixes, dips and spices as well as specialty items. Its owner, Donna Cook, was Kansas’ business woman of the year in 1995.

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 - Rabbit Creek Gourmet Products is located in the 2nd Congressional District in Kansas

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