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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Food Ingredients Buyers Mission Helps Missouri Supplier Expand Export Sales

by Food Export | Jul 07, 2016
During June of 2014, companies attended the Food Ingredients Buyers Mission at the IFT Show in New Orleans, LA. The show as a whole was extremely successful with total sales from the event being $2.95 million and the projected sales were $3.6 million. In addition, thirteen companies saw over a 20% increase in sales.

One of the many companies who attended and prospered from the event was Heartland Farms Dairy from Saint Louis, Missouri.  From the show, the company had $120,000 in projected sales and made eight new buyer contacts.  The projected sales were in South Korea’s and India’s markets.  Located in Saint Louis, Missouri, in the 2nd Congressional District, the Heartland Farms Dairy sells a variety of cheeses, butters, milk, and milk powder.  Founded in 2003, the family owned company is known for being the Midwest’s most respected dairy marketers.
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 September 2015 - Heartland Farms Dairy is located in the 2nd Congressional District in Missouri

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