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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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FoodSource Has Great Success In Dubai

by Food Export | Jul 07, 2016
In December 2014, FoodSource, Inc., located in Willowbrook, Illinois, in the 11th Congressional District, attended the 2014 Focused Trade Mission to Dubai. They had successful interactions with nine foreign buyers, and forged two distributorships. FoodSource, Inc. also reported expected sales of $2M, which represents a 20% increase in sales, and reported projected sales of $2.2M.

According to Syed Hussain, “This was a worthwhile event in Dubai to attend.  We met qualified international buyers and had a great experience with Food Export’s services in U.A.E.”

FoodSource, Inc. is a global supplier of nuts and dried fruits who represent North American food growers in international markets. They have participated in Food Export activities since 2008, traveling to the Middle East, Thailand and the Philippines with Focused Trade Missions, used Food Show PLUS!™ services at SIAL Paris and the Online Product Catalog.

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 June 2015 - FoodSource, Inc. is located in the 11th Congressional District in Illinois

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