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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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Life Plus Style Gourmet Enters Canadian Market

by Food Export | Jul 07, 2016
In May 2015, Life Plus Style Gourmet, LLC, a New York company that is promoting Coney Island Popcorn, secured an order with a major retailer in Canada, shipping 420 cases in ten pallets of four new different types of popcorn flavors, the order was worth $10,000.
Robi Nedboy, Creative Director for Life Plus Style Gourmet, LLC and Food Export contact for the company mentioned that they had been in talks with the Canadian retailer. “Utilizing Food Export’s Branded Program funding [to help with cost of the shipment of samples] we now have a $10,000 order in Canada. Participating in Food Export’s Branded Program is helping us to increase our budget to include targeting all sanctioned U.S. Tradeshows where we can exhibit, and we are hoping to do more international based Trade Missions and shows in 2015; five times more than our first year in the program.”

Life Plus Style Gourmet, LLC is a small grocery wholesaler from Valley Stream, New York that was formed in 2013.The company manufacturers, designs, and packages gourmet food products including coffee, gourmet syrups, cocktail mixers, Himalayan salt, assorted spices and sugars, and recently launched Coney Island Popcorn. Life Plus Style Gourmet LLC has participated in Food Export’s Branded Program, Food Export Helpline, Webinars, numerous Buyers Missions and Focused Trade Missions, and is increasing participation greatly in 2015.
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 May 2015 - Life Plus Style Gourmet, LLC is located in the 4th Congressional District in New York

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