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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U.S. Pet Food Supplier Makes International Connection

by Food Export | Jul 07, 2016
Premium Nutritional Products, Inc. a family owned company located Shawnee, Kansas in the 3rd Congressional District, has been taking advantage of the 50% reimbursement through the Branded Program for a number of years.

Using the Branded Program to exhibit at the 2010 InterZoo Show in Germany, Premium Nutritional Products was able to partner with a Spanish company for the distribution of their pet food. The distributor has provided the company with just short of $2 million in purchases since their meeting at the tradeshow 2010. The success has allowed them to increase their production line which increases the company’s production of bulk ingredients.

Jennifer McDaniel, of Premium Nutritional Products credits Food Export and the Branded Program for their continued success. “By participating it has allowed us to attend multiple international shows that we normally we might not attend.  As a result from these tradeshows we have increased our overall sales and the countries that we are distributed in. This attendance also allows us to meet with current distributors and help grow that relationship, which results in increased sales.  It has also allowed us to incorporate multiple foreign languages on our packaging, which has increased our sales internationally.  The representatives of Food Export Midwest have always been a pleasure to work with and have been extremely helpful with any questions or claims that we have.  Overall, this program has allowed us to expand our distribution coverage and increase sales over the past years.”  
Premium Nutritional Products Inc, Zupreem brand manufactures food for zoo animals and specialty pets. Since 1964, Zupreem has been dedicated to producing innovative, high–quality products for the health and longevity of animals worldwide.

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 August 2015 - Premium Nutritional Products, Inc. is located in the 3rd Congressional District in Kansas

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