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 Export Helpline™ Saves Supplier From Scam

by Food Export | Jul 08, 2016
Whether you’re new to exporting or have experience there are always specific issues and questions that are unique to your company, products, and export markets. With the Food Export Helpline™, you’ll speak with Dennis Lynch, an industry expert who’ll put his more than thirty years of experience to work for you. There are no canned answers, only insightful, customized advice specifically for you.

This past June, Christie Peterson, International Development at Kent Precision Foods Group of Saint Louis, Missouri, came in contact with an overseas scam. After believing a buyer from Togo was legitimate and forthright, the two were engaged in conversation for a sale. When the “buyer” started asking for unfamiliar forms to be completed Christie started to question this ‘companies’ intentions. So Christie contacted Dennis Lynch via the Food Export Helpline™ and detailed the story to him and after some investigating they discovered this ‘buyer’ was not legitimate. Kent Precision was happy that they did not invest any more time or lose any money shipping product overseas. Christie thanked Dennis for his investigation and stated, “You are a miracle worker, Dennis – thank you so very much for your assistance!”

Kent Precision Foods Group, located in Saint Louis, Missouri, is a producer of a huge selection of sauces, seasonings, dressing, desserts and more.

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 November 2015 - Kent Precision Foods Group Inc.. is located in the 2nd Congressional District in Missouri

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