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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Iowa Company Expands Markets at Vitafoods Eurpoe Tradeshow

by Food Export | Jul 08, 2016
In May 2015, Biova LLC, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, in the 3rd Congressional District, attended the Vitafoods Europe nutraceutical event where they used Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ Services to help fuel market expansion.

From the VitaFoods event, Biova was able to secure two new markets: UK and Turkey. Further, they connected with 12 new prospects at the show and are in development with six, which, “…seem like really good, solid pieces of business,” says Matt Stegenga, Biova’s President.

According to Stegenga, “We plan to use Food Show PLUS!™ to help target Southeast Asia given the service’s contribution to success at VitaFoods.”

Biova products all-natural egg membrane ingredients for consumer packaged goods development across animal health and human health markets, including cosmetics and dietary supplements.

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 December 2015 - Biova, LLC is located in the 3rd Congressional District in Iowa 

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