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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Jimmy Luv Brings the Mix to Peru

by Food Export | Jul 08, 2016
In April 2015, Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the 4th Congressional District, participated in Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program to help offset the costs of exhibiting at the Bar & Nightclub Tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. While there, they met with a buyer from Peru who tasted and was blown away by Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix.

A few weeks after the show, the distributor ordered a few bottles of Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix off of their website for further sampling. Just several months after that, the first export transaction took place when the buyer ordered two pallets of mix to their staging port in Miami worth $3,000.

According to James Roeglin, President and Founder of Jimmy Luv’s, “The buyer called a few weeks ago and said things are going awesome and the response to our products was amazing. We should be receiving our next order before year end.” This is the first export order for Jimmy Luv and they decided to exhibit at the show thanks to the support from Food Export's Branded Program.

James also added, “Without Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program the sale would’ve never happened. With their help and guidance we were able to make our first international sale. We look forward to sharing many more successes in the years to come.”

Jimmy Luv is a producer of Original Blend and Sneaky Hot Bloody Mary Mix for retail and food service sectors.

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 - Jimmy Luv Enterprises LLC is located in the 4th Congressional District in Wisconsin

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