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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Minnesota Supplier Finds Export Success in Japan

by Food Export | Jul 08, 2016
J & J Corp dba Soyko International Inc., from Gary, Minnesota in the 7th Congressional District, began processing and marketing its own seed in 1986. They specialize in the organic industry and international marketing, serving the best quality grain products to the world.

In March 2014, J & J Corp dba Soyko International, Circle C Seeds traveled to Tokyo, Japan to participate in Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ services at the FOODEX show. As part of Food Export’s show services J & J Corp. was introduced to buyers from Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

Food Export’s services helped J & J Corp. to report actual sales of over $175,000 to Japan as a result of this activity, which represents over a 20% increase in sales to the market.

J & J Corp dba Soyko International Inc., has participated in Food Export events and activities since 2011, taking advantage of Food Show PLUS!™ services, attending Focused Trade Missions, webinars and the Online Product Catalog.


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 - J & J Corp dba Soyko International Inc., is located in the 7th Congressional District in Minnesota

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