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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New York Supplier Expands Exports to Jamaica

by Food Export | Jul 08, 2016
In September of 2014, American Food Service, from Boonville, the 21st Congressional District of New York, attended the Focused Trade Mission to Northern Caribbean for Retail and Food Service Products. American Food Service participation helped them met with over thirty different buyers from Jamaica and the Bahamas.

During the one-on-one meetings at the mission, Gerard Chin-a-Kwie of American Food Service met with a Jamaican buyer who was very interested in snack products being supplied. In March, they made a sale of Tesi Bon snack products worth $8,000.

American Food Service is a distributor of snacks foods and confectionary products for small and medium-sized companies as well as many large national brands.  They have a wide variety of product lines including chips, popcorn, ice cream, sauces/syrups, cookies, crackers, drinks, and cereals.  American Food Service considers themselves a flexible organization that focuses on changes in the market, and their product range is constantly updated to meet the demands of a given market.  

The New York supplier has utilized Food Export’s services since 1998 attending Buyers Missions, Focused Trade Missions, Food Show PLUS!™ services, using the Online Product Catalog, and being featured in Food Export’s U.S. FoodLink publication.

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 - American Food Service, Inc. is located in the 21st Congressional District in New York

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