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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Spicing Up the Summer Fancy Foods Buyers Mission

by Food Export | Jul 08, 2016
Food Export’s Summer Fancy Foods Buyers Mission is an annual event that represents one of their most important specialty products Buyers Missions in the U.S. This Buyers Mission offers U.S. suppliers the opportunity to meet in a face-to-face setting with pre-screened, pre-qualified international specialty food buyers from all over the world.

The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food trade event in North America and the leading showcase of industry innovation, bringing specialty food's top manufacturers, buyers, and thought leaders together under one roof for three days of delectable discovery, with more than 180,000 products, 25,000 buyers, and 2,500 exhibitors.

Gringo Jack’s of Manchester Center, Vermont, knows how to spice things up – with their products and their marketing tactics, thus they decided to participate in Food Export’s Summer Fancy Foods Buyers Mission. Prior to the mission Michele Kropp, COO/CMO of Gringo Jack’s selected ten buyers that she wanted an opportunity to meet with to present their BBQ sauce, salsa, Tortilla chips and ethnic sauces.

With Gringo Jack’s decision to participate in Food Export’s Specialty Foods Buyers Mission at the Summer Fancy Food Show  in June of 2014 they helped increased their export sales to Canada. Their post activity evaluations noted $4,000 in actual sales to Canada and another $8,000 to France. At the event they also made ten international buyer contacts.GringoJack

This bunch from Vermont knows how to do BBQ, salsas and chips better than anyone. Spices, textures and flavors that “knock your socks off!” And they do it all natural, no preservatives, just fresh and authentic ingredients. For more information about this exciting company and their products you can visit their website at

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 June 2015 - Gringo Jack's is located in the State of Vermont

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