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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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Chance Meeting For New York Supplier In the Dominican Republic

by Food Export | Jul 11, 2016
In January 2016, Life Plus Style Gourmet, LLC, a New York company that is promoting Coney Island Popcorn, secured a small order with a major retailer in the Dominican Republic, shipping a pallet of four different popcorn flavors.

Robi Nedboy, Creative Director for the Life Plus Style Gourmet LLC mentioned that it was a meeting by chance on the 2015 Food Export Focused Trade Mission to the Dominican Republic this past October that occurred. “The buyer did not have a scheduled meeting with us, but towards the end of the mission, after the buyer was attracted by our packaging, we were approached to have a meeting, and three months later we now have shipped our first order to them,” Nedboy said.

Life Plus Style Gourmet, LLC is a small grocery wholesaler from Valley Stream, New York that was formed in 2013. The company designs, manufacturers, and packages gourmet food products including coffee, gourmet syrups, cocktail mixers, Himalayan salt, assorted spices and sugars, and recently launched Coney Island Popcorn. Life Plus Style Gourmet LLC has participated in Food Export’s Branded Program, Food Export Helpline™, Webinars, numerous Buyers Missions and Focused Trade Missions, and is increasing participation greatly in 2016.

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 January 2016 - Life Plus Style Gourmet LLC is located in the 4th Congressional District in New York

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