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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Exports Grow for Joshua Tree Skin Care

by Food Export | Jul 11, 2016
Joshua Tree Skin Care, located in Brighton, Michigan, in the 8th Congressional District, exhibited at the OutDoor Germany Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany July 15-18, 2015. Using Branded Program funding for 50% reimbursement on booth fees and travel costs, two company representatives were able to travel to the show and meet with numerous international buyers.

As a result of exhibiting at this show, a distributor from the United Kingdom placed an opening order of $8,300 in September, 2015. Of this recent experience, David Lawrence, business and operations manager for Joshua Tree, stated “this is the first time we’ve had an established distributor in the UK. Food Export's Branded Program was the only thing that enabled us the opportunity to exhibit at the show.”

Throughout 2015, Joshua Tree has also utilized the Food Export – Midwest Online Product Catalog to market its unique goods. The company’s collection of organic lip balms, lotions, soaps, healing salves, and face sticks attract the attention of a wide array of customers who lead an active outdoor lifestyle. Current export markets for Joshua Tree include Germany, Japan, Russia, and most recently, the United Kingdom.

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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 - Joshua Tree Products LLC is located in the 8th Congressional District in Michigan     

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