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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Grandma Mae's Country Naturals Abundant Exports

by Food Export | Jul 11, 2016
With their corporate headquarters located in Newark, Delaware, administrative offices in New York, New York, and their production being done in Sherburne, New York, Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals has been able to make an abundant amount of pet food for markets all across the globe.

During March of 2014, the company attended the Pet Food Buyers Mission at the Global Pet Expo.  At the show, the company made sales of $10,000 to markets in South Korea, $10,000 to markets in Taiwan, $35,000 to markets in China, and $75,000 to markets in Hong Kong.  The company also projected an estimate of $385,000 in export sales for 2016. There were three new distributorships and four new buyer/supplier contacts.   This event was a great way for the company to meet new buyers and gain sales with new companies.   

Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals
is known for their specially formulated dry dog and cat food that is manufactured in upstate New York, with cans being made in New Jersey and South Dakota. The dry pet food and canned pet foods combines protein with other natural ingredients.  There is no dairy, corn, soy, or wheat in any of their pet food formulas.   

The Corporate Headquarters for Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals is located in Newark, Delaware. Their administrative offices are at 340 East 93rd Street, New York, New York (the 12th Congressional District and the food is made in Sherburne, New York in the 22nd Congressional District.

A Food Export Branded Program participant since 2013, Grandma Mae’s used allocated funds in 2015 to boost export sales to China. Using the approved funds to market their product in this international market they were able to acquire new sales of $50,000, which is an increase of 20% in sales to this market.

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 March 2016 - Grandma Mae's Country Naturals is located in the 22nd & 12th Congressional District in New York and also in the State of Delaware

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