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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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New Hampshire Company Continues to Find Export Success at Buyers Missions

by Food Export | Jul 11, 2016
In 2015, Original Gourmet Food Company, from Salem, New Hampshire, attended three Food Export Buyers Mission where they acquired export sales over $1.5M. These sales helped the New Hampshire supplier increase export sales over 20% in three different international markets.

The most notable success was achieved at Food Export’s Sweets and Snacks Buyers Mission in May at the 2015 Sweets and Snacks Expo where the supplier met with very interested buyers from Chile, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. Projected sales post event totaled $900,000 to these four markets.

Original Gourmet also attended Food Export’s Northeast Buyers Mission in Boston in January and Specialty Foods Buyers Mission at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show in July.
Original Gourmet Food Company produces confections for the specialty, retail and food service industries. Their signature lollipops are marked by bold colors and creamy swirls and can be found in 24 unique flavors. The company has been working with Food Export USA since 2004 to grow their presence in a variety of international markets.

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 February 2016 - Original Gourmet Food Company is located in the 2nd Congressional District in New Hampshire     

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