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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Export Success for Kansas Supplier

by Food Export | Jul 21, 2016
Cereal Ingredients, Inc., an employee-owned specialty ingredients manufacturer, established in 1990 by Robert W. Hatch, is located in Leavenworth, Kansas. Cereal Ingredients, Inc. produces food particulates that add flavor, texture and color to baked goods and cereals, as well as pre-blended mixes to create added flavor and swirl effects in bread products.

Cereal Ingredients, Inc. has multiple worldwide product and process patents. The Company exports to more than 20 countries and was named the 2009 Kansas Exporter of the Year.

In June of 2014, representatives from Cereal Ingredients attended the Food Export's Food Ingredients Buyers Mission at the IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) Show in New Orleans, Louisiana.  During this mission, Cereal Ingredients representatives met with a buyer from Guatemala who needed a bacon flavoring in the mac and cheese powder that the buyer had developed. 

As of July 2016 that relationship has resulted in $13,000 of actual export sales.

This is a first time export sale for Cereal Ingredients Inc. in the Guatemalan 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.

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