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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New Exports to Jamaica for Indiana Supplier

by Food Export | Jul 29, 2016
In June of 2015, Eric Gloe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Clabber Girl traveled to Miami to participate in the Caribbean & Central American Buyers Mission for Retail & Food Service Products.

These meetings helped the Indiana supplier gain new export sales to Jamaica in the amount of $20,000 in 2015.  When we checked back in with Mr. Gloe, those sales had grown to $40,000 in 2016 as of July.

Clabber Girl has worked with Food Export Association since 2001, participating in Buyers Missions, attending Focused Trade Missions, utilizing Food Show PLUS!™ services, attending state seminars, webinars and participating in the Branded Program.

Clabber Girl Corporation grew from the original business that was incorporated over 150 years ago. By 1879 Clabber Girl was manufacturing a variety of products, including spices, coffees, and baking powder under many different brand names. By 1899 Clabber brand baking powder was introduced, and today the Clabber Girl brand, as renamed in 1923, is distributed nationwide and to many different countries around the world. The business has expanded its foodservice offerings to include baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, and the Royal brand products which include cheesecakes, puddings and gelatins. Industrial formulations are designed specifically for the foodservice industry. As a manufacturer of food products, Clabber Girl continues to address the needs of the food industry by providing the first peanut-free manufacturing facility in the United States.

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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