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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 Jersey Supplier Increases Exports to Brazil

by Food Export | Aug 02, 2016
Joe Tea, located in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, in the 11th Congressional District, participated in Food Export’s Winter Fancy Foods Buyers Mission in January of 2014. As a result of participating in that Buyers Mission, Joe Tea made $30,000 in sales to Brazil and projects to have $100,000 more in sales to the market over the next twelve months.

This successful sale helps contribute to the company hiring four more employees, and it created more jobs for the shippers, manufactures, farmers, and suppliers that help supply Joe Tea’s products.

Joe Tea sells flavored teas, lemonade, and kettle cooked potato chips.  Peach, Lemon, Raspberry, and Ginseng, are just some of the flavored teas that they sell. Their chip flavors include:  Sea Salt and Vinegar, Sweet Potato, Jalapeno, Barbeque, Salt and Pepper, and Sour Cream and Onion.  All of Joe Tea’s kettle cooked potato chips use all natural ingredients.

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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.

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