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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Pennsylvania Supplier Projects New Export Sales

by Food Export | Sep 12, 2016
PDB Group LLC dba Absolutely Lobster located in the 2nd Congressional District of Pennsylvania, attended Food Export’s Seafood Buyers Mission at the 2015 Seafood Expo North America.

The event was successful for the Pennsylvania Supplier who gained ten new foreign buyer contacts and reported projected sales of over $150,000 to South Korea, China, Belgium, Taiwan, Brazil and Hong Kong. These sales would mark first-time export market sales to all countries.

Changing the way people think about enjoying lobster tails is what Absolutely Lobster®is doing. Minimally processed for maximum flavor, their packaging ensures that Absolutely Lobster® tails cook in under three minutes, drenched in a lightly seasoned, buttery sauce you can add to pasta, risotto or save for dipping. Absolutely Lobster® tails come from family-owned fisheries with sustainable values to ensure long term lobster populations.  Within 36 hours of being freshly caught, Absolutely Lobster® tails are split, cleaned and frozen -- and never pounded.  

This women-owned and operated company is led by President, Alison Barshak and operated in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. New to Food Export’s Branded Program this supplier utilizes Food Export’s Helpline™, the Online Product Catalog, webinars, and has attended three Buyers Missions to date.

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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