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 Private Label Business for Wisconsin Supplier

by Food Export | Nov 23, 2016
Located in Mayville, Wisconsin, the heart of cheese country, Old Fashioned Cheese has grown from a local cheese producer into an international consumer products company with a continually expanding variety of popular snacks, spreads, sauces, condiments and cheeses. Since 1979 their passion remains the same, “to bring our customers only the best new and convenient great tasting cheese based products that are made with old fashioned quality.”

Last November, Old Fashioned Cheese traveled to Rosemont, Illinois to participate in Food Export’s Private Buyers Mission at the Private Label Manufacturers Association Show. At the Mission they met with buyers from Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea, buyers they selected to meet with based on their offered products and the buyers’ interests.

These meetings helped the Wisconsin supplier gain new export sales to Saudi Arabia in the amount of $200,000. The buyer from the Malaysia was also very interested in Old Fashioned Cheese’s products and that resulted in $20,000 of sales, a sale that marks a first time export sale to the market.

Old Fashioned Foods has worked with Food Export Association since 1997, Buyers Missions, Focused Trade Missions, utilizing Food Show PLUS!™ services, the Online Product Catalog and participating in the Branded Program.

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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