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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Cape Cod Provisions

by Food Export | Jan 18, 2017
Cape Cod Provisions, a company located on Cape Cod in the town of Pocasset, was able to find success exporting their goods globally through Food Export’s help. By participating in several years of Northeast Buyers Missions hosted by Food Export, they were able to spread the love for Cape Cod into Canada, Peru, Guatemala, and Saudi Arabia through buyer connections. Each market allowed for $5,000 sales. This mission allowed them to export to markets they have entered before as well as new markets.

Cape Cod Provisions was created in 1996, beginning as a simple cranberry candy from where cranberry bogs are most prominent. Now the company has three specialty chocolate and fruit confections brands. Products include chocolate covered fruits, truffles, chocolate bars with fruit and signature Cranberry Bog Frogs® and Cape Cod Cranberry Candy™.  This company continues to grow throughout the country with products sold everywhere from produce markets to national retailers to online gift basket companies. With the July 2016 acquisition by Cape Cod Sweets, the company’s confections will continue to be enjoyed on a global scale and the Northeast Buyers Mission will remain a key component of their plan for export success.

Working with Food Export the company has attended several buyers’ missions such as the Summer Fancy Food Show, Sweets and Snacks Buyers Mission, Specialty Food Buyers Mission, Northeast Buyers Mission and more. They are also active participants In Food Exports Online Catalog, educational webinars, and the Food Export Helpline.

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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