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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Maine Seafood Supplier Increases Export Sales

by Food Export | Jan 18, 2017
In April, Calendar Islands Maine Lobster LLC participated in Food Export’s 2016 Seafood Trade Show at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium. During the show Calendar Islands was introduced to qualified buyers by Food Export’s on-site assisting staff and their In-Market Representatives.

As a result the seafood supplier from Maine was able to say the show yielded $776,250 in sales to the United Kingdom, $122,087 to Switzerland and $112,500 to Denmark.

Calendar Islands Maine Lobster Company is dedicated to providing their customers with the most delectable, gourmet Maine Lobster fare. Owned by 38 dedicated Maine lobstermen and experienced gourmets their company has created an exciting marriage of culinary distinction and the Maine lobster fishery’s more than 100-year history of tradition, quality, conservation, and sustainability. Consumers of their gourmet lobster meals can dine guilt-free, knowing that the Maine Lobster is harvested sustainably, ensuring the future of both the lobster and the lobster fishing way of life. At Calendar Islands Maine Lobster, they are proud to be part of a generations-old fishing tradition with a strong island ethic. Many of them come from families with a long history of lobster fishing and have been on the sea for decades.

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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