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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Ohio Supplier Gains New Export Sales to Colombia

by Food Export | Jan 18, 2017
JB’s Sauces is one of two brands owned by Milo’s, founded in 2003 by Jonathan Milo Leal. (The other company is Vino de Milo). Their product offering includes a wide range of salsas and BBQ sauces, all made with Ohio-grown ingredients, and all made from scratch.

Last year Milo’s utilized Food Export’s Branded Program to explore new export markets in South America. The company knew they needed to advertise and make label/product modifications to be able to compete in the market and their funding helped defer 50% of their approved expenses.

This past March, Milo’s Whole World Gourmet was able to report new sales over $2,800 to Colombia and project another $8,000 in sales over the next twelve months. This was also a new international market for Milo’s as it was a first-time sale to the market. (Congrats, Milo’s!)

Milo’s Whole World Gourmet, LLC has participated in Food Export programs and activities since 2013, utilizing the Branded Program, attending Buyers Missions and Focused Trade Missions, using Market Builder product resources, the Online Product Catalog and the Food Export Helpline™. They work with retail and private label market segments.

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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