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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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Western New York Company Enters Korean Market

by Food Export | Mar 03, 2017
Western New York Food Products, Inc. a Food Export participant since 2012, who produces Jake’s Grillin Coffee Rubs and Barbeque Sauces, was able to secure a Korean buyer from participating and exhibiting with Market Access Program Branded funds at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.

Joe Moran, Owner of the New York Company who markets the Jake’s Grillin Barbeque line, mentioned, “We made contact with folks from Korea at the Fancy Food Show in New York City in 2014.  They asked us to send samples, and we sent a ton of them, some got broken in the process, but we resent them at their request. We provided the necessary paperwork of how the process works to make our products and disclose our ingredients, required shelf life testing and special label efforts.” Moran also mentioned that, “Our first purchase order was received in January of 2017, and the product was picked up in February of 2017. The first order of Jake’s Grillin Barbeque Sauces, Coffee Barbeque sauces, and Bourbon Barbeque sauces, was an order for $13,500. It has been a lot of work, but thanks to Food Export’s Branded Program and the exposure at Fancy Food, we have succeeded!”

Jake's Grillin' is the premier maker of coffee rubs, barbeque sauces and marinades. “Nothing your grandma couldn’t pronounce…just a perfectly blended mix of pure coffee grounds and special spices.” Made specifically from well tested formulated recipes in New York, all Jake’s Grillin products are all natural, gluten free, low in sodium, and proudly made in the U.S.A.


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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