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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Branded Program Helps Vermont Supplier Achieve Export Success to India

by Food Export | Mar 10, 2017
Agri-Mark, Inc./Cabot Creamery Coop., located in Waitsfield, Vermont, has utilized Food Export’s Branded Program since 2002. Utilizing this funding has allowed the Vermont Supplier to attend many international trade shows that may not have been possible with the Market Access Program allocated funds.

Best known products from Cabot Creamery Coop. are their naturally aged Vermont cheddar cheese and fresh creamery butter. The cooperative flourished during the twentieth century and in 1980 became Agri-Mark. A dozen years later Agri-Mark merged with Cabot Creamery Cooperative, thereby ensuring that Northeast dairy farmers would continue their ownership of a valuable, time-honored consumer brand, Cabot.

By utilizing allocated funding from the Branded Program, the Supplier achieved great success exporting to India. According to Peter Gutierrez, Vice-President of Agri-Mark - Global Ingredient Sales, “A few years ago Food Export helped us with changing print on our whey bags going to India, after three to four years of thinking India was a lost cause, we are expecting shipments in March, April and May. The change on the bags has facilitated orders in excess of $260,000. This was a buyer that I have met repeatedly over the years at our Institute of Food Technologies tradeshow booth.”

Agri-Mark farmers take pride in their Cabot and McCadam products and have the toughest milk quality standards in the market. Food Export’s program and services will continue to help Agri-Mark, Inc./Cabot Creamery Coop generate export success.

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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