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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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Devenish Prepares for Foreign Sales

by Food Export | Mar 21, 2017
In 2015, Devenish Nutrition located in Fairmont, Minnesota, in the 1st Congressional District, participated in Food Export’s Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission at the World Pork Expo. There they met with Buyers from Mexico, Brazil, and El Salvador. During these meetings, they made new sales totaling $40,000 and projected sales of $75,000 in the following year.

Since this success, Devenish Nutrition has been utilizing Food Exports Helpline™ and webinars to help them prepare for future meetings with foreign buyers. They’ve also been learning about international trade show best practices and how to follow up on foreign buyer leads.

Devenish Nutrition was formally known as Devenish Feeds and was founded in Ireland. However, in 1997, the current management team in Minnesota acquired the company, changing Devenish Feeds to Devenish Nutrition. Their mission is to develop and supply quality nutrition products and solutions, new technologies, and a distinctive customer support to their market. They have two manufacturing plants in the U.S. that can replicate their home market business and manufacture well over 1,500 metric tons per week at their production sites.  

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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