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 Export Sales to China

by Food Export | Mar 21, 2017
In August 2016, East-West International Group, from Moreland Hills, Ohio, participated in Food Export’s Focused Trade Mission to China for Retail and Food Service Products. The Mission began with a market briefing at the ATO Shanghai Office, and then proceeded to a retail tour of Shanghai.

Day two of the mission started with more exposure to local culture with a retail tour to two more stores then preparation for late afternoon one-on-one meetings with buyers. During the pre-arranged meetings, Mr. Jiunn-Der Wu, President of East-West International Group, met with eight new buyers presenting to them their tortilla chips and cassava pops.

These meetings resulted in two new agent relationships for the Ohio based supplier and $10,000 in new actual sales. East-West also projects to acquire $50,000 more in sales over the next twelve months.

East-West International is an export management company for a multitude of packaged food and beverage product brands. They have participated in Food Export programs and activities since 2000 attending Buyers Missions, and Focused Trade Missions and utilizing Food Show PLUS!™ tradeshow services.

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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