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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Buyers Mission Supplier Earns First time Sale to UAE

by Food Export | Mar 31, 2017
In August of 2016, City Foods, Inc./ Bea's Best, located in Chicago, Illinois in the 3rd Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Midwest Buyers Mission where they had the opportunity to meet food service buyers from around the world in a one on one setting. On site they made a sale of over $20,000 and they have projected $100,000 more in sales over the next twelve months.

According to Scott Weiss the International Sales Manager, “The customer tried and liked our products [on site]”. He then went on to explain that he “Sent them samples shortly after the Buyers Mission and the customer placed an order”. As a result of their participation in the Buyers Mission they were able to have their first time export sale to a market, United Arab Emirates.

City Foods, Inc./Bea's Best is a manufacturer and processor of beef,Bea's Best turkey and other meat related products. They have participated in Food Export programs and services since 2012 utilizing the Online Product Catalog, the Food Export Helpline™, attending Buyers Missions and webinars

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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