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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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Original Gourmet Food Company Continues to Find Export Success at Food Export Buyers Missions

by Food Export | May 04, 2017
In June of 2016, Original Gourmet Food Company, from Salem, New Hampshire, attended Food Export’s Specialty Food Buyers Mission at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show where they acquired export sales of $40,000. These sales helped the New Hampshire supplier increase export sales over 20% in two different international markets, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. The supplier also projects another $80,000 in sales over the next twelve months due to the six new buyer contacts they acquired at the mission.
Original Gourmet Lollipops are produced in Ohio, where they buy from the farmers Real Cream. Last year OGFC bought 380,000 gallons of real fresh cream. Original Gourmet Lollipops are sold in over 100,000 stores in the United States with a goal to share their products globally.

Original Gourmet Food Company produces confections for the specialty, retail and food service industries. Their signature lollipops are marked by bold colors and creamy swirls and can be found in 24 unique flavors. The company has been working with Food Export USA since 2004 to grow their presence in a variety of international markets.

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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