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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Belmont Foods Gains Exports to Japan

by Food Export | Jun 12, 2017
Utilizing the Market Access Program funded Food Export Branded Program for three years has helped Illinois based Belmont Foods significantly expand their export sales to the Asian rim. Their strong marketing plan demonstrates their focus on the region with trade show plans and a strategy to build company and product recognition with sample and demo product promotions.

In 2016 utilizing their Branded Program funds in Japan helped the supplier promote their chips, snacks, and beverages and gain $25,000 in actual sales. Belmont Foods also gained six new foreign contacts, two agent relationships and realized a 20% increase in sales to the market.

Peter Grumhaus, General Partner of Belmont Foods Belmont Chipstold us, “2017 sales are expected to increase significantly. This is business and business relationships that never would have happened without Food Export and the Market Access Program.”

Belmont Foods is a producer of sweet and savory snack foods, infant formula and dried fruits for the retail sector.

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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