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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New Export Market For Kansas Supplier

by Food Export | Jun 19, 2017
Joseph G Toenjes was born and raised in the Midwest and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Latin America from an early age. The idea of sharing the quality of U.S. wines, brews and spirits with neighboring countries inspired Joseph to found St. Amand. St. Amand New World wines, brews, and spirits were born of a passion for all that the U.S. market has to offer in terms of innovation and quality combined with a fascination for the amazing cultures and languages of Latin America and the Caribbean.
St. Amand
With hopes to expand contacts and exports, St. Amand participated in Food Export’s 2017 Northeast Buyers Mission. There they met with pre-qualified buyers from Costa Rica, Brazil, Panama and Saint Lucia. Intrigued by the wine and ales presented by the Kansas City the Buyer from Brazil was very interested and continued communications post event and completed a sale with St. Amand for $19,000 representing a 20% increase in sales for the supplier.

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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