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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Making Waves Around the World

by Food Export | Jun 21, 2017
In March 2016, Lund Fisheries Inc., located in Cape May, New Jersey attended Food Export’s Seafood Buyers Mission at 2017 Seafood Expo North America where they had one-on-one meetings with buyers from around the world looking for different types of fish, seafood, and seafood related products and services. During the meetings the New Jersey Supplier made a sale of seafood products worth $1.75 million to five different buyers from four different countries. Every sale made represented a 20% increase as well as helping Lund’s Fisheries to make 5 new foreign contacts made. On top of the $1.75 million in sales at the show they projected to do another $4 million in sales in the foreseeable future.

According to their President, Jeffery Reichle, there was “Great organization and excellent quality of buyers [at the mission]. We are always able to obtain some great leads and customers from our meetings”. Dianne Corkery, part of Lund’s Sales staff, remarked that “As a first time participant of the 1on 1 Food Export Seafood Buyers Mission at the 2017 Boston Seafood Expo, the organizers only presented Lund's Fisheries with viable, qualified, potential leads and as a result we capitalized on the opportunity and gained a few new international customers."

Lund's Lund's Fisheries Inc. is a producer of Fin Fish, Porgy, Conch, Scallops, Squid, Trout, Atlantic Croaker, Herring, Monkfish and more in the Fish and Seafood category. Lund's business philosophy is focused on building and maintaining long term relationships with their customers and suppliers. Being a family owned and operated business, trust and confidence is most important to them and they strive to maintain the highest levels of quality and integrity in our relationships.

Lund’s Fisheries has participated in Food Export programs since 2005 utilizing the Online Product Catalog, attending Buyers Missions, participating in Food Show PLUS!™ and Market Builder services. For more information you can visit their website at:

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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