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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Missouri Supplier Expands Exports with Help From the Market Access Program

by Food Export | Jun 21, 2017
Founded in 1992 as a functional ingredient manufacturing company, RIBUS, Inc. supplies natural and organic rice ingredients to food, beverage, dietary supplement and pet companies around the world. Based in Saint Louis, Missouri in the 2nd Congressional District, RIBUS produces rice-based ingredients, which provide solutions for conventional, natural and certified organic foods. By utilizing the entire grain (the hull and bran), they are helping to sustain the earth.

Working with Food Export since 1998, RIBUS utilizes Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program to help expand their export sales. Last year the Missouri supplier concentrated on expanding their exports to Germany because they saw the growth of the gluten-free trend spreading in the market. Using their allocated funds to exhibit at a tradeshow helped them gain market exposure and new export sales! RIBUS was able to report $65,000 in new export sales to the market and project another $40,000 in sales in the next twelve months.

has participated in other Food Export programs such as Webinars, Buyers Missions, the Online Product Catalog and the Food Export Helpline™.

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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