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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Linking New York to China Via Exports

by Food Export | Jun 29, 2017
In 2016, Golden Link Inc., a Washingtonville, New York based company, continue to grow and succeed in China as a result of the Market Access Program funded Branded Program. The Branded Program provided funding that allowed Golden Link to concentrate on their exporting plan to China.

China is the second largest in-cinema popcorn market in the world and Golden Link has experienced excellent growth in terms of Con Agra corn sales to China.

With a strong plan that included exhibiting in the trade shows in China, including China International Film Technology Exhibition (CIFTE), Golden Link was able to make new foreign contacts and reported $5.3 million in actual sales to China.

Golden Link Inc. has participated in Food Export programs since 2007, participating in the Online Product Catalog, attending Seminars and utilizing the Branded Program.  With over 95% of Golden Link’s sales export based, the Branded Program has been instrumental in their overall growth.

Established in 1997 Golden Link’s mission was to “link” leading suppliers of concession products to the fast growing cinema market. In the past twenty years they have become the global leader in proving these products to over 80 countries around the world.  In 2016, Golden Link ranked in Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America list, coming in at 3,509th with a growth rate of 90% over the past 3 years.

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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