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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Brooklyn, New York Supplier Gains Export Sales to Canada

by Food Export | Jul 03, 2017
Damascus Bakery is a family bakery located in in the heart of a Middle Eastern community in downtown Brooklyn that opened in 1930 by a passionate grandfather with strong dreams to put Damascus flat breads on every dinner table.

Working with Food Export USA – Northeast has helped the bakery continue to work towards that dream by helping them explore multiple international markets at their Buyers Missions. In June of 2016 Damascus Bakery attended the Specialty Food Buyers Mission at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show. There they met with eleven different international buyers from Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom. 

It was one of the buyers from Canada who was especially interested in the company’s pita bread and helped the Brooklyn supplier increase their exports to the market. Post event Damascus reported $15,000 in new sales to Canada and projected $15,000 more in sales over the next twelve months.

Damascus has utilized Food Export’s programs since 2005 taking part in Buyers Missions, the Online Product Catalog, and the Food Export Helpline™. The bakery’s offering include pita breads, panini breads, lavish wraps, crackers, bistro-style pizza crusts and roll-ups for the retail and food service markets. You can find more information about this U.S. Supplier 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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