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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 Gains Exports Through Focused Trade Mission

by Food Export | Jul 20, 2017
In May of 2017, several US Companies participated in a Focused Trade Mission to Taiwan for Retail and Food Service Products. The two-day mission exposed the companies to pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with qualified Taiwanese Buyers, a market briefing and a tour of Taiwan’s major retail stores.

During the one-on-one meetings, Ruth Gao from US International Foods presented her products to 11 Taiwanese Buyers.  She made 8 new agent relationships and predicted $2 Million in export sales as a result of this mission.  Dave Shogren, President, US International Foods just confirmed the first container worth $20,000 from this mission.  Dave indicated that the Westernized and developed Taiwanese Market is the company’s biggest market.  Dave indicated that he likes the Focused Trade Mission as a means to provide the company exposure to new buyers while allowing them the opportunity to build on their existing relationships already in the market.  Dave expects great results from this mission as the buyers are still requesting a variety of other products.

US International Foods a Missouri company was established in 2011 as an exporter of high quality US food and grocery products.  US International has a vast network of US grocery industry representatives including manufactures providing a variety of export products.  The Company also works closely with domestic and international freight forwarders allowing for competitive pricing.  US International Foods works closely with the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

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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