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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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Dakota Specialty Enterprises Engages in New Export Opportunities in South Korea

by Food Export | Jul 27, 2017
In July 2017, Roman Meal Company, one of the four Dakota Specialty Enterprises, Inc. companies, located in Fargo, North Dakota, met with potential buyers in South Korea through the Food Export Association Rep Finder service. The Rep Finder service facilitates direct meetings between companies and a select group of targeted importers. Dakota Specialty Enterprises, Inc. is already engaging in further business discussions with the potential South Korean buyers.

According to Gary Jensen, President of Roman Meal Company, “We really appreciate your initiative in arranging the meetings with multiple, qualified buyers and we look forward to taking advantage of these new relationships by supporting these companies’ whole grain efforts in as many ways as we can.” As a result, Dakota Specialty Enterprises, Inc. hopes to supply these potential buyers with whole grain products that are in demand in the market.

Dakota Specialty Enterprises, Inc. is a producer of milled ingredients and wholegrain blends in the baked goods market segment.

Dakota Specialty Enterprises, Inc. is exporting into 10 foreign markets, but continues to find Food Export Association’s programs and services valuable.

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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