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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Branded Program Helps Spice Things Up with Sweet Export Sales for Midwestern Company

by Food Export | Aug 04, 2017
Acme Organics LLC is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the 5th Congressional District; and is a manufacturer/processor of Triple Crown Organic BBQ sauces in the sauces and purees market segment. During 2016, Acme Organics utilized funds from the Branded Program that they used to market their products in Austria, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, and France. During 2015 they reported having no export sales, but in 2016 they reported their export sales having jumped to $45,000 while utilizing Branded Funds. In 2017 they expanded from four markets to seven, adding Sweden, Japan, Norway, Taiwan and South Korea and continuing in Denmark and United Arab Emirates. They have projected sales of at least $10,000 in six different countries with one of those countries reaching $85,000 in projected sales; making for a grand total of $145,000 in projected sales due to 2016 Branded efforts. Two of those six countries represented the company’s first time sale to market and three of the sales represented a 20% increase in sales for the company. During 2016 Acme Organics also created a dozen new foreign contacts.

BBQ Sauce
Acme Organics LLC makes Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauces from scratch in the Heartland of the USA. Their fame began with the three-time Minnesota State Fair Blue Premium winner, the Classic, a super versatile sweet and smoky Kansas City style sauce. They also offer a three-pepper powerhouse known as “The Cayenne” which offers an exquisite balance of organice heat and spice. Each fall, they offer a Classic Limited Harvest Edition made using locally-grown and processed organic tomatoes. All Triple Crown BBQ Sauces are USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, and Vegan. More information about Acme Organics and their Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauce products can be found 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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