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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Couscous Is Coming! Pennsylvania Company Makes First Export Sales to the United Kingdom

by Food Export | Dec 14, 2017
In October, US Durum, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the 16th Congressional District, attended various food shows, including the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show and the Natural Products Buyers Mission at Natural Products Expo West 2017, where they interacted with buyers from Australia, Israel, and the United Kingdom. After continuing to grow these relationships throughout the next few months, the company has made a first-time sale of traditional couscous to the United Kingdom.

According to Vice President of Business Development Mr. Robert Gatto, there is another sale about to be finalized for a sale of a branded couscous to Australia. He went on to say the following: “Between the Buyers Missions and the other assistance I received, the programs from Food Export have helped us expand into these new international markets. These sales lay the groundwork for future sales for the company, which we are excited about.”

US Durum is a producer of couscous in the grains market; they are the largest couscous manufacturing facility in the United States.

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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