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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Missouri's Burgers' Smokehouse Expands Exports by Participating in Buyers Mission

by Food Export | Dec 14, 2017
Founded in 1952 by E.M. Burger, Burgers’ Smokehouse has since grown to be a local community staple, providing their customers with high quality meats for generations. Based in California, Missouri in the fourth Congressional District, this family-owned company has a diverse product portfolio, consisting of ham, turkey, and bacon among other products.

Working with Food Export over the last year, Burgers’ Smokehouse attended the Food Service Buyers Mission at the 2017 National Restaurant Association Show in May. They were able to connect with several buyers at the show, entering some new markets and improving on their existing markets overseas. They gained additional exposure in Southeast Asia and they had their “best year yet” in Singapore due to the new connection and additional exposure from the Buyers Mission. burgers

Burgers’ Smokehouse has also participated in the several other Food Export programs such as the Online Products Catalog and the free online webinars.

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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