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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New Exports to the UK for Vermont Supplier

by Food Export | Dec 14, 2017
“Bee’s Wrap was founded in 2012 by Vermonter Sarah Kaeck, a mother of three who has been, by turns, an avid gardener, milker of goats, keeper of chickens, and seamstress. Bee’s Wrap started with a question facing many families and home cooks: How could we eliminate plastics in our kitchen in favor of a healthier, more sustainable way to store our food?” What she discovered is a lost tradition made new again. By infusing organic cotton with beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin, she created a washable, reusable, and compostable alternative to plastic wrap. (Taken from the Bee’s Wrap website: )

Two years after their start, Bee’s Wrap started utilizing Food Export’s Branded Program to gain international awareness and export sales. In 2016 the Vermont Supplier utilized their allocated funds to focus on gaining brand awareness in the United Kingdom. After exhibiting at two trade shows in the country the company was able to gain strong interest from the over 57 new foreign buyer contacts they made.

This past January Bee’s Wrap was able to report over $10,000 in new export sales to the United Kingdom due the assistance of their Branded Program funds. The supplier is also projecting to complete another $25,000 in sales over the next twelve months. 

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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