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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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Branded Funds Continue to Prove Successful for Minnesota Company

by Food Export | Mar 19, 2018
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. In 2017, Acme Organics LLC used Market Access Program (MAP) Branded Funds for marketing and sales applications in the following countries: Denmark, Sweden, Japan, Norway, Taiwan, South Korea, and United Arab Emirates. Acme used their Branded funds for activities such as online advertising and social media, in store sampling, print material distribution, and sample shipments. Because of their participation and these promotional efforts, they were able to achieve $80,000 in product export sales in 2017.

Acme Organics has taken part in the Food Export Branded Program and other events and services since 2015. Besides the Branded Program, they have also attended Buyers Missions, Food Show PLUS!™ and utilized the Food Export Helpline™ and Online Product Catalog.

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 organic heat and spice. Each fall, they offer a Classic Limited Harvest Edition made using locally-grown and processed organic tomatoes. New sauces for 2018 are the Hickory Bourbon and the Black Garlic. 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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