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 Pays Off for New York Pet Food Supplier

by Food Export | Mar 19, 2018
Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Pet Food launched in 2008. The company offers all natural ultra-premium food at reasonable price points. The brand is sold throughout the United States and has recently begun selling overseas.

During 2016 and 2017, New York based, Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals participated in Food Export USA Northeast’s Branded Program. Grandma Mae’s utilized the program’s 50% reimbursement for international marketing and promotions in several international markets. Between 2016 and 2017 and continuing in 2018, Grandma Mae’s has seen tremendous growth in export sales. From 2016 to 2017 alone, the company was able to double its export sales. This was heavily due to the assistance from the Branded Program for promotions in South Korea.

Grandma Mae's Country Naturals is a producer of cat and dog food in the pet food industry. Established a decade ago by a group of independent pet store owners, Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals uses the highest- quality ingredients and processing to ensure no artificial flavors and preservatives as well as the elimination of corn, soy, wheat, gluten, dairy, and antibiotics.

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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