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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Illinois Supplier Increases Exports to Saudi Arabia

by Food Export | Mar 23, 2018
In December of 2016, FoodSource, Inc., from Willowbrook, Illinois, attended Food Export’s Focused Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia for Retail and Food Service Products.

After making contact with multiple international buyers, FoodSource, Inc. successfully exported their fruit and nut products to Saudi Arabia for over $1,500,000.

Focused Trade Missions, like the one FoodSource Inc. participated in, brings a group of U.S. suppliers to an international market to learn about the country’s food trends and meet face-to-face with local buyers. These events create great valuable opportunities for U.S. suppliers to be introduced to a new market for export potential.

FoodSource, Inc. is a global supplier of nuts and dried fruit. They represent North American growers to importers, distributors, food manufacturers and national retailers. The Illinois Company has participated in Food Export programs since 2003 utilizing the Branded Program, participating in the Online Product Catalog, Focused Trade Missions, Food Show PLUS!™ and Buyers Missions.

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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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