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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Vermont Supplier Continues Success Along Multiple Paths

by Food Export | Apr 19, 2018
When it comes to doing business, perhaps no other company is as personable and down to earth as Bascom Family Farms. Led by their Director of Sales and Marketing Arnold Coombs, Bascom Family Farms boasts being the largest supplier of maple syrup and maple sugar in the United States, while still catering to the customer, small businesses, and environmental protection. Being in the business for seven generations, the Bascom Family is the gold standard for maple products both domestically and internationally.

In 2017 the Vermont Supplier utilized a multitude of Food Export’s services such as the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program and the Food Export Helpline™ to subsidize the costs of expanding their export business.  Additionally, the company participated in Trade and Buyer’s Missions as well as the Food Show PLUS!™ at Gulfood 2017.

Utilizing their allocated Market Access Program (MAP) funds from the Branded Program, Bascom Maple Farms, Inc. advertised in the foreign markets. They found particular success in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, where they have reported projected sales of $100,000 and $50,000 respectively over the next year through newly established contacts.  Though these are not new markets for Bascom Family Farms, it shows that they have a history of continued success in their traditional markets.

Bascom Maple Farms Inc. has utilized the Branded Program for three years and they also participate in Food Export’s Online Product Catalog, Market Builder, Food Show PLUS!™ services, the Food Export Helpline™ and Focused Trade Missions.

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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