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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Indiana Confectionery Group Expands Exports

by Food Export | May 10, 2018
In July 2017, Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc. from Merrillville, Indiana attended Food Export’s Midwest Buyers Mission in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to the event the Indiana Supplier reviewed the buyer list and chose the buyers they wanted to meet based on their company’s products and the businesses the buyers represented.

After meeting with buyers from different international markets at the Food Export Buyers Mission the company was excited at the possibility of expanding their export markets. Post event Albanese Confectionery Group was able to report $1,900 of new sales of their confectionery products to Fiji and project $1,900 more in sales over the next twelve months. This sale represents a first-time sale to the market for the Indiana Supplier.

Albanese Confectionery, based in Merrillville, Indiana, is a U.S. manufacturer of World's Best & Gold Label brands of gummies and candies. Founded in 1983, the company uses only the highest quality food ingredients.

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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