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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First-Time Market Sale for New York Supplier

by Food Export | May 16, 2018
Life Plus Style Gourmet, LLC is a small grocery wholesaler from Valley Stream, New York that was formed in 2013.The company manufacturers, designs, and packages gourmet food products including coffee, gourmet syrups, cocktail mixers, Himalayan salt, assorted spices and sugars, and recently launched Coney Island Popcorn. Life Plus Style Gourmet LLC has participated in Food Export’s Branded Program, Food Export Helpline™, Webinars, numerous Buyers Missions and Focused Trade Missions, and is increasing participation greatly in 2017.

In June of 2017, Life Plus Style Gourmet participated in Food Export’s Caribbean & Central American Buyers Mission where Robi Nedboy, Life Plus Style Gourmet’s VP Director of Marketing, met with eleven International Buyers presenting to them their Coney Island Kettle Corn. The results post meetings was a completed evaluation showing $5,000 in new sales to Panama which also highlights a first-time export sale to the market.

With great success over the past twelve months utilizing Food Export’s programs and services it has been a great experience watching this New York supplier grown into a seasoned exporter to multiple international markets.

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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