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 Company Soars at SIAL Canada

by Food Export | May 23, 2018
The Vermont Tortilla Company is a company on a definite mission to make unique and artisanal stone ground corn tortillas that are produced with 100% certified organic non-GMO corn that is sourced locally. In May of 2018, the company exhibited for the first time at the SIAL Canada trade show in Montreal hoping to gain presence in the Canadian marketplace.

April Moulaert, Co-Owner of the Shelburne, Vermont Company, mentioned that prior to the show a broker/ retailer reached out to work with them, and they established a relationship before the show to have the greatest impact at SIAL. “We were looking for ways to make the leap into Canada since it is so close to Vermont. With Food Export’s Branded Program assistance to help us exhibit, we were able to expand our reach. Montreal is a sophisticated city with lots of potential. Food Export is helping us achieve our goals as we seek out smaller customers in a big market. In the past two months we have made two shipments over the border, which equated to orders worth over $3,000, with  the potential to be weekly and monthly orders. Food Export continues to help us increase our presence to make sales, in fact our broker is now helping us get into restaurants and retailers in Toronto and Quebec.”     

Vermont Tortilla has utilized Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program for two years, and has participated in Buyers Missions, webinars, and the Food Export Helpline™. The company  is exhibiting at three major trade shows in 2018 and continues to soar!


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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