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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Buyer Mission Success for Pennsylvania Supplier

by Food Export | Jun 01, 2018
In September of 2017, Unique Pretzel Bakery Inc. from Reading, Pennsylvania, attended Food Export’s Natural Products Expo East Buyers Mission where they met with buyers from Canada, Guatemala, Lithuania, Mexico, Qatar and South Korea. The introduction of their “Splits” pretzels was well received by the Buyers and conversations about the products being worked into the international markets continued post mission.

This past February, the Pennsylvania Supplier was able to report earning $10,000 in export sales to Canada and Mexico as a result of the Buyers Mission. In addition, the company gained two new foreign contacts, and one new agent relationship.

Unique Pretzel Bakery Inc. began when the Spannuth Family started baking both hard and soft pretzels in the late 1800’s using their unique process. The raw pretzel would set and when ready, it would be placed into the oven where it would open creating bubbles and crevices that were crispy, yet crunchy, and full of flavor. This became known as “Splits.” To this day, the 6th generation of the Spannuth Family proudly uses the original recipe.

Unique Pretzel Bakery Inc.

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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