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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Export Sales to the United Arab Emirates

by Food Export | Mar 29, 2019
Based in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, LD Distribution Services LLC is a global company that focuses on the distribution of a wide range of food, beverages and candy products to clients around the world. In May 2018, LD Distribution attended Food Export – Midwest’s Sweets & Snacks Buyers Mission.

During one-on-one meetings, Mr. Burrows met with pre-qualified International Buyers from around the world, including a retail candy and snack buyer from the United Arab Emirates, a buyer with whom LD Distribution had already done some business. After the event, LD Distribution was able to consolidate shipments of six new-to-UAE Midwest and Northeast candy companies for the retailer, resulting in $50,000 in actual export sales to the market and an additional $250,000 in sales projected over the next twelve months.  

LD Distribution Services also attends other Food Export Buyers Missions and webinars, and also participates in the Branded Program and the Online Product Catalog.

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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