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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  • Lobster Supplier Nets Export Sales With Branded Program

    May 10, 2019
    Stonington, Maine, long-known for its rich and historic tradition of lobstering, is the home of Greenhead Lobster, a family owned business since 1997 that focuses on one product: wild-caught fresh Stonington, Maine lobster. Owner Hugh Reynolds oversees every aspect of his operation from his Stonington, Maine headquarters located right at dockside.
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  • 2017 First-Time Export to Canada Continues to Grow

    May 07, 2019
    Good To-Go, a specialty food supplier based in Kittery, Maine utilized Food Export – Northeast’s Branded Program in 2018 to grow their export sales to Canada. Last year (2017) was the first year the Maine Supplier earned export sales to the market and 2018 helped them create brand awareness as they utilized their allocated funds to advertise their gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan option products, attend the Outdoor Adventure Show, and make label/package modifications.
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  • Continued Export Growth for Delaware Supplier

    May 07, 2019
    In 2018, Milford, Delaware based DrNaturalHealing, Inc., utilized Branded Program funds from Food Export – Northeast to promote their agriculture based health products in China. The supplier did this by attending a Food Export Focused Trade Mission, the ANUFOOD China Show in Beijing, and the Asia International Import Food Expo. They also completed a strong advertising plan that included trade seminars, in-store sampling events and online marketing to build brand awareness.
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  • Branded Program Helps Maine Seafood Supplier Gain Export Sales

    May 06, 2019
    Belle Cove LLC, located in South Portland, Maine supplies value-added seafood to your table. With the help of the Market Access Program funded Food Export – Northeast Branded Program, Belle Cove was able to offset marketing cost for exhibiting at Seafood Expo Asia in 2018. As a result of Seafood Expo Asia, Belle Cove reported $300,000 in sales and $750,000 in projected sales. Belle Cove was also a participant in Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ services at Seafood Expo Asia.
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  • Michigan Supplier Utilizes Branded Program Funds to Expand Exports

    May 03, 2019
    In 2018, LorAnn Oils, Inc, located in Lansing, Michigan, in the 8th Congressional District participated in Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program. They utilized their Branded Program funds in 2018 to help offset their costs of exhibiting at trade shows, participating in Buyers Missions and Trade Missions, and other international marketing efforts.
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  • Ohio Based Supplier Grows Exports to Canada

    Apr 26, 2019
    In 2018, YZ Enterprises, from Maumee, Ohio, utilized Food Export - Midwest’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program to grow brand awareness in Canada. The Ohio based company used their allocated Branded Program funds to make label/package modifications that would meet Canadian food regulation standards for their thin sliced and twice baked almond biscuits (cookies) and crisps made special for the Canadian market.
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  • Frozen Cranberry Supplier Benefits from Market Builder

    Apr 22, 2019
    Cape Cod Select, founded in 2009 by Cindy Rhodes, sells premium frozen cranberries in order to give her consumers the option to eat cranberries year-round. This family run company keeps the environment in mind, appreciates their employees and always produces quality and safe cranberries.
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  • Soy Brings Export Joy for Love Your Health Foods, LLC

    Apr 19, 2019
    Love Your Health Foods, LLC, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the 3rd Congressional District credits Food Export Association of the Midwest with helping the company grow in the Canadian market. The company has participated in the Branded Program to help offset some of their international marketing expenses. The Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program provides 50% cost reimbursement for a variety of international marketing activities.
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  • Chicago Style Bagel Chip Exports to Canada Increase

    Apr 19, 2019
    In 2018, Hometown Bagel, located in Alsip, Illinois in the 1st Congressional District participated in the Food Export – Midwest Branded Program. Hometown Bagel is a family owned and operated small business that was established in 1995 and has been participating in Food Export – Midwest programs and services since 2014.
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  • Alden Group Slides Into Export Success

    Apr 19, 2019
    Alden Group, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, of the 14th Congressional District transferred the technical knowledge gained from the Food Export Helpline to help establish an export partnership in Chile. According to Donald Bryant, President of Alden Group, “We now export our non-gmo corn oil to an international customer and [the Food Export Helpline] was helpful in getting our organization comfortable with exporting.”
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  • Cracked Candy Enters Singapore Market with Food Export's Assistance

    Apr 18, 2019
    Cracked Candy LLC, a Brooklyn, New York-based candy manufacturer, attended Food Export - Northeast’s Summer Fancy Food Buyers Mission last summer. A three-time participant of Food Export’s Summer Fancy Foods Buyers Mission, Cracked Candy was ready to launch two new flavors and promote their delicious, sugar-free, healthy candy.
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  • Buyers Mission Success Leads to Market Entry Success in Scandinavia

    Apr 12, 2019
    In January 2019, John Zidian Co, Inc, from Youngstown, Ohio, in the 13th Congressional District, participated in Food Export - Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Northeast Buyers Mission in Boston, Massachusetts. At the Mission the Ohio Supplier met with thirteen different international buyers to introduce to them their line of sauces and condiments.
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  • Ice Cream Topping Supplier is Funded by Branded Program

    Apr 12, 2019
    In 2018, Coop’s MicroCreamery, located in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 8th Congressional District, utilized Food Export – Northeast’s Branded Program to promote their hot fudge and caramel sauces at the Summer Fancy Food Show. In October of last year, they made a sale of hot fudge and caramel sauces worth $7,000 and in March of this year they made an additional sale of $7,000.
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  • Export Connections are Established at Food Export Buyers Mission

    Apr 11, 2019
    In June of 2018, Neilly’s Foods, located in York, Pennsylvania attended Food Export - Northeast’s Specialty Food Buyers Mission at the 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show where they had the opportunity to make a close connection with a buyer from Canada. They are currently communicating with the buyer and seeking to expand exports to this market.
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  • Market Builder Services Assist in First-Time Market Export

    Apr 11, 2019
    Dr. Natural Healing sells over the counter asthma inhalers and other health promoting products that are used by customers all over the world. They also manufacture weight-loss foods and dietary supplements, cost-effective over the counter drugs, and medical devices.
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  • Longtime New England Seafood Company Benefits From Seafood Show

    Apr 02, 2019
    John Nagle & Co is a leader in the wholefood seafood industry, having been in operation since 1887. The company recently returned after a twenty year absence to exhibit in the Massachusetts aisle at the Seafood Expo North America Trade Show.
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  • Market Share Growth in Canada

    Apr 02, 2019
    Les Trois Petit Cochons, located in Brooklyn, New York, produces award-winning, all natural pâté and charcuterie. They offer a complete line of artisanal pâtés, mousses, terrines, jambon de Paris, sausages, saucissons, smoked meats and other French specialties.
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  • Mission to Mexico Results in Sales for Food Export Veteran JM Grain

    Apr 02, 2019
    In July of 2018, JM Grain Inc., located in Garrison, North Dakota, attended Food Export – Midwest’s Focused Trade Mission to Mexico for Retail, Food Service and Private Label Products where they interacted with many Mexican buyers to introduce to them their pulse and legume products.
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  • Another Year of Export Growth to Canada for New York Supplier

    Apr 01, 2019
    The 50% cost reimbursement Food Export – Northeast Branded Program assisted the New York based supplier FOODMatch Inc. increase exports to Canada for the second year in a row by deferring the costs associated with exhibiting at CHFA West. Helping alleviate the costs of the show helped the company focus on finding new buyers for their Mediterranean specialty food products.
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  • Export Sales to the United Arab Emirates

    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.
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