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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Successful Trade Mission Expands Exports to U.A.E. and Kuwait for Missouri Supplier

by Food Export | Jul 25, 2019
Founded in 2005 on the principles of quality, integrity, and service, Premier Proteins, LLC has grown to service retail and distribution markets of specialty meat in the United States and throughout the world. Based in Kearney, Missouri in the 6th Congressional District, Premier Proteins produces all natural, hormone and antibiotic free, domestically raised and minimally processed Wagyu beef, Grass-Fed beef, and Berkshire Pork.

In December of 2018, Premier Proteins attended Food Export - Midwest’s back-to-back Focused Trade Missions to the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. While there, they participated in a market briefing, met with multiple buyers during prearranged meetings and had the opportunity to tour local markets. In June 2019, just a few months later, they reported 8 new agent relationships and a successful sale of products worth $255,200 because of the Trade Mission.

Since 2014, Premier Proteins has participated in Food Export programs including Buyers Missions, the Online Product Catalog, and webinars.

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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