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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Minnesota Supplier's Export Success Grows to the United Arab Emirates

by Food Export | Nov 21, 2019
In March of 2018, Kay’s Naturals, from Clara City, Minnesota attended Food Export - Midwest’s Natural Products Expo West Buyers Mission where they had meetings with seventeen different international buyers.

These private one-on-one meetings with seventeen different buyers representing eleven different international markets allowed Kay’s Naturals to introduce their snack and bakery products to each buyer.

The company successfully established a new agent relationship with the buyer from the United Arab Emirates. This helped them report new actual sales of $2,000. Looking forward to the future, the supplier is also projecting $9,000 in sales to occur over the next twelve months because of this new buyer relationship.

Kay’s Naturals is a producer of cereals, chips, cookie bites, pretzels, and puffs. The supplier is a big proponent all natural, gluten-free low calorie with great taste products. Kay’s Naturals products are 35% protein. In addition, all Kay’s Naturals foods are always free of artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors and preservatives.


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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