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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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Life Plus Style Gourmet Lands In Australia

by Food Export | Dec 23, 2019
Earlier this year, Life Plus Style Gourmet, a leading snack and gourmet food company from Valley Stream, New York, secured an impressive order of their full line of their snack products with a high end distributor in Australia. LPS Gourmet received an initial order of $25,000 with the possibility of future orders of $20,000 per month.

In 2018, Robi Nedboy, Creative Director of Life Plus Style, participated in Food Export – Northeast’s Focused Trade Mission to Australia where she experienced the market first-hand. On the retail store tour, Robi noticed a significant presence of Life Plus Style products in several of the retail locations. After the mission she attended the Australia Fine Food Show shere she was able to connect with a high-end distributor who represents a major U.S. retail chain with over 50 retail locations in Australia. Through this connection made at the Australia Fine Food Show, Life Plus Style was able to land a huge sale in Australia! Robi later expressed her gratitude explaining that Life Plus Style Gourmet wouldn’t have landed the deal without the assistance of Food Export and its Branded Program. The Branded Program allowed the company to participate in Australia and to showcase its products, eventually confirming a sale. After the initial order, this partnership has the potential to break $250,000 in sales for the American snack and gourmet food company in a single year.

Life Plus Style Gourmet, LLC is a small grocery wholesaler from Valley Stream, New York that was formed in 2013.The company manufacturers, designs, and packages gourmet food products including coffee, gourmet syrups, cocktail mixers, Himalayan salt, assorted spices and sugars, and the popular Coney Island Popcorn. Life Plus Style Gourmet LLC has participated in Food Export’s Branded Program, Food Export Helpline™, Webinars, numerous Buyers Missions and Focused Trade Missions.

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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