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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Market Growth Gained with Branded Program Participation

by Food Export | Mar 06, 2020
In 2019, Zeigler Bros Inc., from Gardners, Pennsylvania utilized Food Export - Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program to grow exports to India.

This past January the Pennsylvania Supplier was able to report utilization of their allocated funds has helped gain export sales of $30,000 for their animal feeds and additive products.

With India positioned as one of the fastest growing Aquaculture markets in the world, Zeigler Bros utilized their allocated funding to attend the Asian-Pacific Aquaculture show in June of last year. They used the opportunity to get in front of new and current customers, to support their distributor and continue to develop the market. While reporting new export sales the Pennsylvania Supplier also gained 50 new foreign buyer contacts, 3 new agent relationships, and projects to complete $150,000 more in sales over the next twelve months.

Zeigler Bros Inc. was founded in 1935 by two brothers, Ty and Leroy Zeigler. Today, the company is on its third generation of leadership.

Zeigler Bros Inc. has been a Branded Program participant for over 15 years. They also participate in the Online Product Catalog, attend webinars and have attended Food Export Buyers Missions.
Zeigler has two manufacturing facilities located in south-central Pennsylvania producing a full range of Aquaculture and Pet & Zoo products. For more information about the company and their products, visit their website at

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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