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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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Supplier Enters Brazil and Australia

by Food Export | Jun 25, 2020
In July of 2019, Bioesse Technologies LLC, located in Minnetonka, Minnesota, in the 3rd Congressional District, attended Food Export – Midwest’s 2019 Midwest Buyers Mission where they made over 10 new foreign contacts and distributors.

As a result, Bioesse Technologies successfully entered the Brazilian and Australian markets for the first time.

Bioesse Technologies manufactures’ a patented inhalation patch using either 100% natural essential oils or U.S. produced hemp oil.  The patches are sold to hospitals as well as consumers.  In 2019 Mark Theno President of Bioesse was invited to speak at the III Simposio Internacional de Aromaterapia e Bem-Estar in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Per Theno, “I have to say the assistance from the U.S. Embassy in Sao Paulo, was essential in getting my products accepted into Brazil.”  (

Bioesse also markets a patented product for pets called “My Pet – My Scent” using hemp oil and the owners scent. In 2017 at the Global Pet Expo, they won the Best New Product for Canine anxiety, stress and fear from Dr. Marty Becker and his organization “Fear Free.”  The hemp calms the dog and the owners scent comforts the dog when they are away.  

They began utilizing the Branded Program in 2014 and have since had over 200% YOY export growth in the last three-year period. Currently, Bioesse Technologies’ biggest foreign markets are Australia and the UK and Brazil.

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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