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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  • Connecticut Supplier Expands Exports to China

    Dec 14, 2017
    The Orange Cheese Company started working with Food Export- Northeast in 2014 resulting in their first ever export sale. Since then they have had continuous success growing in China. After a modest start they are now shipping multiple 40’ft containers every quarter and have experienced a rapid growth in their export sales to Asia’s largest market. Their efforts now result in close to a million dollars in annual sales to major markets throughout China including, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
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  • Natural Products Mission Expands Exports for Massachusetts Supplier

    Dec 14, 2017
    Attending Food Export’s Natural Products Buyers Mission at the 2016 Natural Products Expo East was an easy decision for Ginseng Up as they have attended the mission for two previous consecutive years. Knowing that the mission brings pre-qualified international buyers for the pre-arranged, one-on-one meetings helps the Worcester, Massachusetts supplier generate new sales leads and build relationships with key industry players.
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  • Couscous Is Coming! Pennsylvania Company Makes First Export Sales to the United Kingdom

    Dec 14, 2017
    In October, US Durum, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the 16th Congressional District, attended various food shows, including the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show and the Natural Products Buyers Mission at Natural Products Expo West 2017, where they interacted with buyers from Australia, Israel, and the United Kingdom. After continuing to grow these relationships throughout the next few months, the company has made a first-time sale of traditional couscous to the United Kingdom.
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  • Illinois Snack Manufacturer Completes First Export Sale

    Dec 14, 2017
    In June 2017, Cheesewich, located in Lyons, Illinois in the 3rd Congressional District, completed their first export sale to Canada worth $50,000. Throughout the process, Cheesewich participated in Food Export programs and services to help complete the sale.
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  • Connecticut Supplier Gains Exports to Canada

    Dec 14, 2017
    Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program helps approved U.S. Suppliers receive 50% cost reimbursement for a wide variety of international marketing activities. The program helps alleviate some of the heavy financial burden associated with gaining new export business by sharing the expense of international web site development, packaging and label modifications, advertising, and in-store promotions.
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  • Helping U.S. Lobster Exporters Compete in an Unfair Trade Environment

    Dec 14, 2017
    Lobster Trap, Inc. was founded in 1969 as a neighborhood fish market on the Back River in Bourne, Massachusetts. Over time, the company has evolved to include a restaurant, catering, and a distribution company, which services restaurants and markets worldwide. Lobster Trap actively uses the services and activities offered by Food Export-Northeast to promote their lobster to foreign buyers.
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  • Island Creek Oysters Positioning for European Sales Re-launch When Embargo Ceases

    Dec 14, 2017
    Island Creek Oysters, of Duxbury, Massachusetts, is a leading producer of farmed oysters. The company sells over 200,000 oysters a week. From the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast, as far north as Canada, and as far south as the Caribbean, Island Creek Oysters can be found on menus. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, they will also be appearing on European menus once again.
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  • Expanding Exports to the Middle East

    Dec 14, 2017
    Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota Organic Pet Systems dba Natura Petz Organics offers premium, organic, all-natural pet health products for your dogs, cats, small animals and horses, that include super foods, organic treats, meal bars, toppers and balancers, and traditional, medicinal herbs, plant and marine extracts, adaptogens and pet wellness lifestyle products, which are the best healing tools that nature creates.
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  • Indiana Supplier Makes Export Contact at Natural Products Expo West

    Dec 14, 2017
    In March 2017, Foods Alive, located in Angola, Indiana, in the 3rd Congressional District, attended the Natural Products Expo West 2017 trade show in Anaheim, California where they connected with a buyer from Canada. In August, they made a sale of crackers, seeds, nuts and berries worth $12,018.
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  • Wisconsin Supplier Expands Exports to New Market

    Dec 14, 2017
    In October 2016, Wheaton Grain Incorporated from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin attended Food Export’s Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission at the 2016 World Dairy Expo. There they met with buyers from China, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates and introduced them to their animal feed and food ingredients.
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  • Potatoes to Panama: Pennsylvania Business Finds Exporting Success in New Market

    Dec 14, 2017
    One Potato Snacks, LLC branded as One Potato Two Potato, is located in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania in the 15th Congressional District. They produce a variety of Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-Free, and Kosher Certified kettle cooked chips. One Potato Snacks has export partners in the Caribbean, Central America as well as representation in the Middle East and Asia.
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  • New Exports to the UK for Vermont Supplier

    Dec 14, 2017
    “Bee’s Wrap was founded in 2012 by Vermonter Sarah Kaeck, a mother of three who has been, by turns, an avid gardener, milker of goats, keeper of chickens, and seamstress. Bee’s Wrap started with a question facing many families and home cooks: How could we eliminate plastics in our kitchen in favor of a healthier, more sustainable way to store our food?” What she discovered is a lost tradition made new again. By infusing organic cotton with beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin, she created a washable, reusable, and compostable alternative to plastic wrap. (Taken from the Bee’s Wrap website: www.beeswrap.com )
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  • Ohio Supplier Continues to Have Export Success in the Philippines

    Dec 14, 2017
    Nutra Source Trading Co. LLC has utilized Food Export’s 50% reimbursement Branded Program since 2009 to expand their export business. Distributing their canned bakery products, the Columbus, Ohio based company uses Food Export’s Branded Program to increase the brand’s presence in the Philippines.
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  • Expanding Exports to Mexico

    Dec 14, 2017
    In November 2016, New Composite Partners, from Edgerton, Wisconsin, participated in the Food Export’s Private Label Buyers Mission at the 2016 Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) Show. At the mission New Composite met with 12 buyers to introduce to them their unique agricultural products BioAdd and Total POM.
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  • Branded Program Funding Helps New York Supplier Increase Exports to Israel

    Dec 14, 2017
    Liber Chocolate & Food Products Co. Inc. DBA Liebers from Maspeth, New York utilized Food Export’s Branded Program funding in 2016 to penetrate the kosher retail food market in Israel. Submitting a marketing plan which included doing heavy advertising in the market and making label modifications to comply with the market standards, Liebers had a solid plan to increase their market export sales.
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  • Missouri Food Service Company Expands Exports with Help from the Market Access Program

    Dec 14, 2017
    Founded in 2004 as a frozen seafood distribution company, Arctic Food Services has since grown to be a major distributor and wholesaler of seafood throughout the region. Based in St. Louis, Missouri in the 2nd Congressional District, Arctic Food Services has a diverse inventory of seafood that totals 120 items at any given time that they transport all over the country.
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  • Marder Trawling Makes Great Sales in Boston

    Dec 14, 2017
    Marder Trawling, a seafood company with over 65 years of experience from New Bedford, Massachusetts, provides exceptional seafood products out of New England. The company works very closely with Food Export Northeast and in addition to participating in our Seafood Buyers Mission each year, Marder Trawling also participates in Food Export’s Online Product Catalog.
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  • Pennsylvania Snack Company Highly Successful in Exporting

    Dec 14, 2017
    In 2017, SB Global Foods Incorporated, located in Hatboro, Pennsylvania in the 13th Congressional District, succeeded in exporting a wide range of items in their ‘Pretzel Pete’ product line to various foreign destinations. Some of these foreign markets include: Bahrain, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.
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  • Red's Best Enters New Export Markets

    Dec 14, 2017
    Founded in 2006, Red’s Best, a Seafood wholesaler from Boston, Massachusetts, provides exceptional seafood products out of New England. The company works very closely with Food Export Northeast utilizing many services and programs including the Food Export Helpline™, Market Builder, and Seafood Research Reports. In addition, Red’s Best also participates in Food Export’s Online Product Catalog.
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  • Connecticut Raw Foods Supplier Expands Exports to Hong Kong

    Dec 13, 2017
    In March of 2014, Raw Food Central, from Berlin, Connecticut, traveled to Anaheim, California to exhibit in their first tradeshow at Natural Products Expo West. While attending the show they utilized Food Export’s Branded Program services. The Branded Program is a 50% cost-share reimbursement program that helps companies make the most of their marketing budget so their promotional efforts can go further.
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