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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  • New Exports to Jamaica for Indiana Supplier

    Jul 29, 2016
    In June of 2015, Eric Gloe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Clabber Girl traveled to Miami to participate in the Caribbean & Central American Buyers Mission for Retail & Food Service Products.
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  • Herr Foods Finds Export Success at Private Label Buyers Mission

    Jul 29, 2016
    In November 2015, Herr Foods of Nottingham, Pennsylvania, in the 16th Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Private Label Buyers Mission in Philadelphia, PA. At the event, Herr’s met with various foreign buyers and organizations, including a representative of Mega Mart, one of South Korea’s largest retail companies.
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  • Export Success for Kansas Supplier

    Jul 21, 2016
    Cereal Ingredients, Inc., an employee-owned specialty ingredients manufacturer, established in 1990 by Robert W. Hatch, is located in Leavenworth, Kansas. Cereal Ingredients, Inc. produces food particulates that add flavor, texture and color to baked goods and cereals, as well as pre-blended mixes to create added flavor and swirl effects in bread products.
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  • Cissé Cocoa Co. Increases Export Sales

    Jul 21, 2016
    In June 2015, Cissé Cocoa Co., located in Mamaroneck, New York, in the 16th Congressional District, attended the Specialty Foods Buyers Mission at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show.
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  • North Dakota Company's Exports Grow in Mexico

    Jul 21, 2016
    Mexico continued to be a budding export market in 2015 for Red River Commodities, Inc. of Fargo, North Dakota. Tara Jensen, International/Domestic Sales Manager, was one of eleven participants in the Focused Trade Mission to Mexico for Private Label and Retail Products in August of last year.
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  • Vermont Supplier Looks Forward to Export Sales to South Korea

    Jul 12, 2016
    Vermont Homemade Memories, LLC dba Vermont Harvest, located in Stowe, Vermont, has produced the finest gourmet condiments since 1983. These homemade jams, conserves and chutneys offer distinct flavors that will not be found in average condiments.
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  • Vermont Supplier Gains Exports to Canada

    Jul 12, 2016
    Potlicker Kitchen, from Stowe, Vermont, attended Food Export’s Specialty Foods Buyers Mission at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show. The event was successful for the Vermont Supplier who gained many new foreign buyer contacts and had $425 in actual sales to South Korea.
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  • New York Supplier Gains Export Sales to Canada

    Jul 12, 2016
    In January of 2014, Amrita Health Foods from Pleasantville, New York, located in the 17th Congressional District, attended Food Export's Northeast Buyers.
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  • Successful Seafood Sales In Belgium

    Jul 12, 2016
    Acme Smoked Fish Corporation, a Brooklyn, New York smoked fish supplier, traveled to Brussels, Belgium in April to attend the Seafood Expo Global. To maximize their show benefits, Acme registered for Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ services. These services included being part of the organized pavilion for suppliers of Northeast U.S. seafood products and on-site support from Food Export Staff and In-Market Representatives.
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  • Increasing Export Sales from Michigan to Hong Kong

    Jul 12, 2016
    In July of 2015, Trueline Foods of Grand Rapids, Michigan, attended the Focused Trade Mission to Hong Kong for Retail and Food Service Products. The mission was organized by Food Export – Midwest and coordinated by Jamie Zmitko-Somers, International Marketing Program Manager at the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
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  • Focused Trade Mission Builds Export Sales for Chicago Supplier

    Jul 12, 2016
    This past April, Scott Weiss of City Foods, Inc. / Bea’s Best from the 3rd Congressional District of Chicago, Illinois participated in Food Export’s Focused Trade Mission to Panama for Retail and Food Service Products. This was the second Food Export Focused Trade Mission for the Chicago based meat producer.
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  • PetCakes Goes Global

    Jul 11, 2016
    In March 2016, PetCakes by Lucky Paws, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 1st Congressional District, attended the Global Pet Expo where Melinda Kirk, company CEO, utilized Branded Program funds to exhibit.
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  • East-West International Benefits from Food Export Services

    Jul 11, 2016
    In April 2016, East-West International Group, located in Moreland Hills, Ohio, in Ohio’s 14th Congressional District, participated in the Food Show PLUS!™ service offered through the Food Export Association of the Midwest while attending Food & Hotel Asia (FHA).
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  • Illinois Company Increases Exports to Canada

    Jul 11, 2016
    Hometown Bagel Inc. is the family owned business of Mike and Dawn Lally. Since 1995, they have been selling quality bagels and bagel chips in the greater Chicago area. Today, their bagels and bagel chips can be found all over the world. By participating in over twenty events and services that Food Export offers, Hometown Bagel Inc. has been able to expand their export of bagel chips.
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  • Nebraska Animal Health Supplier Grows Export Success

    Jul 11, 2016
    Oxbow Animal Health, located in Murdock, Nebraska, in the 1st Congressional District, has been taking advantage of 50% reimbursement through the Branded Program since 2001. Oxbow is a worldwide leader of premium nutrition for small herbivores such as rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, and more. Their variety of products includes healthy treats and supplements, fortified foods, organic foods and natural science products for small pets.
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  • Success From Food Export's Sweets & Snacks Buyers Mission

    Jul 11, 2016
    Stonehedge Farms, located in Dover, Pennsylvania, from the 4th Congressional District, found major success from the Sweets and Snacks Buyers Mission at the 2015 Sweets and Snacks Expo. The event which took place in May of 2015 created over $51,000 in sales for the company. In addition to the increase in sales, the company was able to enter two new markets.
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  • Growing Export Sales for New York Company

    Jul 11, 2016
    Groceries USA, an export management company from Long Island City, New York, has been working in international sales and marketing for major North American food manufacturers since 1981. For over 30 years, they have successfully introduced value-added grocery products to numerous international markets. They currently export U.S. grocery products in over 30 markets.
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  • Wisconsin Supplier Achieves Export Success to China

    Jul 11, 2016
    Badger State Fruit Processing, located in Pittsville, Wisconsin, is a family owned business and the largest independent supplier of cranberry products in the United States. They note that, “They are cranberry specialists.” Situated in the heart of cranberry country, they do it all. This Wisconsin supplier prides themselves on being cranberry growers, cranberry processors, cranberry warehousers and cranberry transporters.
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  • Successful First Focused Trade Mission for Minnesota Company

    Jul 11, 2016
    In May 2016, Kinesis for Markets Merging in America (KIMMA), located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, participated in the Focused Trade Mission to Brazil for Retail and Food Service Products. In Brazil, they participated in a retail tour of the market, took advantage of the pre-event market research and assistance from Food Export’s In-Market Representative, and one-on-one meetings with buyers to get a better understanding of the market.
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  • Ohio Supplement Manufacturer Grows Korean Exports

    Jul 11, 2016
    Exporting products around the world has always been a focus for Ohio-based Graminex LLC, and with their recent participation in Food Export’s Food Ingredients Buyers Mission, the company is expanding their global presence with increased sales in South Korea.
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