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.

If your company has a success to share, email us at info@foodexport.org.

  • Ohio Supplier with Great History Earns New Export Sales

    Jul 11, 2016
    In July of 2015, the Tony Packo Food Company, from Toldeo, Ohio attended Food Export’s Midwest Buyers Mission where they met with buyers from Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Thailand and Australia.
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  • Export Success for Massachusetts Supplier

    Jul 11, 2016
    On December 15, 2015, Cocoa Santé, located in Concord, Massachusetts, in the 3rd Congressional District, made their first export to Japan. The importer purchased one pallet of their hot cocoa mixes, worth $5,000. The company was introduced to this buyer through Food Export during the Summer Fancy Food Show, in June 2015.
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  • First Export Sale for Wisconsin Feed Company

    Jul 11, 2016
    In October of 2013, Quality Roasting Inc., located in Valders, Wisconsin, in the 6th Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission where they met with pre-qualified international buyers from Brazil, China, Colombia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
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  • The First Step Towards Exporting

    Jul 11, 2016
    In September 2015, Morning Song Gardens, from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in the 14th Congressional District, attended the Natural Products East Show where they used Food Export-Midwest’s Branded Program to exhibit. It was their first time participating in a trade show and the Branded Program’s generous cost reimbursement enabled the show to be an affordable option.
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  • Chance Meeting For New York Supplier In the Dominican Republic

    Jul 11, 2016
    In January 2016, Life Plus Style Gourmet, LLC, a New York company that is promoting Coney Island Popcorn, secured a small order with a major retailer in the Dominican Republic, shipping a pallet of four different popcorn flavors.
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  • Spreading BBQ Love to Mexico

    Jul 11, 2016
    In January, ROWDYDOW bbQ WorldWide, located in Chicago, Illinois in the 7th Congressional District, attended the Focused Trade Mission to Mexico for Private Label and Retail Products where they connected with a buyer from Costco.
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  • Exports Grow for Joshua Tree Skin Care

    Jul 11, 2016
    Joshua Tree Skin Care, located in Brighton, Michigan, in the 8th Congressional District, exhibited at the OutDoor Germany Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany July 15-18, 2015. Using Branded Program funding for 50% reimbursement on booth fees and travel costs, two company representatives were able to travel to the show and meet with numerous international buyers.
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  • Venus Wafers Gains Export Sales in Canada

    Jul 08, 2016
    During February of 2014, Venus Wafers Inc. from Hingham, Massachusetts, located in the 8th Congressional District; attend Food Export’s Focused Trade Mission to Canada for Retail, Food Service and Specialty Products. The event was a great success for the company, as they gained $10,000 in sales, along with 12 new buyer contacts and two new distributorships.
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  • Spirited New Exports for Wisconsin Supplier

    Jul 08, 2016
    Death’s Door Spirits, located in Middleton, Wisconsin, in the 2nd Congressional District, is a producer of gin, vodka, whisky, and peppermint schnapps using wheat sourced from Washington Island, Wisconsin.
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  • Iowa Company Expands Markets at Vitafoods Eurpoe Tradeshow

    Jul 08, 2016
    In May 2015, Biova LLC, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, in the 3rd Congressional District, attended the Vitafoods Europe nutraceutical event where they used Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ Services to help fuel market expansion.
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  • Westbrook's Cannery Grows in Canadian Market

    Jul 08, 2016
    In July of 2015, Westbrook’s Cannery, located in Canton, Ohio, in the 7th Congressional District, attended the 2015 Midwest Buyers Mission in Cleveland, Ohio where they met with buyers from around the world.
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  • New York Supplier Expands Exports to Jamaica

    Jul 08, 2016
    In September of 2014, American Food Service, from Boonville, the 21st Congressional District of New York, attended the Focused Trade Mission to Northern Caribbean for Retail and Food Service Products. American Food Service participation helped them met with over thirty different buyers from Jamaica and the Bahamas.
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  • Ballreich's Brings Potato Chips to China

    Jul 08, 2016
    In May of 2012, Ballreich Bros. Inc., located in Tiffin, Ohio, in the 4th Congressional District, attended Food Export – Midwest’s Sweets and Snacks Buyers Mission. During the Buyers Mission, they met with a buyer from Shanghai, China that was interested in their potato chips.
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  • Whitehall Specialties Builds Presence in Middle East

    Jul 08, 2016
    In February of 2015, Whitehall Specialties, located in Whitehall, Wisconsin, in the 3rd Congressional District, attended Gulfood 2015 in Dubai and utilized Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ services.
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  • Jimmy Luv Brings the Mix to Peru

    Jul 08, 2016
    In April 2015, Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the 4th Congressional District, participated in Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program to help offset the costs of exhibiting at the Bar & Nightclub Tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. While there, they met with a buyer from Peru who tasted and was blown away by Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix.
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  • North Dakota Supplier Does Big Export Business

    Jul 08, 2016
    Healthy Oilseeds, LLC, of Carrington, North Dakota produces both organic and non-organic golden and brown flax, borage, and malting barley. With export sales of $2.8 million in 2014, the company exports to T-TIP partners Poland, Spain, and the UK.
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  • Illinois Supplier Increases Export Sales

    Jul 08, 2016
    One of Food Export’s premiere programs is its Food Show PLUS!™ services made available to registered U.S. suppliers traveling overseas to international tradeshows. Food Show PLUS!™ can maximize tradeshow success with: pre-show product research, material translation, in-market briefings, lead generation and more.
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  • Food Export Helpline™ Saves Supplier From Scam

    Jul 08, 2016
    Whether you’re new to exporting or have experience there are always specific issues and questions that are unique to your company, products, and export markets. With the Food Export Helpline™, you’ll speak with Dennis Lynch, an industry expert who’ll put his more than thirty years of experience to work for you. There are no canned answers, only insightful, customized advice specifically for you.
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  • Rhode Island Supplier Has TPP Export Success

    Jul 08, 2016
    Seafreeze, Ltd. is a producer of sea frozen fish on the U.S. east coast based in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, supplying sea frozen and land frozen fish to a worldwide range of markets. Its HACCP-certified trawlers target underutilized species, such as Illex Squid, Loligo Squid, Atlantic Mackerel, Atlantic Butterfish, and Atlantic Herring.
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  • Minnesota Supplier Finds Export Success in Japan

    Jul 08, 2016
    J & J Corp dba Soyko International Inc., from Gary, Minnesota in the 7th Congressional District, began processing and marketing its own seed in 1986. They specialize in the organic industry and international marketing, serving the best quality grain products to the world.
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