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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  • Spicing Up the Summer Fancy Foods Buyers Mission

    Jul 08, 2016
    Food Export’s Summer Fancy Foods Buyers Mission is an annual event that represents one of their most important specialty products Buyers Missions in the U.S. This Buyers Mission offers U.S. suppliers the opportunity to meet in a face-to-face setting with pre-screened, pre-qualified international specialty food buyers from all over the world.
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  • Ohio Supplier Expands Exports to Japan

    Jul 08, 2016
    East-West International Group, Inc. is no stranger to exporting. With more than 20 years of experience, President Jiunn-Der Wu, who goes by JD, knows how to connect buyers and sellers from around the world, and has done so again in the Japanese market.
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  • Unique Italian Ice Finds Success in Mexico

    Jul 08, 2016
    In March of 2014, Richard Trotter of S.R. Rosati, Inc. participated in Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ while attending the ANTAD Expo in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Food Export services available: introductions to qualified buyers, pre-event product research, a market briefing by the local USDA, FAS representative, local industry tours, and on-site show assistance, helped S.R. Rosati maximize their return of investment.
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  • Success Found at the Winter Fancy Foods Buyers Mission

    Jul 08, 2016
    In January 2014, Breton Enterprises dba Natural Nectar, located in Huntington, New York, in the 3rd Congressional District, attended the Winter Fancy Foods Buyers Mission. During this Buyers Mission, they established a supplier contact that led to $3,000 in first time export sales to Mexico.
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  • Branded Program Assists First-Time Exhibitor

    Jul 08, 2016
    In September 2015, The Vermont Hay Company used Branded Program funding to support their efforts as a first time exhibitor at Natural Products East Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. As a result of their exhibit at the show, they are engaged in preliminary talks with two major U.S. retailers with a foreign market presence (Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom) to launch their product in early 2017.
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  • Trade Mission Success for New Jersey Supplier

    Jul 08, 2016
    Kontos Foods, Inc., based in Paterson, New Jersey, has produced premium-quality traditional Mediterranean products for over sixty years. The premier baker of hand-stretched flatbreads offers over fifty varieties of flatbreads and Pita breads, Fillo Dough and related pastries, along with premium grade USDA-approved Gyro and meat products, Greek Yogurt and Tzatziki sauce.
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  • Popping Export Sales for New Jersey Supplier

    Jul 08, 2016
    Positioning yourself and your products in front of pre-qualified, experienced international buyers who seek the latest food trends and products from the United States is easy at Food Export’s Northeast Buyers Mission. International American Supermarket Corp. (IAS) from Piscataway, New Jersey knows this as a twelve year attendee to the activity.
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  • Massachusetts Ginseng Supplier Begins Exporting to Poland

    Jul 07, 2016
    In November 2014, Ginseng Up, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, in the 2nd Congressional District, attended the Convenience Stores Buyers Mission at the 2014 NACS Show where they met with a buyer from Poland, European Union Market.
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  • Buyer Connections at Food Marketing Institute Buyers Mission

    Jul 07, 2016
    Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and in the heart of North America’s top tart cherry growing region, Graceland Fruit is one of the largest single providers of dried fruit in the world.
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  • Illinois Supplier Establishes New Partnership By Utilizing RepFinder Service

    Jul 07, 2016
    In March 2015, SanFilippo & Son, located in Elgin, Illinois, utilized the Food Export RepFinder service where they established a relationship with a new distributor for their work in the Mexican market. The RepFinder service connects suppliers with Food Export’s In-Market Representatives to facilitate meetings with potential distributor partners and targeted importers.
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  • New Jersey Supplier Expands Exports to Taiwan

    Jul 07, 2016
    In May, Cibo Vita, located in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, in the 9th Congressional District, attended SIAL China where they met a number of contacts a buyer from Taiwan. In October, they made a sale of dried fruits & nuts to Taiwan.
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  • Grandma Mae's Abundant Exports

    Jul 07, 2016
    With their corporate headquarters located in Newark, Delaware, administrative offices in New York, New York, and their production being done in Sherburne, NY, Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals has been able to make an abundant amount of pet food for markets all across the globe.
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  • Smooth Shipping to Costa Rica Thanks to Food Export

    Jul 07, 2016
    In June of 2014, Mrs. Clark’s Foods, Inc. / All-Juice Midwest, headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois with manufacturing facilities in Madison, Wisconsin and Ankeny, Iowa, attended Food Export’s Caribbean and Central American Buyers Mission for Retail and Food Service Products in Miami, Florida.
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  • Color Brands Starts Business In Australia

    Jul 07, 2016
    In July of 2015, Color Brands, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the 4th Congressional District, attended the Midwest Buyers Mission in Chicago, Illinois where they met one-on-one with a buyer from Australia. After a few weeks of correspondence with the buyer, they made a sale of US$3,000 worth of a variety of snack food products.
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  • Original Juan Specialty Foods Making Advances in Korea

    Jul 07, 2016
    In October of 2014, Original Juan Specialty Foods, located in Kansas City, KS, in the 3rd Congressional District, participated in Focused Trade Mission to Korea for Specialty and Natural Products hosted by Food Export – Midwest. During this mission they met with several potential buyers and distributors.
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  • Cooperative Uses Branded Funds to Increase Export Sales

    Jul 07, 2016
    Organic Valley Family of Farms, a Cooperative owned by 1,800 Farmers around the U.S., has used Food Export to participate in many Buyers Missions, Webinars and the Branded Program since 2001. Each program offered Organic Valley the chance to start business in a new market or grow business in existing markets.
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  • Fetching Export Sales to Europe

    Jul 07, 2016
    In May 2015, Treat Planet, located in Maryland Heights, Missouri in the 2nd Congressional District, attended the Zoomark tradeshow with assistance from the Branded Program. The Branded Program reimburses eligible agricultural suppliers for 50% of their international marketing expenses, including travel to international tradeshows. While at the show, they met 16 European buyers of pet treats and project $500,000 in export sales in the next 12 months as a result of their participation in the show.
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  • Partnerships for Export Success

    Jul 07, 2016
    Food Export-Midwest is one of many export assistance providers that works with agricultural suppliers in the Midwest. Whenever possible, we partner with these other organizations to provide a more holistic experience to the agricultural exporters we assist. One such organization is the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO), located in Fargo, North Dakota.
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  • Growth Through Exports for Wisconsin Manufacturer

    Jul 07, 2016
    Connoils is a global manufacturer, supplier and distributor of high quality natural, organic and nutritional Internally Stabilized Bulk Oils, Oil Powders, Softgels and Specialty Ingredients. This minority-owned company based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is on the right path to seeing growth through exports.
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  • New Hampshire Supplier Exports to Canada

    Jul 07, 2016
    In September of 2014, Mary Macdonald, Owner of The Discerning Palate, LLC, attended the Natural Products Expo East Buyers Mission. At the mission she met with pre-selected buyers from Canada, Brazil, Mexico and the Czech Republic.
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