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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  • Online Product Catalog Creats First-Time Export Sale

    Jul 07, 2016
    Bonnie’s Jams, located in Cambridge, MA, in the 5th Congressional District, found great success using the Food Export Online Product Catalog. This free virtual directory allowed Bonnie to showcase her products to international buyers from all over the world, without having to leave her desk!
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  • Vegan Worldwide Projects Export Sales to Brazil

    Jul 07, 2016
    Vegan Worldwide, a specialty food supplier supplies their delicious vegan foods all over the world. They are currently the leader in American Vegan products being exported overseas.
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  • Upstate Dream Institute Expands Their Sales Goals

    Jul 07, 2016
    Upstate Dream Institute, LLC was struggling to reach their sales goals with a purely domestic sales strategy. By chance, one of their partners learned about the Branded Program at a trade show, and from there, things really started to take off.
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  • Trophy Nut Company Finds Success in Taiwan

    Jul 07, 2016
    In May of 2014, Trophy Nut Company, located in Tipp City, Ohio, in the 8th Congressional District, attended the Focused Trade Mission to Taiwan for Retail and Food Service Products. Food Export’s Focused Trade Missions immerse U.S. suppliers into export markets by taking them to markets that show potential for their products to thrive.
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  • U.S. Pet Food Supplier Makes International Connection

    Jul 07, 2016
    Premium Nutritional Products, Inc. a family owned company located Shawnee, Kansas in the 3rd Congressional District, has been taking advantage of the 50% reimbursement through the Branded Program for a number of years.
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  • Distinctive Foods LLC Grows Exports to Canada

    Jul 07, 2016
    In May 2014, Distinctive Foods LLC, ventured to Chicago, Illinois to participate in Food Export-Midwest’s Food Service Buyers Mission at the National Restaurant Association Show. The result of meeting with buyers from Brazil, Japan and Hong Kong looking to import U.S. food service products, was beneficial to Distinctive Foods.
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  • Illinois Chip Supplier Expands Export Markets

    Jul 07, 2016
    In July of 2014, NatureStar Foods, Inc. dba Plocky's Fine Snacks, from Hinsdale, Illinois, in the 5th Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Midwest Buyers Mission where they met with buyers from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
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  • Crepini Succeeds at SIAL Canada Show

    Jul 07, 2016
    Crepini, LLC of Brooklyn, New York, in the 10th Congressional District, exhibited at the 2015 SIAL Canada Show in Toronto and participated in Food Export’s Food Show PLUS! services offered there. Crepini estimates that they secured $50-100,000 in new sales from their participation in the show.
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  • Bella Bella Gourmet Foods Exports to Mexico

    Jul 06, 2016
    Bella Bella Gourmet Foods of West Haven, Connecticut took the plunge this past summer and traveled to Mexico to take advantage of Food Export’s Rep Finder service. In September 2014, Bob Ambrose and Junny Gonzalez, of Bella Bella Gourmet Foods, traveled to Mexico to meet with different importers for their Moulard Duck Foie Gras. The trip was a result of Bella Bella Gourmet Foods’ use of Food Export's Rep Finder service through the Market Builder program. Rep Finder brings U.S. suppliers to foreign markets to make connections with a select and targeted group of interested buyers.
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  • Nu Life Expands In Canada

    Jul 06, 2016
    In March of 2014, Nu Life Market, located in Scott City, Kansas, in the 1st Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Natural Products Buyers Mission at the Natural Products Expo West Show. There they met with a broker from Canada who was very interested in their gluten free flour, bran and grain.
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  • Orange Cheese Company Starts Exporting to China

    Jul 06, 2016
    Orange Cheese Company used the support of Branded Program funding to exhibit at Food & Hotel China in Shanghai in November of 2014. As a result of their trade show promotion, Orange Cheese Company obtained over 50 business contacts and leads and generated their very first export shipment to China, estimated at $40,000.00, with sales expected to triple by the end of 2015. Additionally, the trade show helped to successfully launch one of America’s leading cheese brands in 40 retail locations and 10 major cities throughout China.
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  • Better Batter Sees Growth With International Sales

    Jul 06, 2016
    Better Batter Gluten Free Flour, LLC, located in Altoona, Pennsylvania, attended the 2014 Natural Products Expo East Buyers Mission, the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Buyers Mission, and participated in the Food Export Branded Program in 2014 and 2015.
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  • Buyers Mission Builds Export Sales for Chicago Supplier

    Jul 06, 2016
    Since 1898 the La Preferida family has been involved in the food business. Over one hundred and fifteen years and four generations of family, La Preferida continues to be supported by strong customer loyalty in several of America’s major markets.
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  • Rabbit Creek Products Continue to Grow In Canada

    Jul 06, 2016
    A meeting with a buyer eight years ago kicked off Rabbit Creek Gourmet Products’ exports to Canada. To help develop this relationship, the company looked to Food Export programs for assistance. Owner, Donna Cook, attributes the doubling of the company’s export sales to the Canadian market to the support provided by Food Export.
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  • Spirited Success for Exports to Australia

    Jul 06, 2016
    1-2-3 Gluten Free, Inc., a baking mix supplier from Chagrin Falls, Ohio has expanded to exporting to Australia. After utilizing Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ services at the 2013 ANUGA Expo in Germany in October 2013, 1-2-3 Gluten Free, Inc. has started exporting to a new market.
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  • Branded Program Supports Massachusetts Sauce Supplier

    Jul 06, 2016
    During 2014, Sauces ‘n Love, Inc. participated in Food Export’s Branded Program and utilized the various services from the program. This company located in Lynn, Massachusetts, in the 6th Congressional District used the online product catalog, and in September of 2014, they attended the Natural Products Buyers Mission at the Natural Products Expo West Show.
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  • Branded Program Generates Sales in Multiple Markets for Kansas Supplier

    Jul 06, 2016
    Since 2014, DEW- Drink East Well, LLC dba Hilary’s Eat Well has been using Food Export’s Branded Program to exhibit at trade shows and their persistence has started to pay off in a big way.
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  • SB Global Foods Realizes Six-Figure Export Sales to Singapore

    Jul 06, 2016
    In 2014, SB Global Foods, located in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania realized six figures in export sales of snack food products to a customer in Singapore as a direct result of the support from the Food Export Branded Program and funds from the Market Access Program.
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  • Branded Program Helps Kansas Supplier Make Export Sale to Canada

    Jul 06, 2016
    Grandma Hoerner’s Foods Inc. has been a family owned operation located in Alma, Kansas since 1987. Grandma Hoerner’s took advantage of the 50% reimbursement through the Branded Program to meet multiple buyers at events in Canada. Recently, the supplier started exporting to Canada and they are excited to have a multi-pack box in Costco Canada, and are seeing growth from the distribution. They signed up for the Branded Program in 2015; and have seen an approximate 10% increase in sales overall with exporting; believing it will double within the next year!
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  • Pereg Gourmet Reaches Canada With Food Export's Assistance

    Jul 06, 2016
    In March of 2015, Pereg Gourmet Company, a leading New York spice & grain manufacturer, participated in Food Export’s 2015 Natural Products Expo West Buyers Mission for the first time, and met a Canadian Broker; this meeting lead to an introduction, which later amounted to representation of Pereg’s products into Canada, and also to utilizing Food Export’s Branded Program funds to share a booth at the Canadian Health Food Association show in Vancouver with the Broker.
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