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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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  • Iowa Supplier Expands Export Sales to China with Branded Program

    Aug 27, 2018
    West Des Moines, Iowa based China Iowa Group has utilized Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program to help expand their export sales for three years. Last year the Iowa Supplier concentrated on expanding their exports to China since they were already involved in sourcing and exporting goods between the United States and China. They hoped to increase their sales and make Jasper Winery a well-known brand and gift in China.
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  • Focused Trade Mission Participant Gains Exports to Hong Kong

    Aug 27, 2018
    In August of 2017, Amlat, LLC from Madison, Wisconsin participated in Food Export’s Focused Trade Mission to Hong Kong for Retail, Food Service and Healthy Products. During the Mission Amlat was part of a Market Briefing presented by local USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, a local retail store tour, a tour of the Hong Kong Food Expo and one-on-one Buyer/Supplier meetings.
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  • Wisconsin Supplier Expands Exports

    Aug 27, 2018
    Death’s Door Spirits, based in Middleton, Wisconsin, began in 2005 as a means to restore agriculture and a sustainable farming economy to Washington Island, Wisconsin. Distilling since 2007, Death’s Door uses all of the winter wheat grown on the island in its spirits, and harvests juniper berries for its Gin. Death’s Door is one of the original craft spirits manufacturers in the United States and is proud to continue its commitment to the families on the island and to produce exceptional award-winning spirits.
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  • First-Time Export Sale to Canada for DeIorio Foods Inc.

    Aug 27, 2018
    In 2017, DeIorio Foods Inc, located in Utica, New York, in the 22nd Congressional District, attended the Restaurants Canada Show by utilizing Market Access Program (MAP) funds from the Food Export Branded Program. Utilizing the 50% cost reimbursement program helped them defer costs of exhibiting at the show.
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  • Market Access Program Helps New York Supplier Grow Exports

    Aug 15, 2018
    In February, FOODMatch Inc., from New York, New York, attended the CHFA Show in Canada with support from Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program. The 50% cost reimbursement program assisted the supplier by deferring the costs associated with exhibiting at the show and allowing the company to focus on finding new buyers for their Mediterranean specialty food products.
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  • Iowa Company Utilizes Market Access Program to Expand Exports

    Aug 15, 2018
    Living Water Commodities, a division of Hawkeye Gold of Ankeny, Iowa participated in Food Export – Midwest’s Value-Added Feed Ingredient Buyers Mission at the World Pork Expo in June 2018.
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  • Feed Exports from Wisconsin to Colombia

    Aug 13, 2018
    Based in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, Great Lakes Bio Systems, Inc. is “committed to manufacturing natural products that perform consistently”. With these core values and their utilization of Food Export programs and services the company has been gaining export sales since 2016.
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  • Dozers Dental Chews Gains New Export Opportunity in New Zealand

    Aug 10, 2018
    In March 2018, Dozers Dental Chews DBA Pure Technology, located in West Henrietta, New York, in the 25th Congressional District, attended Food Export’s 2018 Pet Food Buyers Mission at Global Pet Expo where they interacted with a buyer from New Zealand.
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  • The First Step Towards Exporting

    Aug 08, 2018
    In 2017, JonnyPops, LLC, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the 5th Congressional District, applied for funding from the Market Access Program funded Branded Program with Food Export. They were accepted into the program where they are eligible to receive 50% cost reimbursement for a wide variety of international marketing activities to assist companies in breaking into new markets.
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  • Klein's Kosher Ice Cream Expands Consumer Base in Canada

    Aug 08, 2018
    Real Kosher Ice Cream DBA Klein’s Kosher Ice Cream is a kosher ice cream business, located in Brooklyn, New York that utilized Food Export’s Branded Program in 2017. Klein’s Kosher Ice Cream used the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program to increase their brand awareness and expand their consumer base in the Canadian market while deferring costs of international marketing activities.
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  • Illinois Supplier Gains Market Share in China

    Aug 07, 2018
    TEFCO, an Illinois based Supplier utilized Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program to increase their market share in China in 2017. While already exporting their Oat Milk product to Taiwan with great success, last year TEFCO focused on expanding their product export to other countries in Asia.
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  • Gaining Export Success with Food Export Buyers Mission

    Aug 06, 2018
    In 2017, Lovely Candy Co, from Algonquin, Illinois, participated in Food Export’s Midwest Buyers Mission. During the Mission the Illinois Supplier met with buyers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Fiji, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. While introducing their products to all of the buyers, it was the buyer from Australia who took the greatest interest in their candies.
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  • Natural Products Buyers Mission Helps Minnesota Supplier Gain New Export Market Sales to Taiwan

    Jul 27, 2018
    In January of 2017 Total Health Nutritional Foods, Inc., from Minneapolis, Minnesota participated in Food Export’s Specialty Food Buyers Mission at the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show. At the mission the Minnesota Supplier met with buyers from Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan to introduce their LutriA products.
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  • Continued Export Growth to Canada for Illinois Supplier

    Jul 23, 2018
    In 2014 Olympia Food Industries started using Food Export’s Branded Program to expand their export business. The company developed an export plan to increase sales to Canada and utilized their allocated Branded Program funds tap into potential customers in the market. By increasing their brand awareness and establishing relationships with new distributors and food service contacts they focused on advertising, trade shows, shipping samples and distributing promotional materials to the market.
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  • Minnesota Company Grows Exports to Canada

    Jul 23, 2018
    One of the rewards of working at Food Export is watching a supplier’s export sales grow as they continually use our programs year after year. Seven Sundays, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the 5th Congressional District is a great example of this. Seven Sundays is a small, growing food company that produces muesli for retail distribution. Hannah and Brady Barnstable started Seven Sundays in 2011.
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  • Branded Program Helps Chicago Supplier Gain Exports

    Jul 20, 2018
    Utilizing the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program through Food Export since 2009 has helped City Foods, Inc. dba Bea’s Best expand their exports to Bermuda, Panama, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates and Trinidad & Tobago. Using their allocated funding to defer costs of attending international trade shows, ship samples and make label/packaging modifications has been key to helping this Chicago based supplier gain brand recognition and sales abroad.
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  • Pennsylvania Supplier Increases Exports to Saudi Arabia

    Jul 19, 2018
    In 2017, Knouse Foods, Inc., located in Peach Glen, Pennsylvania, in the 4th Congressional District, applied for funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program with Food Export. They were accepted into the program where they were eligible to receive 50% cost reimbursement for a wide variety of international marketing activities to assist companies in breaking into new markets.
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  • Family-Owned Illinois Supplier Exports to the Middle East

    Jul 17, 2018
    Family-owned Schafer Fisheries, in Thomson, Illinois, could probably teach a thing or two about the value of persistence. USDA MAP-funding support made it possible for the company to exhibit at Seafood Expo Global, in 2017.
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  • Branded Program Utilization Helps Grow Iowa Supplier's Exports

    Jul 17, 2018
    Diamond V Mills, a part of Diamond V Mills, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the 2nd Congressional District, has used the Branded Market Access Program (MAP) for 10 years to increase export sales in Spain, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Brazil.
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  • Michigan Supplier Gains Export Sales With Market Access Program Funding

    Jul 17, 2018
    In 2017, Graminex LLC, located in Saginaw, Michigan, in the 5th Congressional District, participated in Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program where they were able to gain new export sales to Germany.
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