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.

  • Export Success Through Food Export Programs

    Jan 17, 2019
    In 2018, Life Plus Style Gourmet, participated in Food Export - Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program as well as multiple Buyers Missions, Focused Trade Missions and Food Show PLUS!™ events. Located in Valley Stream, New York in the 4th Congressional District, Life Plus Style Gourmet was able to continue and grow their export success in a number of new markets.
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  • Continued Export Growth for Indiana Supplier

    Jan 17, 2019
    In June of 2018, Clabber Girl Corporation of Terre Haute, Indiana attended Food Export - Midwest’s Midwest Buyers Mission in Kansas City, Missouri. At the Mission the Indiana Supplier met with nine different international buyers to introduce to them their baking powders and other food ingredient products.
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  • South Korean Market Gets a Whole Lot Sweeter

    Jan 15, 2019
    In 2018, Bassetts Ice Cream, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the 1st Congressional District, participated in Food Export-Northeast’s Branded Program. They have worked closely with us for the past ten years as they expand their popular American made ice-cream and dessert product lines around the globe.
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  • Salvadorian Export Sales for Illinois Pet Food Manufacturer

    Jan 14, 2019
    In 2018, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food, located in Markham, Illinois in the 2nd Congressional District, utilized the Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program to create and distribute giveaway items and advertise in magazines aimed at the Salvadorian market.
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  • Education for Export Success

    Jan 11, 2019
    In 2018 Advanced Sunflower LLC from Huron, South Dakota focused on educating themselves for exporting. They utilized Food Export Midwest’s Export Essentials to learn about free trade agreements, commercial export documentation, international terms of sale and specific international markets.
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  • New York Snack Supplier Expands Exports to the Middle East & Europe

    Jan 10, 2019
    In 2018, Have Your Cake Kitchen dba Rule Breaker Snacks, from Brooklyn, New York traveled to the United Arab Emirates on Food Export – Northeast’s Focused Trade Mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait.
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  • Expanding Exports Into Canada

    Jan 10, 2019
    Utilizing the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Food Export - Midwest Branded Program since 2014 has helped Delphos, Ohio based Lakeview Farms grow their brand name and export sales to Canada. Wanting to maintain and grow their business in Canada through demos, trade shows and marketing activities Lakeview Farms has continued to use the program to get the best return on their promotional investments.
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  • Missouri Supplier Expands Exports With Help From the Market Access Program

    Jan 10, 2019
    Founded in 1992 as a functional ingredient manufacturing company, RIBUS, Inc. supplies natural and organic rice ingredients to food, beverage, dietary supplement and pet companies around the world.
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  • Michigan Exporter Utilizes Education Support Services

    Jan 10, 2019
    In 2018, Fry Krisp Food Products, located in Jackson, Michigan, in the 7th Congressional District, participated in the Food Export – Midwest’s Helpline™, Export Essentials modules, various webinars and a seminar to help educate themselves on the various intricacies of exporting.
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  • Gaining Export Sales at Food Export - Midwest Buyers Mission

    Jan 10, 2019
    Founded on simplicity, Venus Wafers from Hingham, Massachusetts, started in 1931 with a passion for well-made, nutritious foods. Their 100% whole wheat crackers, packaged in a simple brown box are made from all-natural ingredients.
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  • Increased Exports to Canada for Illinois Supplier

    Jan 10, 2019
    In 2017, Wood Dale, Illinois based Rush Direct, Inc. utilized Food Export - Midwest’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program to increase their market share and brand identity. Utilizing the 50% cost reimbursement Branded Program helped Rush Direct defer costs from attending multiple Canadian trade shows.
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  • Maple Syrup Company Gains Exports to Multiple International Markets

    Jan 10, 2019
    SBFK Inc (Sugar Bob’s Maple Syrup), is a small, “family and friends” maple sugaring operation with a unique process for their sweet, smoky maple syrup located in Londonderry, Vermont. They have participated in Food Export Northeast’s Branded Program since 2016, utilizing their funding to participate in Focused Trade Missions, Buyers Missions, international trade shows, and other programs and services.
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  • Kansas BBQ Sauce Company Makes First Export Sale to Canada

    Jan 10, 2019
    In September 2018, Pyramid Foods, located in Shawnee, Kansas in the 3rd Congressional District, attended Food Export – Northeast’s Focused Trade Mission to Toronto where they visited retail stores and met with distributors and brokers from Canada.
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  • Michigan Flavor Producer Makes Long Awaited Sale to Korea

    Jan 10, 2019
    In August 2014, LorAnn Oils, located in Lansing, Michigan, in the 8th Congressional District, attended Food Export - Midwest's Focused Trade Mission to Korea for Bakery Ingredients where they met with several Korean buyers and experienced the market firsthand.
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  • Export Connections are Established at Focused Trade Mission

    Jan 10, 2019
    In April of 2018, Bella Lucia Inc., located in Altoona, Pennsylvania attended Food Export – Northeast’s Focused Trade Mission in Toronto for Specialty and Natural Products. During the mission they had the opportunity to make close connections with buyers from Canada. They are actively communicating with a buyer seeking to expand exports to this market in 2019.
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  • Pop Daddy Pops Into Canadian Export Market

    Jan 10, 2019
    Pop Daddy Popcorn, LLC., located in Whitmore Lake, Michigan of the 7th Congressional District makes first export sales into Canada. The company participated in the Focused Trade Mission to Toronto for Specialty and Natural Products, organized by Food Export and coordinated by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in September of 2018.
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  • Japanese Supermarket Trade Show and Food Show PLUS!™

    Nov 27, 2018
    In February 2018, four companies from the Midwest and Northeast, exhibited at the Japanese Supermarket Show where they utilized Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ services.
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  • New Export Market for Michigan Supplier

    Nov 16, 2018
    North Bay Produce from Traverse City, Michigan utilized Food Export’s Branded Program funding in 2017 to increase exports of their blueberries and apples to Japan and Hong Kong. Taking advantage of the 50% reimbursement through the Market Access Program funded Branded Program helped North Bay gain 10 new contacts in Japan and 15 new foreign buyer contacts in Hong Kong.
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  • Epicore Secures Sales in Brazil and Malaysia

    Nov 14, 2018
    Epicore Networks, located in Eastampton, New Jersey, in the 3rd Congressional District, utilized Food Export’s 2017 Branded Program to offset promotional activities and trade show costs by 50%.
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  • Wisconsin Company Exports to Canada With Help From Food Export's Branded Program

    Nov 14, 2018
    In 2017, Fortified Nutrition, located in Germantown, Wisconsin, in the 5th Congressional District, utilized Food Export’s Branded Program which assisted in connecting them with a buyer from Canada. In February, they made a sale of their product worth $15,000. This sale also marked their first export sale to Canada.
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