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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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  • Increasing Export Sales from Minnesota to Korea

    Mar 20, 2018
    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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  • Increased Presence in Czech Republic

    Mar 20, 2018
    In 2017, Annamaet Pet Foods, Inc. located in Telford, Pennsylvania, in the 8th Congressional District, utilized funds from Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program to increase their market share in Czech Republic. With the utilization of Food Export’s 50% cost reimbursement for international marketing activities, they were able to account for sales of $577,500.
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  • New Exports to Peru for Pennsylvania Snack Supplier

    Mar 19, 2018
    In March of 2017, Herr Foods Inc., located in Nottingham, Pennsylvania, the 16th Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Natural Products Buyers Mission at Natural Products Expo West where they established a new relationship with a buyer from Peru. With this new connection the Pennsylvania chip and snack supplier was able to earn new export sales of $20,000. Herr’s also projects to do $80,000 more in sales with the buyer over the next twelve months.
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  • Growing Exports to East Asia

    Mar 19, 2018
    Global Development and Management LLC (GDM) is a firm dedicated to helping pet food and pet treat companies develop export markets. GDM has helped many companies establish a global presence by creating long-term trading partnerships.
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  • Branded Program Assists New York Supplier Increase Exports

    Mar 19, 2018
    In 2017, Acme Smoked Fish, Inc. located in Brooklyn, New York, in the 12th Congressional District, participated in Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program to alleviate the costs of attending domestic and international tradeshows. The funding helped Acme attend the Seafood Expo Global in Brussels last April where they promoted their smoked salmon and other seafood products to a large audience of international buyers.
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  • Wisconsin Supplier Increases Exports to Asia & The Caribbean with Food Export Branded Program

    Mar 19, 2018
    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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  • The Gluten Free Bar Grows Thanks to Exports

    Mar 19, 2018
    In 2017, The Gluten Free Bar, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the 2nd Congressional District, participated in Food Export’s Branded Program. The program helped them increase business with their Canadian distributor and lead to export sales totaling $500,000.
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  • New Export Sales for Massachusetts Supplier

    Mar 19, 2018
    One of the key items to making exporting a success is connecting with competent and qualified buyers and importers. It’s that connection coupled with diligent follow-up that opens the market for new U.S. products. In January of 2017, Cape Cod Sweets, LLC dba Cape Cod Provisions from Pocasset, Massachusetts attended Food Export’s Northeast Buyers Mission and made some of those connections.
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  • New York Supplier Gains Exports with MAP Funded Branded Program

    Mar 19, 2018
    Founded in Brooklyn in 2005, Terrafina continues on its successful path of sourcing, producing and selling tasty healthy snacks and ingredients both domestically and abroad. In the last 12 years, they have been honing their product range and developing supplier relationships to satisfy a wide range of tastes and healthy snacking options. From product sourcing to final delivery, they are passionate about ensuring quality throughout the supply chain.
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  • Missouri Distributor Expands Exports by Attending Buyers Mission

    Mar 19, 2018
    Founded in 1983 as a wholesale popcorn company, Paris Brothers has since greatly expanded into many business ventures in the food industry. Today, Paris Brothers offers supply chain services, distributes specialty foods, and produces several products themselves making them a very diverse food company. Based in Kansas City, Missouri in the 5th Congressional District, Paris Brothers produces several different types of sauces and offers warehousing in their temperature-controlled warehouse that is uniquely located underground, creating a more efficient method of temperature control.
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  • Expanding Export Markets with Food Export Buyers Mission

    Mar 19, 2018
    American Food Service, Inc. (AFS) from Boonville, New York focuses on exporting American goods into foreign markets. Currently, the company has been able to export all across Europe, as well as other markets such as Asia, Indonesia, and South America. The company has a wide array of products that they update constantly in order to meet the demand of international markets.
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  • Pennsylvania Supplier Benefits from Food Export's Branded Program

    Mar 19, 2018
    Started in 2002 with a humble experiment, Miller’s Mustard was born. Making a few jars of the homemade banana pepper mustard brought smiles to family members and an idea formed to sell the unique sauce at local specialty stores. The response to the product was overwhelming and the brand grew. Fifteen years later, the award-winning mustard can be found in national grocery chains and in international markets.
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  • Korean Food Company Expands Export Markets

    Mar 19, 2018
    Food Dreams Made Real Inc. (FDMR Inc.), doing business as Suji’s Korean Cuisine, is an Omaha-based food company specializing in true-to-the-culture Korean cuisine. The brand’s refrigerated and frozen line of all-natural, clean-label entrees, meals and sauces are sold nation-wide at such retailers as Costco, Walmart, Target and Whole Foods, in addition to several regional retailers. The company also offers a full line of foodservice items that add Korean cache to delis and hot bars at supermarkets, cafeterias, and restaurants around the country.
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  • Delaware Supplier Increases Exports to China

    Mar 19, 2018
    In August of 2017, DrNaturalHealing, Inc. from Milford, Delaware, attended Food Export’s Focused Trade Missions to the China for Retail, Food Service and Healthy Products. Food Export’s Trade Missions allows for companies to meet one-on-one with prequalified buyers in their home country. DrNaturalHealing acquired 12 new foreign contacts and 2 new agent relationships on this Trade Mission to China.
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  • Food Export Buyers Mission Success for New York Supplier

    Mar 19, 2018
    Food Export’s Food Service Buyers Mission at the National Restaurant Association Show is an annual event that represents one of their most important foodservice 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 buyers from all over the world.
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  • Indiana Supplier Grows Exports to Guatemala

    Mar 19, 2018
    In June of 2017, Clabber Girl Corporation of Terre Haute, Indiana attended Food Export’s Food Ingredients Buyers Mission at the 2017 Institute of Food Technologists Show in Chicago, Illinois. At the Mission the Indiana Supplier met with buyers from Brazil, China, Colombia, Guatemala, India, South Korea and Vietnam to introduce to them their baking powders and other food ingredient products.
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  • Gaining Export Success at Food Export Buyers Mission

    Mar 19, 2018
    In June 2017, Breton Enterprises dba Natural Nectar, from Huntington, New York, attended Food Export’s Summer Fancy Food Buyers Mission held in conjunction with Specialty Food’s Summer Fancy Food Show. At the mission the New York Supplier promoted their cookies, crackers and snacks gaining strong interest from the buyers representing South Korea and India.
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  • Branded Funds Continue to Prove Successful for Minnesota Company

    Mar 19, 2018
    Acme Organics LLC is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the 5th Congressional District; and is a manufacturer/processor of Triple Crown Organic BBQ sauces in the sauces and purees market segment. In 2017, Acme Organics LLC used Market Access Program (MAP) Branded Funds for marketing and sales applications in the following countries: Denmark, Sweden, Japan, Norway, Taiwan, South Korea, and United Arab Emirates. Acme used their Branded funds for activities such as online advertising and social media, in store sampling, print material distribution, and sample shipments. Because of their participation and these promotional efforts, they were able to achieve $80,000 in product export sales in 2017.
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  • Market Access Program Helps Ohio Supplier Gain Export Sales

    Mar 19, 2018
    In 2017, East-West International Group, from Moreland Hills, Ohio, participated in Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program. The Branded Program that provides 50% cost reimbursement for a wide variety of international marketing activities helped the Ohio Supplier gain $20,000 in new export sales to Vietnam.
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  • First Time Export Market and Increased Export Sales

    Mar 19, 2018
    The love of sharing a Korean meal with family and friends is what inspired the owners of Korean Delight dba We Rub You to create their mouth-watering Korean BBQ marinade. Made in the USA, their Korean cooking sauces are made using all-natural, non-GMO ingredients with no MSG, no high fructose corn syrup, and no artificial ingredients.
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