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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  • Branded Program Continues to Boost Exports to Mexico for Michigan Supplier

    May 14, 2018
    Cooperative Elevator Co., based in Pigeon, Michigan has been using Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program since 2007 to increase their international market share. Most recently the company has utilized their allocated funds to grow their export business to Mexico.
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  • Lafeber Spreads Its Wings With Branded Program

    May 14, 2018
    In 2017, Lafeber located in Cornell, Illinois in the 16th Congressional District, utilized Food Export’s Branded Program to exhibit at several major veterinary shows in Europe. As a result of exhibiting at these shows, they met over 130 foreign buyers; achieved actual sales of over $21,000, and made a first-time market sale to Italy.
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  • Maintaining Export Growth With the Branded Program

    May 14, 2018
    Utilization of the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Food Export Branded Program has helped Wisconsin based Muldoon Dairy expand exports for the past seven years. The program has assisted the supplier to grow their exports by 75% over the course of their Branded Program utilization.
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  • Pennsylvania Supplier Grows With Market Access Program

    May 11, 2018
    Bassetts Ice Cream, a company from the 1st Congressional District, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a skillful exporter that has entered and explored the market of South Korea last year with the help of the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Food Export Branded Program.
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  • Growing Exports with Food Export's Branded Program

    May 11, 2018
    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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  • North Dakota Company Grows Export Sales With Branded Program

    May 11, 2018
    JM Grain Inc. located in Garrison, North Dakota, utilized Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program in 2017 with a market strategy to expand exports to the United Arab Emirates.
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  • Indiana Confectionery Group Expands Exports

    May 10, 2018
    In July 2017, Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc. from Merrillville, Indiana attended Food Export’s Midwest Buyers Mission in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to the event the Indiana Supplier reviewed the buyer list and chose the buyers they wanted to meet based on their company’s products and the businesses the buyers represented.
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  • Focused Trade Mission to Toronto Leads to New Success in Canada

    May 09, 2018
    In 2017, Cleveland Kraut, from Cleveland, Ohio, participated in Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Focused Trade Mission to Toronto for Specialty and Natural Products. Through their participation in this mission Cleveland Kraut found a broker for their products for the Canadian market.
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  • Expanding Exports With the Branded Program

    May 08, 2018
    SB Global Foods Inc. from Hatboro, Pennsylvania has been a Food Export USA – Northeast Branded Program participant since 1999. The company has used the 50% reimbursement funding for a variety of activities including making label modifications, advertising, conducting international trade seminars, freight charges and promotional displays.
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  • First Time Export to Indonesia for Black Swan BBQ Sauce

    May 04, 2018
    Utilizing Food Export programs and services has helped Black Swan Gourmet BBQ Sauces gain international presence and expand their products into new markets. Black Swan credits much of their export success to the Food Export Helpline that guides them through the labyrinth of paperwork for shipping, custom processes and regulations.
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  • Rep Finder Program Helps Gain First-Time Export for Massachusetts Supplier

    May 02, 2018
    Shire City Herbals has been an active participant in programs offered by Food Export since 2015. In 2017 Shire City Herbals participated in the Market Builder Program for the first time. Their participation in the Rep Finder program resulted in their meeting with a national distributor to carry their Fire Cider brand across Canada.
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  • Maine Speciality Supplier Exports for the First Time

    May 01, 2018
    Good To-Go, a specialty food supplier based in Kittery, Maine has utilized Food Export’s Branded Program to export internationally for the first time in 2017. Good To-Go is a family owned business co-founded by spouses Jennifer Scism and David Koorits with a mission to provide healthy and tasty meals on the go.
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  • Vermont Supplier Continues Success Along Multiple Paths

    Apr 19, 2018
    When it comes to doing business, perhaps no other company is as personable and down to earth as Bascom Family Farms. Led by their Director of Sales and Marketing Arnold Coombs, Bascom Family Farms boasts being the largest supplier of maple syrup and maple sugar in the United States, while still catering to the customer, small businesses, and environmental protection. Being in the business for seven generations, the Bascom Family is the gold standard for maple products both domestically and internationally.
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  • Couscous Exported to the UK Through Branded Program

    Apr 19, 2018
    In 2017, US Durum Products, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in the 16th Congressional District, utilized Food Export’s Branded Program where they made a sale of couscous worth more than $30,000 USD to a buyer from the United Kingdom.
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  • North Dakota Supplier Continues to Expand into New Markets

    Apr 19, 2018
    In June 2017, Premium Gold Flax Products, Inc., from Denhoff, North Dakota participated in Food Export’s Specialty Foods Buyers Mission at the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show. At the Mission they chose to meet with International Buyers from Canada, Costa Rica, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.
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  • Illinois Supplier Utilizes Food Show PLUS!™ Services to Grown Exports

    Apr 16, 2018
    In May of 2017 while exhibiting at the SIAL Canada Show, La Preferida utilized Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ services to enhance their trade show experience. Taking part of pre-show education with the retail tour and market briefing helped the Chicago Supplier learn more about the market while experiencing it firsthand.
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  • Gaining Contacts & Export Sales in China

    Apr 16, 2018
    Participating in Food Export’s Branded Program for the past five years has helped Marathon Ginseng International Inc. from Weston, Wisconsin gain many foreign buyer contacts and increase total export sales. Specifically this past year the Wisconsin Supplier earned $500,000 in direct and indirect export sales to China and Hong Kong with the assistance of their allocated Market Access Program (MAP) Branded Program funds.
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  • McClure's Pickles Prospers Through Exports

    Apr 16, 2018
    In 2017, McClure’s Pickles, located in Detroit, Michigan, in the 13th Congressional District, utilized Food Export-Midwest’s Branded Program to help offset their international marketing costs.
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  • Pennsylvania Dessert Success in South Korea

    Apr 16, 2018
    In 2017, Sweet Street Desserts, located in Reading, Pennsylvania in the 16th Congressional District, attended Food Export’s 2017 Midwest Buyers Mission where they met with a buyer from South Korea. This opportunity led them to establish new connections in South Korea’s market. From meeting with the buyer, they made sales to South Korea market worth $200,000.
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  • Kansas Company Increases Barbeque Products Sales to Europe

    Mar 26, 2018
    J & J Group LLC doing business as Rufus Teague out of Shawnee, Kansas, in the 3rd Congressional District, has utilized Food Export’s Branded Program to make an impact in Switzerland. With the assistance of the program, in 2017 Rufus Teague had the largest amount of sales in Switzerland than they ever have before.
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