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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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  • Buyers Mission Helps New York Supplier Enter New Export Market

    Sep 20, 2018
    In January of 2018, Legally Addictive Foods, LLC from Brooklyn, New York attended Food Export’s Northeast Buyers Mission. There they met with buyers from eight different international markets to introduce to them their unique “Crack Cookies”.
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  • Wisconsin Supplier Gains Exports Through Buyers Mission & Branded Program

    Sep 19, 2018
    In October 2017, Bio-Nutrition International Inc., located in Madison, Wisconsin in the 2nd Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission at the 2017 World Dairy Expo. During the mission, the Wisconsin feed additive and ingredient supplier met with buyers from China and Vietnam.
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  • Belle Cove Success In Three International Markets

    Sep 19, 2018
    In 2017, Belle Cove, located in South Portland, Maine, in the 1st Congressional District, utilized Food Export’s Branded Program funds to contribute to marketing efforts in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand. Food Export’s Branded Program offers 50% cost reimbursement for approved international marketing activities. On a mission to provide value-added and high quality seafood from the United States to tables around the world, the U.S Supplier utilized their allocated funding to attend foreign trade shows, conduct in-store demonstration in key retail channels, and develop a multi-language website.
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  • Clever Growing Exports to Canada

    Sep 18, 2018
    For over 20 years, Clever Cookie has been providing unique, brightly decorated designs of delicious shortbread cookies that are Kosher certified and outstanding customer service to customers worldwide. Over the years, Clever Cookie has expanded its product offerings by adding official licensed character designs and has broadened their product categories to include Shelf Stable Cookies for Center of Store, Fresh Baked Cookies for in-store bakery, Frozen and refrigerated dough, Gourmet Brownies and Cakes.
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  • New York Supplier Gains Exports to Australia

    Sep 17, 2018
    Each year, Food Export Association of the Midwest organizes a Buyers Mission at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. This year, Food Export brought ten buyers from ten different markets to meet with 39 U.S. supplier participants which resulted in a successful match between our Australian buyer and Good Noodles, Inc. (DBA Sfoglini).
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  • Miller's Mustard Establishes Partnership at 2018 Northeast Buyers Mission

    Sep 17, 2018
    On January 29, 2018, Miller’s Mustard, located in Gibsonia, PA in the 3rd Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Northeast Buyers Mission in Philadelphia. At the event, the company met with various international food buyers, including a representative of a large food importer from Japan. In February 2018, Miller’s completed a sale of Miller’s Sweet & Spicy Banana Pepper Mustard and has shipped five pallets of product to their new partner.
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  • Branded Program Continues to Assist Export Growth of Connecticut Supplier

    Sep 11, 2018
    The Orange Cheese Company began working with Food Export in 2014 taking part of the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program and attending Focused Trade Missions to China and Hong Kong. Since participating in the Food Export programs, they have made their first export sale and have had continued success with their exports into the various regions of China.
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  • New Jersey Supplier Increases Exports to UAE

    Sep 10, 2018
    Kontos Foods, Inc. from Paterson, New Jersey is a U.S. based manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods. Founded in 1987, Kontos works with food service and retail market segments, domestically and internationally. The family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched Flatbreads, including the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita® (producing over 60 varieties of multi-ethnic Pita and Flatbreads), Fillo Dough, Fillo Pastries, and other high-quality Mediterranean foods. Kontos Foods, which has over 275 employees, was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos and his son Steve, who together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry.
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  • King Orchards Begins Export Journey

    Aug 31, 2018
    King Orchards, Inc., located in Central Lake, Michigan, of the 2nd Congressional District made a new export sale and contact with distributors in South Korea and China as a result of their participation in the 2017 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Trade Mission to China and the 2017 Food Export Focused Trade Mission to South Korea. According to Juliette King, Project Manager for King Orchards, “We were able to make a first ever export sale valued at $1,300 as a direct result from our participation in Food Export’s Focused Trade Mission to South Korea. We also have a pending export sales order valued at $31,000.”
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  • Wisconsin Supplier Uses Branded Program Funds to Grow Exports

    Aug 30, 2018
    Fiberstar Inc, located in River Falls, Wisconsin, in the 7th Congressional District, has participated in Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program, a 50% cost reimbursement program funded by the Market Access Program (MAP), since 2005.
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  • Kansas Exporter Utilizes Food Export to Target New Markets

    Aug 28, 2018
    In 2018, St. Amand Trade headquartered in Paxico, Kansas utilized Market Access Program funds through participation in Food Export’s Advisor Program and Market Builder programs to identify new markets for craft beers, wines and spirits.
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  • Focused Trade Mission to Mexico Initiated Partnerships & Export Sales for New York Company

    Aug 27, 2018
    In 2017, Agri-Dairy Products Inc., located in Purchase, New York, in the 17th Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Focused Trade Mission to Mexico for Food Ingredients. The market offered good opportunities for the U.S. Supplier to grow their food ingredient exports to the Mexican market while also provided educational opportunities during the Mission.
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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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