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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MAP Funding Helps Iowa Supplier Expand Exports to Qatar

by Food Export | Dec 13, 2017
During 2016 American Pop Corn Company utilized Food Export’s Branded Program funding to penetrate the retail popcorn market in Qatar. After using their allocated funding for product advertising, promotional displays and in-store promotion events, American Pop Corn was able to achieve their goal. Achieving actual sales of over $150,000 for their JOLLY TIME® Pop Corn was strongly due to the assistance of the Branded Program.

American Pop Corn Company located in Sioux City, Iowa, of the 4th Congressional District, has utilized Food Export’s programs and services since 1997.

American Pop Corn Co., makers of JOLLY TIME® Pop Corn is a fourth generation, family owned company with a variety of retail microwave popcorn products including BlastOButter, KettleMania, Mallow Magic, Crispy’n White and the Big Cheez. JOLLY TIME yellow and white Pop Corn products are also sold in reseal able poly bags, canisters and jars.          

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Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products. As these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.


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