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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Indiana Supplier Makes Export Contact at Natural Products Expo West

by Food Export | Dec 14, 2017
In March 2017, Foods Alive, located in Angola, Indiana, in the 3rd Congressional District, attended the Natural Products Expo West 2017 trade show in Anaheim, California where they connected with a buyer from Canada. In August, they made a sale of crackers, seeds, nuts and berries worth $12,018.

Foods Alive exhibited at Natural Products Expo West 2017 with funding support from Food Export’s Branded Program to receive 50% reimbursement on their booth costs. Also, to help learn about completing export orders to Canada, Foods Alive participated in Food Export’s free webinar “How to Complete the NAFTA Certificate of Origin.”

According to Matt Alvord, Vice President, “The Branded Program was an integral part of our ability to exhibit at Expo West. Without the funding they provided, we may not have exhibited. As a result of the connections we made at Expo West, we have expanded our production and providing more working hours to our employees.”

Foods Alive is a producer of organic foods including crackers, snacks, cold-pressed oils, salad dressing and superfoods.

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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