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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Missouri Food Service Company Expands Exports with Help from the Market Access Program

by Food Export | Dec 14, 2017
Founded in 2004 as a frozen seafood distribution company, Arctic Food Services has since grown to be a major distributor and wholesaler of seafood throughout the region. Based in St. Louis, Missouri in the 2nd Congressional District, Arctic Food Services has a diverse inventory of seafood that totals 120 items at any given time that they transport all over the country.

Working with Food Export for the last several years, Arctic Food Services has been involved in the Branded Program since 2016. Through their participation in the Branded Program, Arctic Food Services was able to expand their export market into China as they made two new connections with Chinese buyers. The Branded Program allowed Arctic Food Services to be reimbursed $13,000 of their expenses in expanding their market to China! Because of these new connections in China, they were able to report $124,155 worth of new sales! This also marked the first time that Arctic Food Services was able to export into China.

Arctic Food Services has also participated in the Online Product Catalog in which they list their products online through Food Export where potential customers can see them.

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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