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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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Potatoes to Panama: Pennsylvania Business Finds Exporting Success in New Market

by Food Export | Dec 14, 2017
One Potato Snacks, LLC branded as One Potato Two Potato, is located in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania in the 15th Congressional District. They produce a variety of Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-Free, and Kosher Certified kettle cooked chips. One Potato Snacks has export partners in the Caribbean, Central America as well as representation in the Middle East and Asia.

One Potato Snacks attended Food Export’s Northeast Buyers Mission in Philadelphia on January 26, 2017 where they were introduced to a buyer from Panama. Thanks to Food Export, and the Buyers Mission, a partnership developed into a first-time purchase order and first-time representation of One Potato Two Potato in Panama via Procesadora Monte Azul S.A.

Sampling of One Potato Two Potato Seaside Salt ‘n Vinegar by Procesadora Monte Azul S.A. representative (pictured) described the chips as “delicious”.  onepotat

One Potato Snacks released their first PO to Panama in September 2017. The purchase order included 4 varieties of One Potato Two Potato kettle cooked chips: Hawaiian BBQ, Naked Sea Salt, Savannah Sweet Onion, and Seaside Salt’n Vinegar.

One Potato Snacks Sales Support Specialist, Cathy Kelly, expressed the following about the sale: “This is our first order for Panama, and we are super excited to have Procesadora Monte Azul S.A. represent our brand. The connection we made and the result of a purchase order are a direct result of Food Export and the Buyer’s Mission in Philadelphia earlier this year. We plan to attend the 2018 Northeast Buyer’s Mission in hopes of establishing additional export partnerships to grow our brand internationally.”

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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