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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  • Life Plus Style Gourmet Lands In Australia

    Dec 23, 2019
    Earlier this year, Life Plus Style Gourmet, a leading snack and gourmet food company from Valley Stream, New York, secured an impressive order of their full line of their snack products with a high end distributor in Australia. LPS Gourmet received an initial order of $25,000 with the possibility of future orders of $20,000 per month.
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  • Pet Products Producer Strengthens Connections in Europe

    Dec 19, 2019
    In 2018, Lafeber Company, located in Cornell, Illinois in the 16th Congressional District, attended three international tradeshows in Italy, Germany, and France.
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  • Chicago Area Export Management Company Shows Continued Growth Through Branded Program

    Dec 18, 2019
    EquiTrade Group is an exclusive export management company for many American brands, with a primary focus on introducing American food brands to Latin American countries. Domestically, the company serves several manufacturers in market segments such as ready meals/prepared meals, dairy, bakery products, and more.
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  • Grand Traverse Distillery Generates Export Sales

    Dec 12, 2019
    Grand Traverse Distillery (GTD), a premium spirits company located in Traverse City, Michigan, participated in Food Export - Midwest’s Beer, Wine, & Spirits Buyers Mission at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in 2017, 2018, and 2019. GTD also participated in Food Export’s 2019 Market Builder Program for Southeast Asia.
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  • Branded Program Aids Chicago Area Distiller in Expanding Global Operations

    Dec 12, 2019
    Established in 2008, Koval Distillery produces organic whiskeys, gins, and specialty spirits in Chicago's first distillery since the mid-1800s. The distillery promotes a “grain-to-bottle” mentality with every product, leaning on the resources of local farmers and state of the art milling facilities, which has given them the designation as one of America’s leading small batch, independent spirit manufacturers.
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  • Growing Exports to the United Arab Emirates with Food Export's Branded Program

    Dec 11, 2019
    Kronos Foods Corp. a Glendale Heights, Illinois company partners with distributors, brokers, operators and retailers to deliver consistently high-quality products and service combined with culinary and business solutions.
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  • Wisconsin Supplier Expands Export Markets

    Dec 11, 2019
    The Stone Group from Green Bay, Wisconsin, has participated in Food Export – Midwest programs since 2008. They have participated in Buyers Missions, Focused Trade Missions, the Food Export Helpline™, Food Show PLUS!™, webinars and the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program.
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  • Branded Program Continues to Be Driver of Export Success for Wisconsin Dairy Supplier

    Dec 06, 2019
    In June of 2010, CEO and Owner, Brian Slater successfully established Mill Haven Foods in the New Lisbon community where it has thrived ever since. With a wealth of industry experience and knowledge, the Wisconsin based company has grown over the last decade and now boasts a 77,000 square foot facility with over 50 full-time employees all dedicated to providing excellence in the dairy food ingredients sector.
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  • Food Export Helpline™ Produces First-Time Sale to Mexico for Illinois Supplier

    Dec 05, 2019
    Established in 2009, Ying Stoller’s mission of bringing wholesome Asian recipes and ingredients to the world came to fruition when she began bottling her own sauces for consumers.
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  • New York Company Makes First Time Export Sale to Canada

    Dec 03, 2019
    Otamot Foods, located in Brooklyn, New York, is an organic tomato sauce company. Their signature sauce contains ten organic vegetables, including red bell peppers, sweet potatoes and red beets. This “innovative tomato sauce is formulated to deliver maximum nutrition from whole, plant-based foods.”
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  • First-Time Export Sale to Australia for New York Supplier

    Nov 25, 2019
    In 2018, Good Noodles Inc. dba Sfoglini Pasta, located in West Coxsackie, New York, in the 19th Congressional District, participated in Food Export – Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program.
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  • North Dakota Supplier Expands Exports After Buyers Mission

    Nov 21, 2019
    In August of 2018, Premium Gold Flax Products, Inc., from Denhoff, North Dakota participated in Food Export - Midwest’s Midwest Buyers Mission. At the Mission they chose to meet with International Buyers from Antigua, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.
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  • Utilizing Food Show PLUS!™ Services Helps Vermont Supplier Break Into Canadian Natural Food Market

    Nov 21, 2019
    In February of 2019, Brandon, Vermont based Olivia’s Croutons utilized Food Export – Northeast’s Food Show PLUS!™ services at the CHFA West Show in Vancouver, Canada.
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  • Minnesota Supplier's Export Success Grows to the United Arab Emirates

    Nov 21, 2019
    In March of 2018, Kay’s Naturals, from Clara City, Minnesota attended Food Export - Midwest’s Natural Products Expo West Buyers Mission where they had meetings with seventeen different international buyers.
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  • Cooperative Increases Exports With Food Export Branded Program

    Oct 25, 2019
    Organic Valley Family of Farms, a Cooperative owned by over 2,000 Farmers around the U.S., has participated Food Export – Midwest’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program since 2000.
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  • Ohio Pet Food Company Utilizes Food Export - Midwest's Branded Program to Grow Exports

    Oct 02, 2019
    In 2018, Blackwood Pet Food, LLC located in Lisbon, Ohio, in the 6th Congressional District, participated in Food Export - Midwest’s Branded Program where they utilized $130,000 of the Market Access Program funding to help them create export sales over $1M in Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea.
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  • Market Access Program Increases Exports for New York Supplier

    Oct 02, 2019
    Utilizing Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program in 2018 helped New York based, United Growth Int'l Inc. increase their market share in China. Knowing that China is one of the largest economic and consumption countries they focused their effort to the market to expand their export of dairy, snack and nut products.
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  • Export Success for Wisconsin/New Jersey Supplier

    Sep 24, 2019
    MCT Dairies, Inc. aka Bella Pac LLC is a full-line dairy distributor and trading house established in 1983. They are headquartered in Chatham, New Jersey, with a manufacturing facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, and sales offices in Appleton, Onalaska, and Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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  • Growing Exports to Canada

    Sep 24, 2019
    During 2018, GLK Foods, LLC located in Appleton, Wisconsin utilized funds from Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program to market their products in Canada. They did this by using their allocated funds to attend the SIAL Canada show in Montreal and the Carwacs Show in Toronto last year.
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  • Agricultural Trade Promotion Program Provides New Opportunities for Exports for Illinois Company

    Sep 19, 2019
    E Formella & Sons Inc, located in Countryside, Illinois in the 3rd Congressional District, utilized Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program from 2003 until 2014. During this time period, the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program helped them enter multiple markets such as Canada, Mexico and Norway. By 2012, E Formella & Sons Inc graduated from the Canadian market in the Branded Program due to the 5-year graduation policy.
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