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.

If your company has a success to share, email us at

Export Growth to Costa Rica for New York Candy Supplier

by Food Export | Jun 12, 2018
Exhibiting at the 2016 Summer Fancy Foods Show with assistance from Food Export’s Branded Program funding, Cracked Candy LLC, a Brooklyn, New York Supplier, began contact with a buyer from Costa Rica. Interested in the unique, natural, sugar-free candy, the buyer and Flora Pringle, Founder of Cracked Candy, began interacting with the hope of exporting the candy to Costa Rica.

After a full year of conversations Cracked Candy exported their first order to the buyer who has been ordering now with relative frequency. A true export success story based on patience and persistence!

Cracked Candy is all natural, sugar-free, and made from trees! Brooklyn born & handmade, safe for vegans & diabetics.  No soy, dairy, corn, gluten or GMOs. It is made from North American xylitol instead of sugar and 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. It is called Cracked Candy because Flora feels she has ‘cracked’ the idea of candy by creating a guilt free treat. The candy is hand-broken into shards that you pick out of a tin choosing the size you fancy.

This women owned business has utilizing Food Export programs and services since 2014, Cracked Candy has participated in Buyers Missions, the Online Product Catalog, the Food Export Helpline®, and select webinars.

crackedcan  crackedcan2

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.  

Export Intelligence Video Series - Meeting Foreign Buyers

See more videos