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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Minnesota Company Grows Exports to Canada

by Food Export | Jul 23, 2018
One of the rewards of working at Food Export is watching a supplier’s export sales grow as they continually use our programs year after year. Seven Sundays, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the 5th Congressional District is a great example of this. Seven Sundays is a small, growing food company that produces muesli for retail distribution. Hannah and Brady Barnstable started Seven Sundays in 2011.

Seven Sundays started utilizing Food Export’s programs and services in 2013, utilizing the Branded Program, participating in the Online Product Catalog, the Food Export Advisor Program and attending a Buyers Mission. Being part of the Market Access Program funded Branded Program since 2013 has been the biggest benefit Food Export has provided to the Minnesota Supplier.

Using the program for the past five years has helped Seven Sundays attend numerous tradeshows while exposing their muesli products to domestic and international buyers. In 2017 this exposure helped them gain new export sales to Canada. This past February the company was able to report sales over $14,000 to Canada while also gaining 100 new foreign buyer contacts through Branded Program fund utilization. This sale also notes a first-time sale to Canada for Seven Sundays!


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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