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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The First Step Towards Exporting

by Food Export | Aug 08, 2018
In 2017, JonnyPops, LLC, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the 5th Congressional District, applied for funding from the Market Access Program funded Branded Program with Food Export. They were accepted into the program where they are eligible to receive 50% cost reimbursement for a wide variety of international marketing activities to assist companies in breaking into new markets.

This past February, the Minnesota Supplier reported sales to Taiwan of $200,000 with $200,000 more of projected export sales over the next twelve months. JonnyPops also had success exporting to Australia last year, gaining $50,000 in sales to the market with the potential to double sales in the following year.

JonnyPops is a producer of frozen smoothies-on-a-stick, and pride themselves on making a wholesome treat using real fruit, real cream, cane sugar, purified water and a pinch of salt. They are expanding throughout the Midwest gaining nationwide distribution in the United States, and now moving internationally!

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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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