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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Market Access Program Helps New York Supplier Grow Exports

by Food Export | Aug 15, 2018
In February, FOODMatch Inc., from New York, New York, attended the CHFA Show in Canada with support from Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program. The 50% cost reimbursement program assisted the supplier by deferring the costs associated with exhibiting at the show and allowing the company to focus on finding new buyers for their Mediterranean specialty food products.

According to Janet Vlosky, Marketing Project Manager, thanks to the support of the Branded Program, attending this show resulted in FOODMatch generating 27 new foreign buyer contacts. With these new contacts, the company launched an olive and antipasti program with a store chain, launched 18 other products in the same chain, and in a 5 chain store they are now listing 22 items and have a meeting set up to expand their program. This show also helped secure 15 new items with a current customer.  

FOODMatch is a producer of Mediterranean foods, specializing in bulk and retail olives and antipasti. They have utilized Food Export’s Branded Program since 2010 to help expand and grow their product in many international markets.

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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