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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Focused Trade Mission Participant Gains Exports to Hong Kong

by Food Export | Aug 27, 2018
In August of 2017, Amlat, LLC from Madison, Wisconsin participated in Food Export’s Focused Trade Mission to Hong Kong for Retail, Food Service and Healthy Products. During the Mission Amlat was part of a Market Briefing presented by local USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, a local retail store tour, a tour of the Hong Kong Food Expo and one-on-one Buyer/Supplier meetings.

As a result of the meetings, this past February the Wisconsin Supplier was able to report sales of $40,000 of their dairy related products while also projecting $180,000 more in sales over the next twelve months. This is also in conjunction with the company gaining 10 new foreign buyer relationships because of their mission participation.

Amlat, LLC produces Wisconsin Natural and Wisconsin Original Cheese varieties crafted by Wisconsin Licensed Cheesemakers and graded by U.S. and Wisconsin Graders to ensure exceptional and consistent quality. The company has utilized Food Export programs since 2015 participating in Focused Trade Missions, webinars, and the Online Product Catalog.


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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