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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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New York Supplier Gains Exports to Australia

by Food Export | Sep 17, 2018
Each year, Food Export Association of the Midwest organizes a Buyers Mission at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. This year, Food Export brought ten buyers from ten different markets to meet with 39 U.S. supplier participants which resulted in a successful match between our Australian buyer and Good Noodles, Inc. (DBA Sfoglini).

The two companies first met as part of the Buyers Mission one-on-one meetings.  The buyer from Australia showed immediate interest in Good Noodles, Inc. products. Following the show, there was some negotiating and discussion which led to Good Noodles, Inc. sending the buyer samples.  As a result, the Australian contact signed an exclusive distributorship agreement with Good Noodles, Inc.  Since the event, the buyer has purchased a partial container and full container, with more orders expected.

According to Russell Sisto of Good Noodles, Inc., sales from the Buyer's Mission was a great achievement for them, but also the education provided through the Food Export webinars was a critical part of their success.  Russell and his colleagues used the Food Export webinars to help them get further educated on preparing for the Buyer’s Mission, export pricing and transportation.  Good Noodles, Inc. is now a part of Food Export's Advisory Program to help them focus their efforts on top markets.

Good Noodles, Inc. is located in Hudson Valley, New York and is a producer of classic Italian style pasta made with top quality American organic grains. Good Noodles, Inc. started utilizing Food Export’s programs and services in 2016 utilizing the online Export Essentials, the Online Product Catalog, attending webinars and Buyer’s Missions while also participating in the Branded Program.

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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