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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New Export Market for Michigan Supplier

by Food Export | Nov 16, 2018
North Bay Produce from Traverse City, Michigan utilized Food Export’s Branded Program funding in 2017 to increase exports of their blueberries and apples to Japan and Hong Kong. Taking advantage of the 50% reimbursement through the Market Access Program funded Branded Program helped North Bay gain 10 new contacts in Japan and 15 new foreign buyer contacts in Hong Kong.

These contacts were what gained $375,000 in actual sales for North Bay to Japan and $350,000 to Hong Kong.
North Bay Produce has participated in the Food Export Branded Program since 2012 and has made strong gains establishing their fruit in East Asia using the Branded Program. A grower-owned fresh produce marketing and distribution company established in 1991 offers a dozen species of fresh produce and is committed to delivering consistently high quality produce to their customers across the world. For more information visit their website at:


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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