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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Export Success Through Food Export Programs

by Food Export | Jan 17, 2019
In 2018, Life Plus Style Gourmet, participated in Food Export - Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program as well as multiple Buyers Missions, Focused Trade Missions and Food Show PLUS!™ events. Located in Valley Stream, New York in the 4th Congressional District, Life Plus Style Gourmet was able to continue and grow their export success in a number of new markets.

After utilizing Branded Program funds to attend the 2017 ANUGA Show in Cologne, Germany  the supplier received three purchase orders from a new partner in Japan. They were then able to build on the initial meeting by once again utilizing their MAP funding to attend the 2018 ISM Germany and 2018 FoodEx Japan trade shows where the two parties were able to nurture their budding relationship.

Last year utilizing Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ service helped Life Plus Style Gourmet meet and sell to a buyer from Malaysia. The Malaysian Buyer purchased a full container’s worth of product from the supplier. This introduction was made due to the services provided on the show floor from Food Export.

The New York Supplier also participated in the 2018 Focused Trade Mission to the United Kingdom and Ireland. As a result of participation, the supplier was able to secure a new partner in the U.K. market as well as two purchase orders from Steins Foods. The supplier reported projected export sales of $10,000 as result of the activity.

Life Plus Style Gourmet, LLC is a small grocery wholesaler from Valley Stream, New York that was formed in 2013.The company manufacturers, designs, and packages gourmet food products including coffee, gourmet syrups, cocktail mixers, Himalayan salt, assorted spices and sugars, and the popular Coney Island Popcorn. Life Plus Style Gourmet LLC has participated in Food Export’s Branded Program, Food Export Helpline™, Webinars, numerous Buyers Missions and Focused Trade Missions.

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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