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 Massachusetts Supplier

by Food Export | Mar 18, 2019
For the third year in a row, Polkadog Bakery from Boston, Massachusetts utilized Food Export - Northeast’s Branded Program to increase their export marketing strategies. Using the 50% cost reimbursement program helped the pet treat supplier expand their marketing activities and export sales to new markets while deferring costs of shipping and attending trade shows in the market.

This February the Boston Supplier was able to report earning $175,000 in new export sales to Canada and South Korea due to participation in the Branded Program. Polkadog Bakery also acquired over 250 new foreign buyer contacts and projects to complete $275,000 in sales over the next twelve months. These statistics also include a notable first-time sale for Polkadog Bakery to South Korea.

Polkadog Bakery produces a wide variety of dehydrated and jerky treats, soft and chewy treats, and classic biscuits for dogs and cats. They have participated in Food Export’s Branded Program since 2016 and have also attended Food Export Buyers Missions, used the Food Export Helpline™ and have listings in 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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