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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Buyers Mission Success Leads to Market Entry Success in Scandinavia

by Food Export | Apr 12, 2019
In January 2019, John Zidian Co, Inc, from Youngstown, Ohio, in the 13th Congressional District, participated in Food Export - Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Northeast Buyers Mission in Boston, Massachusetts. At the Mission the Ohio Supplier met with thirteen different international buyers to introduce to them their line of sauces and condiments.

The buyer from Sweden proved to have the greatest interest in the products of the John Zidian Co., which resulted in an exclusive 1 year distributorship for the Scandinavia region. The Swedish Buyer has already made arrangements with a U.S. consolidator and is finalizing their first order. This will be John Zidian Co’s first-time export sale to this market!

John Zidian Co, Inc. is a producer of Gia Russa pasta and simmering sauces, Guy Fieri pasta sauce, salsa and condiments, G Hughes Sugar Free condiments, working in the retail, food service and private label market segments. To learn more about John Zidian Co. products 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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