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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Alden Group Slides Into Export Success

by Food Export | Apr 19, 2019
Alden Group, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, of the 14th Congressional District transferred the technical knowledge gained from the Food Export Helpline to help establish an export partnership in Chile. According to Donald Bryant, President of Alden Group, “We now export our non-gmo corn oil to an international customer and [the Food Export Helpline] was helpful in getting our organization comfortable with exporting.”

The Food Export Helpline™ allows companies to speak with an industry expert who provides unique and customized export advice. Through the assistance and recommendations received through the Food Export Helpline, Alden Group utilized the resources provided to expand business operations. “On average, we are shipping five containers more per month now valued at over $1.5 million in export sales,” explained Bryant. “We have also been able to add an additional hire to support our new export activities.”

Alden Group offers a variety of oils that are all natural, with no chemical additives, and made from seeds that are 100% non-GMO. Alden Group’s non-gmo products include: non-GMO soybean oil, non-GMO canola oil, non-GMO corn oil, high-oleic sunflower oil, safflower oil, mid-oleic sunflower oil, organic high-oleic sunflower oil, and organic soybean and canola oils.

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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