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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Branded Program Helps Maine Seafood Supplier Gain Export Sales

by Food Export | May 06, 2019
Belle Cove LLC, located in South Portland, Maine supplies value-added seafood to your table. With the help of the Market Access Program funded Food Export – Northeast Branded Program, Belle Cove was able to offset marketing cost for exhibiting at Seafood Expo Asia in 2018. As a result of Seafood Expo Asia, Belle Cove reported $300,000 in sales and $750,000 in projected sales. Belle Cove was also a participant in Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ services at Seafood Expo Asia.

Belle Cove is dedicated to providing value-added, high quality seafood from the United States to tables around the world. Belle Cove is a supplier of Maine lobster, sea scallops, crabs, and various types of fin fish.

The Maine Supplier has utilized Food Export programs and services since 2014 taking part in webinars, Buyers Missions, Food Show PLUS!™, and 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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