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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Food Export Helpline™ Helps Cookie Dough Supplier

by Food Export | Jul 01, 2019
The FatBoy Cookie Company Inc., Joel’s Outrageous Cookies, founded in 2003 by Joel Ansh, is a pre-made cookie dough business that ensures gourmet delicious cookies out of your oven. Working with Food Export – Northeast since 2009 has helped the Midland Park, New Jersey supplier grow their exports to the Middle East substantial over the past three years through utilization of the Market Access Program (MAP) Branded Program, the Food Export Helpline™, and through attending buyers Missions.

In 2018, The FatBoy Cookie Company Inc. utilized the Food Export Helpline™ where they had questions answered by Food Export’s Helpline Counselor. This expert knowledge helped The FatBoy Cookie Company with export regulations, paperwork and pricing.

As a result of this service, The FatBoy Cookie Company gained $8,000 in new export sales to the Middle East; they also project to complete $15,000 in sales over the next twelve months.  Joel Ansh comments that, “Using the Food Export Helpline guided me through the process of creating business with different countries and educated me on what requirements I needed to follow.”

Food Export Helpline™ provides customized technical export assistance to a variety of Midwest and Northeast suppliers. It helps prepare both new and existing exporters to know what to expect when meeting buyers, provide market research and assist with export documentation questions. 

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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