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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Connecticut Supplier Gains New Export Market

by Food Export | Aug 12, 2019
In June of 2018, Sustainable Indulgence, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the 4th Congressional District, attended Food Export – Northeast’s Caribbean and Latin American Buyers Mission where they met with buyers from Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guatemala, and Panama.

After gaining interest from the buyer representing El Salvador (by chance, as they did not have a scheduled meeting with him) they began a conversation regarding exporting their bakery products to the country. This February, Sustainable Indulgence was able to report first-time market sale of bakery products worth $3,376 to El Salvador.

Sustainable Indulgence is the producer of “wholesome and delicious handcrafted treats”. They have been working with Food Export since 2016, the Connecticut Supplier has participated in the Branded Program, attended Buyers Missions, multiple Webinars, and taken advantage of the Food Export Helpline™.

Sustainable Indulgence is a producer of nutrient-rich, delicious cookies. They offer multiple, hard-to-resist flavors including walnut, oatmeal, chocolate, and more. They encourage indulging in your snacking desires, offering a healthier alternative to the more processed options on the market. Their cookies are made with only the best ingredients, leaving out preservatives, coloring, and other additives. Their irresistible snacks are certified gluten free, vegan, & kosher, made with natural sources of nutrition including chia seeds and flax seeds which are both healthy sources dietary fiber. They are sweetened with 100% pure maple syrup for guilt-free snacking. Made with all natural, non-GMO ingredients to create the ultimate snack food. To learn more about Sustainable Indulgence, go to:

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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