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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Positive Growth for Wisconsin Supplier

by Food Export | Aug 22, 2019
In 2018, Isle of Dogs Corporation participated in Food Export - Midwest’s Branded Program, using funds to grow their business and new customer relationships in Australia, Singapore and specifically, China to promote their premium dog products.

According to Sherri Klaus, Associate Director of Marketing of Isle of Dogs Corporation, “Our sales to China grew over 20% last year as a result of the Branded Program and we expect similar growth in 2019. Our growth was slower than expected due to trade issues and permits taking longer than anticipated. We do expect Hong Kong and Australia to purchase from us in the next 12 months.”

China is the company’s biggest international customer and continues to grow. Through the Branded Program, their marketing department was able to re-label products in Chinese. They primarily export dog-grooming supplies that includes dog shampoo, conditioners and sprays from multiple brands including Everyday Elements, Everyday NaturaLuxury and Coature. Isle of Dogs is now expanding the Coature collection and will have the process complete by end of 2019.

Sherri noted, “Working with the Food Export Program has been a very positive experience for Isle of Dogs. Their team of experts are incredibly knowledgeable and were instrumental in helping us utilize the program to the fullest.”

Isle of Dogs Corporation has been a Branded Program participant since 2017 and also participates in 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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