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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New York Supplier Gains Export Sales to Canada With Market Access Program Funding

by Food Export | Sep 10, 2019
In 2018, Real Kosher Ice Cream DBA Klein's Kosher Ice Cream from Brooklyn, New York, participated in Food Export - Northeast’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program where they were able to gain new export sales to Canada.

Utilizing their Branded Program funds to defer costs to complete a strategic media campaign and expand their distribution to Canada helped the company gain 5 new foreign buyer contacts, establish 1 new agent relationships and gain a significant dollar amount in new export sales for their ice cream products. As a result of their participation, Real Kosher Ice Cream DBA Klein's Kosher Ice Cream has leveraged a competitive advantage and become the leading kosher brand in Canada.

A six-decade, family owned business, Real Kosher Ice Cream DBA Klein's Kosher Ice Cream “Was the first company to produce kosher ice cream”. Every one of their items is 100% kosher certified. Started in 1955 with a single truck, this New York Company has grown their reputation for producing the best tasting frozen desserts with classic traditions to trendy creations.

Participating in the Branded Program since 2015 has helped Real Kosher Ice Cream grow their international sales and gain new foreign contacts. The company also participates in the Online Product Catalog. With the funding this program allowed Klein’s has grown to be the leading kosher ice cream brand in Canada, way ahead of their competitors.

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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