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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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Pennsylvania Supplier Increases Exports at Food Export - Midwest Buyers Mission

by Food Export | Jan 22, 2020
In August 2019, Herr Foods Inc., located in Nottingham, Pennsylvania, in the 16th Congressional District, attended Food Export – Midwest’s Midwest Buyers Mission in Chicago where they had one-on-one meetings with buyers from Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Guatemala, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.

In January, they made a sale of snack chips worth $200,000 to the Netherlands. The Pennsylvania Supplier also projects to complete $400,000 more in sales over the next twelve months through this established new agent relationship.  

Herr Foods, founded in 1946 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, produces snack food products for both retail and food service distribution. Herr Foods began as a local Pennsylvania potato chip manufacturer and they now also produce other snack products such as pretzels, kettle chips, corn chips, popcorn, and cheese curls for worldwide distribution.  


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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