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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First-Time Export Sale to Japan for Massachusetts Supplier

by Food Export | Feb 06, 2020
Tanuk Inc., located in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts supplies a line of authentic, all-natural Indian Curry sauces. With the help of the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Food Export – Northeast Branded Program, Tanuk Inc. was able to make their first export sale into Japan.

The Branded Program also helped the supplier establish 3 new agent relationships and 15 new foreign contacts in 2019.

By the end of 2019, the company reported $8,000 in actual sales to this market. The Massachusetts Supplier also projects to complete at least $12,000 more in sales over the next twelve months through the new agent relationships made.

Tanuk Inc. is the producer of the Meal Mantra line of sauces. Meal Mantra sauces are hand made in the USA with heirloom family recipes from the creators of Tandoori Cuisine, simmered to perfection. The company takes pride in its all-natural ingredients, clean label, and easy to do Simmer Sauces that allow a unique experience to a wonderful culinary exploration of a complex cuisine.

The Massachusetts supplier has utilized Food Exports programs and services since 2018 taking part in Webinars, Food Export Helpline, Buyers Missions, Food Show PLUS!™, and 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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