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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Missouri Supplier Achieves Export Sales to Europe

by Food Export | Feb 06, 2020
RIBUS, Inc. currently operates from St. Louis, Missouri, in the 2nd Congressional District. In 2019, RIBUS participated in Food Export – Midwest’s Market Access Program funded Branded Program. The program was able to help them promote their products through promotional literature and trade show presence in Europe.

With the help of Food Export – Midwest they were able to secure $634,000 in export sales to Switzerland and France.

Founded in 1992 as a functional ingredient manufacturing company, RIBUS supplies natural and organic rice ingredients to food, beverage, dietary supplement and pet companies around the world. The foundation of their business is to provide clean label alternatives that can help solve production issues and bring innovation to client’s products. By utilizing the “by-products” from rice manufacturing, RIBUS, through patented processes, is able to create natural or certified organic, gluten-free, hypo-allergenic ingredients that give producers the necessary functionality similar to mono- and diglycerides, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, and other synthetic ingredients.

The Missouri Supplier has utilized the Market Access Program funded Branded Program since 1998. RIBUS also received access to participate in Food Export’s Webinars, Helpline™, Market Builder Services, 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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