From a first-time sale with a freshly gained distributor to record sales at a trade show, we celebrate the many paths of success achieved by our participating companies exporting from the U.S.
Perky Jerky Finds Flavorful Favor in Japan with WUSATA’s Support
Perky Jerky is an all-natural, ultra-premium beef and turkey jerky that has no nitrites, no preservatives, and no added MSG. In March 2014, Performance Enhancing Meat Snacks, Inc., headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO, participated in the FOODEX Japan Trade Show as an exhibitor in the WUSATA pavilion. Since the show, the small company has completed $50 thousand in sales to Japan and Korea of its Turkey Perky Jerky and is forecasting sales of $2 million by the end of 2015. This strong success was made possible by the fact that Performance Enhancing Meat Snacks established a relationship with their distributor as a result of a WUSATA-coordinated outbound trade mission to Osaka. Read More
Hawaii Ice Cream Finds Sweet Success with WUSATA’s Support
Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts of Aiea, HI, has participated with WUSATA’s Global Connect and FundMatch programs since 2003- over 12 years of exporting assistance!
At the 2012 SIAL Paris Trade Show, Bubbies was able to establish relationships with five buyers and signed an exclusive distributorship with an importer in Russia. After exhibiting, and as of this year, the company’s sales to France increased by 25%, they sold and shipped their first container to Dubai, plus kicked off sales in Sweden. Read More
Oro Lomo Ranch Kickstarts a Successful Canadian Marketing Program
Oro Loma Ranch, a small family-owned business located in Firebaugh, CA, joined WUSATA’s FundMatch Program in the spring of 2013 to grow markets for their fresh and packaged pomegranate products. After just one year in the program, Canadian sales for their fresh pomegranates are up 33%, and sales for their aril product (extracted and packaged pomegranate seeds sold under the Ruby Fresh Brand) are up 66%. The increase in export sales enabled the company to double the size of its aril processing facility and add 30 full time processing employees.