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Success Stories

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Florida Company Meets Italian Client at Chinese Trade Show

In 2016, Brian Schroeder, Director at Kizable, LLC, traveled to Shanghai to exhibit at SIAL China. One year later, in January 2017, after much follow up and navigating Italian import regulations, Kizable is exporting to Italy for the first time.
Read Kizable's story!

Southern Okie Gourmet Spreads

Oklahoma Fruit Spread Now Sold at Gourmet German Retailers

Gina Hollingsworth does not speak German, nor does she have a background in the food industry. Yet two years after starting Southern Okie Gourmet Spreads in her kitchen, her fruit spreads were in two German stores, in addition to an ever expanding domestic footprint.
Learn how she did it!


Florida's Natural GrowersUsing 50% CostShare to Increase Sales to Panama

Florida’s Natural Growers, a citrus cooperative out of Lake Wales, Florida, exports Florida citrus juices to over 51 countries around the world. Part of their 2015 marketing strategy was to focus more on Panama due to growth in both the supermarkets and food service sector.
More about how they increased sales


Ford's Gourmet FoodsNorth Carolina BBQ Sauce Sold Worldwide

Nothing screams American like BBQ sauce from the Southern United States. Ford’s Gourmet Foods, the distributor of Bone Suckin’ Sauce products, has leveraged that imagery in more than 70 countries worldwide with the help of the Southern U.S. Trade Association.
Another SUSTA success story


Miami Tropical PlantsGrowth Through Exports: Miami Tropical Plants

“We grew our business through our participation in the SUSTA events, combined with consistent quality plants and customer service.” Suzanne Mulvehill first learned of SUSTA in 2010.
Learn more about  their growth



PeximGeorgia Company Awarded by Governor for Export Excellence

From the time Pexim stared exporting in 2010, their sales have grown 500%. “SUSTA provides us with information of upcoming shows and events, while subsidizing our efforts and providing us with the necessary tools to exhibit our products.”
Read about their success