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Success Stories

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Florida company grows to more than a half a million in sales majority of those sales in three months from exporting.


In 4 years , Miami Tropical Plants has grown to more than a half a million in sales and we generate the majority of those sales in three months from exporting. So this summer, I closed the business for the summer and enjoyed a nice holiday in Europe. This was also one of my goals when starting this business to have a seasonal business which allowed me time off.
Hear their story

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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 Growers

Using 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 Foods

North 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
Pexim

Georgia 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