Exporter Success - E. Formella & Sons

Kathy Formella, owner of the Chicago-area specialty foods company E. Formella & Sons, credits her company’s work with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) for a tenfold increase in business. She says FAS support has helped her monitor consumer trends in other countries, research and assess market opportunities, and connect with potential customers through trade shows. Based on her company’s success selling its pickled vegetables, olives and pasta sauces in Canada, Formella is now working with FAS and Food Export-Midwest to tap into the Caribbean retail and food service markets. Learn more about how USDA helps U.S. companies like E. Formella & Sons find success in the international marketplace at: http://www.fas.usda.gov/topics/exporting.