Food Export Midwest and Northeast look to connect best-matching partners with European and global importers at SIAL Paris 2022
The non-profit export organisations Food Export Northeast and Food Export Midwest are supporting 22 American companies in showcasing the versatility of foods made in the USA
Through their Food Show Plus! service, the organisations are putting forward artisan manufacturers, unique products and exquisite brands to interested companies from across the globe.
From award-winning mochi ice cream to selected nuts and dried fruits, BBQ specialities, organic gourmet mints, fine baked goods, innovative sweets and snacks, plus high-quality grains and pulses – the companies exhibiting through Food Export have a wide range of products on show.
Visitors looking for “reliable American suppliers” are invited to visit Booth N86 in Hall 4, where they can learn about the organisations’ Food Show Plus participants, their premium products and where to find them at the show.
The service aims to connect importers with best-matching partners, to build a lasting trade relationship and grow their business with American products. Working with companies through the Food Export programme has other benefits too. It can also help introduce new products by overcoming trade barriers and navigating complicated regulatory frameworks.
With this in mind, the non-profit organisations, made up of US agricultural promotion agencies, are looking to attract international importers, distributors and retailers at SIAL Paris 2022. At the centre of their mission are free trade development programmes to support food and agricultural companies from 23 US states, as well as importers, traders and manufacturers worldwide.
They are also looking to the French market which was importing $326.7 million USD of US consumer-oriented foods and $253.8 million USD of US processed foods in 2020. The top US products in demand include alcoholic beverages, prepared/preserved seafood, food preparations and ingredients, dog and cat food, condiments and sauces, jams and jellies, processed vegetables and pulses, as well as snack foods.
Overall, exports of US consumer food products have soared in recent years in response to consumers’ growing purchasing power and lower trade barriers. As of 2020, more than 15 free trade agreements with over 20 different countries have been established to help promote US exports.
Exports of consumer-ready food products suggest a long-term upward trend, having grown 10% between 2016 and 2019 – an increase of $6.3 billion USD, or nearly $1.6 billion USD a year in growth of consumer food exports on an annual basis.
For more information about new American suppliers attending SIAL Paris 2022 and Food Export Food Show Plus partners visit Hall 4, STAND N86.