Posts tagged international marketing

N.C. food companies eye international markets

To an outsider, inbound trade missions may look a lot like speed dating. Eight food companies set up tables around a room with their food products and samples. Four potential buyers then rotate throughout the group, spending about 30 minutes with each company. If there’s a connection, the buyer will contact the food company for […]

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Executives from NCDA&CS, N.C. Pork Council meet with Shuanghui International’s leadership

Executives from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and North Carolina Pork Council met this week with Shuanghui International’s leadership in China. The meeting was part of a weeklong mission led by NCDA&CS Assistant Commissioner Richard Reich and the department’s international marketing team to strengthen existing business relationships between China and North Carolina. […]

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Top five blog posts of 2012

It’s been a busy year for North Carolina agriculture. From the 75th anniversary of soil and water conservation in January to the news of a new record for agricultural exports in December. Along the way, we’ve featured tips for food businesses, milk-chugging contests and department success stories. It’s always interesting to see which blog posts […]

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Photos from the Field: Chinese lumber buyers visit Asheville

Last week, the department’s International Marketing office hosted a delegation of Chinese lumber buyers in Asheville. The group, which represented 11 Chinese lumber companies, were in Western North Carolina to learn more about Appalachian hardwoods and visit with N.C. lumber companies. The visit included a reception at the Western N.C. Agricultural Center and tours of […]

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N.C. tobacco appeals to international markets

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps promote exports of N.C. agricultural products through its International Marketing office. Through these efforts, North Carolina now exports about $3 billion in agricultural products each year. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight some local growers and food manufacturers finding success on the global stage. Tobacco […]

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Foundation for N.C. lumber exports built on strong relationships

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps promote exports of N.C. agricultural products through its International Marketing office. Through these efforts, North Carolina now exports about $3 billion in agricultural products each year. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight some local growers and food manufacturers finding success on the global stage. From […]

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N.C. Christmas trees find new markets in Latin America

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps to promote exports of N.C. agricultural products through its International Marketing office. Through these efforts, North Carolina now exports about $3 billion in agricultural products each year. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight some local growers and food manufacturers finding success on the global stage. […]

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N.C. sweet potatoes take root abroad

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps to promote exports of N.C. agricultural products through its International Marketing office. Through these efforts, North Carolina now exports about $3 billion in agricultural products each year. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight some local growers and food manufacturers finding success on the global stage. […]

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Trade representative Paul Chang to head up NCDA&CS trade office in Beijing

Four weeks ago, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services opened its first trade office in China — a move that is expected to pay big dividends for N.C. agriculture and local farmers. The NCDA&CS office space is small but functional, with shared conference and break rooms for all businesses housed within the suite of offices. Beijing is a bustling city […]

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Five free (or almost free) things produce growers need to develop international markets

From local roadside stands to international markets, North Carolina produce and agricultural products are in demand. Peter Thorton heads up our international marketing office, which helps bridge the gap between international buyers and N.C. suppliers of agricultural commodities, value-added foods and forest products. These international relationships help boost farm prices and income, while supporting jobs […]

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