Jack Link’s BBQ Pork Seasoned Jerky

Just in time for summer, Jack Link’s, the leading U.S. meat snacks brand, has introduced its new Jack Link’s BBQ Pork Jerky–a great-tasting, high-protein snack that allows consumers to enjoy the smoky, tangy flavors of authentic American barbecue with a whole new level of convenience. “Summer is right around the corner, and what better way

Jack Link’s Acquires Manufacturing Facility

Acquisition provides increased production capacity to meet growing demand both now and in the future. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is acquiring a packaged meat snack products manufacturing facility located in Bellevue, Neb., from Skylark Meats LLC, a subsidiary of American Foods Group LLC. The transaction is expected to close by the end of October 2012,

New Jerky Tastes

Golden Island Jerky Co., a leading producer of jerky products based in Southern California, plans to launch six new flavors of jerky, made in America and inspired by flavors from around the world. Golden Island’s latest flavors include the following: hickory black pepper (beef), chili lime (beef), mandarin orange (beef), teriyaki (pork), grilled barbecue (pork)

Meat Snacks Are Getting Hot

Major manufacturers are betting on bolder flavor profiles and textures to help appeal to adventurous and sophisticated palates, and health-conscious lifestyles. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor There is nothing timid about Generations X or Y, especially when it involves their taste buds. And when it comes to flavors, the bigger, bolder, hotter and spicier the

New Turkey Meat Snacks

Appealing to growing demand for lean meat snacks that are delicious and better for you, Old Wisconsin has introduced two new turkey meat snack products. Old Wisconsin Turkey Snack Slices and Old Wisconsin Turkey Summer Sausage feature the authentic, hardwood-smoked flavoring the brand is famous for, but with less fat and calories than traditional meat

Giving Props To Beef Jerky

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky celebrates National Jerky Day with jerky art and a new campaign. C-stores, retailers and beef jerky fans can celebrate National Jerky Day Tuesday for its popularity and its history. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky partnered with renowned mosaic artist Jason Mecier to create an original tribute to jerky through his artwork for

C-Stores Missing Significant Snack Sales Opportunities

Consumer research from MSA and Paradigm Sample suggest the majority of customers looking to buy salty snacks leave the store empty-handed, a serious no-no for convenience stores. By Trish Temmerman, Management Science Associates (MSA). Nearly eight in 10 convenience store customers looking to buy salty snacks on a shopping occasion have left the store without

DUKE’S Goes All Natural

Thanasi Foods LLC has announced the conversion of its DUKE’S Brand of Beef Jerky, Steak Strips and Beef Brisket Strips to all-natural ingredients. In addition to being preserved by all-natural ingredients, the switch to all natural will include the removal of hydrolyzed soy protein, MSG, erythorbate and sodium nitrites. The initiative keeps up with DUKES’

Strong Year for Meat Snacks

Meat snack manufacturers are targeting new customers with innovative flavors, new packaging and an attractive price point. Leading the charge to meet the changing needs of the consumer is Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, which markets dozens of popular meat snack varieties under the Jack Link’s and MATADOR brands. Overall, meat snack sales soared 10.3% to

Smokehouse Fresh Jerky Line

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky has launched a new line of Smokehouse Fresh Jerky. Boasting a reformulated recipe, Jack Link’s new Smokehouse assortment is made from premium cuts of meat, perfectly seasoned and smoked. Jack Link’s also introduced a new Smokehouse merchandising system with an innovative and sleek rack with easy-to-clean, easy-to-rotate, peel-n-go freshness trays. Smokehouse

Making the Most Out of Meat Snacks

Led by category captain Jack Link’s, Huck’s Food and Fuel has been experiencing double-digit growth in this core snacking segment. Meat snack manufacturers are targeting new customers with innovative flavors, new packaging and an attractive price point. Leading the charge to meet the changing needs of the consumer is Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, which markets

Jack Link’s To Acquire Underwood, Iowa Warehouse Facility

Acquisition provides increased distribution center capacity to meet growing demand. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky has reached an agreement to acquire a distribution facility located in Underwood, Iowa from The Oriental Trading Co., a direct merchant of party supplies, small toys and novelties. The transaction is expected to close by the end of November, subject to

RaceTrac To Offer DNA Energy Drink At All Florida Stores

RaceTrac joins Walgreens and Circle K in offering DNA products statewide. RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. is expanding DNA Brands’ presence in Florida by approving DNA Energy Drink for sale at all its Florida locations. RaceTrac operates more than 300 stores under the RaceTrac name in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. “After approximately one year of

All Natural Beef Jerky

Consumers seeking more healthful snack options now have something to cheer for since Oh Boy, Oberto! rolled out its new All Natural Jerky line to retail shelves in July. This new snack is made from simple, all-natural ingredients with no preservatives or artificial flavors, resulting in a flavorful, hearty jerky that will satisfy consumers, while

Pemmican To Introduce New Products At NACS Show

Pemmican Beef Jerky plans to introduce three new product lines to the market during the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Chicago, where Pemmican – Marfood USA is inviting retailers, distributors and wholesalers to visit them at NACS booth 540 between Oct. 2 and Oct. 4, 2011. Pemmican will be showing its new

Cheese Jerky Entices Customers

Snack Patrol’s Cheese Jerky combines premium shredded beef jerky with award-winning farmstead string cheese, offering something new to the market that has never been done before. Often times, string cheese is made from powdered milk, resulting in a much cheaper, bland tasting cheese. Cheese Jerky is made with Grade A milk from Wisconsin cows. Available in

Jalepeño Flavored Meat Snacks

Uncle Larry’s started with two fresh homemade lemonade stands and a premium beer stand at a Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks minor league baseball ballpark. Its customers were seeking an alternative to the traditional ballpark snacks and, in response, the company created its special Uncle Larry’s Beef Shtix blend with the vivid taste of jalepeño. Today, its products

Pemmican Beef Jerky Shoppers Strike it Rich

New promotion around the release of the Cowboys & Aliens movie offers Pemmican beef jerky fans a chance to win a pound of gold and other prizes. In celebration of the release of Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ all-new action-thriller Cowboys & Aliens, Pemmican Beef Jerky has launched its “Strike it Rich on the Pemmican

Driving Snacks Sales

While private label products are improving, quality and value remain critical components for all snacking options. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor “Yes, but…” That’s the all-too-common answer to the question of whether or not price promotions can drive snack sales in convenience stores. Yes, in a lousy economy people look for and respond to savings.

Meat Snacks Kick Up the Heat

Turn up the heat on meat snack sales with the new BOLD product line from Old Wisconsin. Featuring BOLD Sweet Heat Snack Bites, Snack Sticks and Beef & Cheese Packs, this innovative new product line grabs youth appeal and adds a daring flavor profile to the current Old Wisconsin selection. For More Information From Old

Pemmican Partners With Operation Gratitude

Starting this May, every time a customer buys Pemmican beef jerky, the company donates a bag to support deployed U.S. Troops. Marfood USA has partnered with Operation Gratitude to donate a minimum of $100,000 worth of Pemmican Beef Jerky to deployed U.S. troops. Specially marked Pemmican–Operation Gratitude shipper displays will be in stores from May

All-Natural Beef Jerky

Oberto Brands’ signature Oh Boy, Oberto! beef jerky line is undergoing its first major jerky recipe overhaul in 12 years, as it realigns itself with its core customer demands. Oh Boy, Oberto! now offers an all-natural beef jerky line, which contains simple, all-natural ingredients resulting in a flavorful, hearty jerky that is seasoned, smoked and

Drive Customer Excitement

Marfood USA presents the re-energized Pemmican Brand: New packaging. New displays. New promotion. New ownership. New energy. Everything from its revamped, high-velocity product line to its new packaging was designed by core users to speak to core users. That’s only the beginning—the Pemmican Trail is loaded with targeted promotions for you and your shoppers throughout

Meat Snacks Kick Up the Heat

Turn up the heat on meat snack sales with the new BOLD product line from Old Wisconsin. Featuring BOLD Sweet Heat Snack Bites, Snack Sticks and Beef & Cheese Packs, this innovative new product line grabs youth appeal and adds a daring flavor profile to the current Old Wisconsin selection. To learn more about how

Beef Jerky Giveaway Starts Tomorrow

Pemmican plans to give away a free bag of beef jerky every 20.11 seconds on April 1, while simultaneously donating to Safari Club International Foundation’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program. Marfood USA’s Pemmican Brand Beef Jerky plans to give away one free bag of beef jerky every 20.11 seconds on Pemmican Beef Jerky April 1, to

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