Jack Link's Protein Snacks believes meat to be seriously underappreciated by consumers as a healthy option for protein and performance, and it plans to shake up the snack category with a major increase in household penetration for meat snacks.
Minong, Wis.- based Jack Link’s Protein Snacks has been no stranger to success. Having spent the last several decades building what some would consider the quintessential meat snacks brand (complete with Sasquatch spokesbeast) in Jack Link’s, the team has not become less aggressive.
Crystal Lake Farms may produce slow-growth chickens, but it has experienced fast-growing success; its acquisition by West Liberty Foods provides the stimulus to advance its "Better Bird" mission further and even faster.
Crystal Lake Farms already had put together an impressive run of success as retailers and foodservice operators committed to offering slow-growth chicken products — and West Liberty Foods saw an opportunity to add to its portfolio a premium offering, as well as its first retail brand.
Columbus Craft Meats produces a wide portfolio of premium meats, including salami, deli meats (turkey, ham, roast beef and chicken) and Italian specialties such as prosciutto, pancetta and mortadella for grocery, club, foodservice and even e-commerce.
Today, Paradise Locker Meats has a line of retail products called Fantasma's Finest, which is gaining brand awareness in the Kansas City area. It also has a farm-to-fork program that supplies natural pork from heritage breeds to discerning customers around the country.
The meat company's name — typically one of the first things a consumer sees on a label — must help to establish not only the brand’s identity, but also its philosophy. True Story Foods, founded in 2011, evokes the type of honesty and transparency that consumers want, just from its name alone.
For more than a decade, southern Idaho’s cattle industry has been in need of a local processing solution, and CS Beef Packers — a joint venture between Simplot and Caviness Beef — plans to capitalize on that demand with efficiency, quality and right-sized growth.
The CS Beef plant was built on the beef industry experience of the Caviness team and the business will be supported by that expertise and the worldwide reach and acumen that Simplot brings to the table.
Occasionally, a new product is discovered after a simple mistake. Just like penicillin was the end result of a messy lab bench, Seltzer's Double-Smoked Sweet Lebanon Bologna came about after an error in a smokehouse.
Check out the December 2019 issue of Independent Processor, featuring our cover story on the family-run Dayton Meat Products, an exciting culinary trend showcased at CAB's annual conference, and much more.