Jack Daniel's is more than 150 years old, and like any world-renowned mega-brand, it has lent its name to a wide variety of products over the decades. In 2007, Vernon, Ca.-based processor Golden West Food Group (GWFG) earned the licensing agreement, and the Jack Daniel’s Meats brand was launched.
When one asks Bruce Simon and Todd Simon, fifth-generation owner/operators of Omaha Steaks, how growth has come for the 102-year-old, Omaha, Neb.-based, direct-to-consumer marketer of steaks and gourmet foods, the answer appears contradictory at first.
Enter Fredericksburg, Pa., chicken processor Bell & Evans. The 125-year-old company, led today by Scott Sechler Sr. and his two children, Scott Jr. "Buddy" and Margo, has been a top-shelf trailblazer in the industry for decades.
In 2016, FoodMaven was founded in Colorado Springs, Colo., to help eliminate the large amount of wasted food found throughout the supply chain, brought about by products deemed out of specification or over-produced.
In Spring 2019, a partnership between two well-known brands — Coleman Natural Foods and
Budweiser, "The King of Beers" — materialized to create a line of cooked sausage and barbecue products aimed at the upcoming summer grilling season and beyond.
As Millennials emerge as the dominant consumer and customer group in the meat and poultry marketplace, Tyson Fresh Meats already has adjusted its strategies and tactics to meet the younger generation's demands.
On the consumer side of the equation, Millennials create a new type of puzzle for processors to solve. They demand quick-and-easy convenience, social responsibility and sustainability, all wrapped in a culinary experience.
In full bloom: Following an 18-month period of major acquisitions and expansions, Carl Buddig and Company has watched the seeds of business success sprout, bloom and bear fruit — now it moves into a strategic phase focused on execution.
The acquisition of Wellshire Farms by Land O’Frost has gone about as swimmingly as both sides could have expected one year into the integration — now, the unified team has its sights set on bigger and better opportunities.
David Van Eekeren, president and CEO of Land O'Frost, explains that Wellshire provides the opportunity for Land O'Frost to capitalize on a completely new set of consumers while meeting the need to fit into the Land O'Frost family from a corporate culture perspective.
In its quest to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025, Smithfield Foods has made significant leaps forward, through innovative manure-to-energy technology and total supply-chain assessment and reorganization.
In December 2016, Smithfield Foods — the world's largest pork processor and hog producer — made known to the world its plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25 percent across its entire supply chain by the year 2025.
What follows is a portion of Andy Hanacek's one-on-one interview with president & CEO Brock Furlong, who walked Hanacek through the acquisition of the plant, how the renovation proceeded and what the new facility means for Stampede Meat's future.
Check out the February 2020 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring our cover story on Jack Daniel's Meats and Golden West Food Group's approach to building a successful licensed brand, the 2020 Seafood Report, and much more.