In recent years, both emerging and major jerky companies have launched products emphasizing their artisanal, natural, gourmet or premium origins. While those offerings have mostly been seeded in the grocery channels, the focus has shifted to that of convenience stores.
During last week’s National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Chicago, Illinois, the tea titans announced the launch of their first natural food line: Crazy Cowboy jerky. Crazy Cowboy debuted with five beef and pork SKUs, and will be sold in 1.5-ounce bags for $1.99 to $2.99.
From September 15, 2017 through August 31, 2018, KRAVE will donate 10% of the retail price for each 2.7 oz. bag sold of their newest jerky flavor, Pink Peppercorn Beef.
“Morning Buzz” combines Crimson Cup craft coffee and Charqui’s handcrafted beef jerky, which is made from American-sourced beef and all-natural ingredients.
Country Archer Jerky Co. is poised to debut the company’s newest product innovation—paleo-friendly meat sticks—as the brand continues to disrupt the surging meat snacks category with their better-for-you product formulations that tout “more meat, less bull and no junk”.
Three Jerks Jerky, the only 100% filet mignon beef jerky, partners with Soy Vay, purveyors of fine Asian sauces & marinades with a Kosher twist, to create their sixth mind-blowing flavor, Veri Veri Teriyake. This is the first time the award-winning sauce has left the bottle to team with another food brand.
Little Red Dot Kitchen has acquired a larger headquarters and production facility in the San Francisco Bay area to accommodate rising demand for its Bak Kwa meat snacks and to position the company for future growth.
EPIC Provisions, category leader of sustainably sourced meat-based products, will showcase a brand new line of premium Jerky Snack Strips at the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show at booth #361 from January 22-24 in San Francisco.
Beginning with their two most popular flavors, Grilled Island Teriyaki Pork and Original Hickory Beef, Fusion Jerky will be even more convenient for gym bags, office kitchens, and anyone on the move.
Costco will be the first retailer to carry HTY’s Sweet Beef Jerky, cooked with natural fruit for a savory and sweet protein snack.