Artisanal Brands is adding baked goods to its product lineup. Pic: ©GettyImages/LauriPatterson

Artisanal acquires bakery business

By Gill Hyslop

New York-based Artisanal Brands has acquired New Manny’s to add premium bakery products to its portfolio of handcrafted cheeses.

Flavor innovation has likely helped spur growth of meat snack sales, alongside consumer interest in high-protein foods. Pic: Getty Images/rez-art

Calling all meat snacks: Today is National Jerky Day

By Kristine Sherred

The North American Meat Institute wants the June 12 celebration of the protein-packed snack to happen every day. It certainly has the rising tide of jerky consumption on its side.

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