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Country Archer has given other premium brands like Krave a run for its money in the natural channel, according to SPINS data. Pic: Country Archer

Country Archer not afraid of growing craft jerky category with others

By Kristine Sherred

What started as one man’s roadside jerky has become one of the bestselling premium jerky brands in America. BakeryandSnacks caught up with Country Archer’s new VP of marketing at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) annual expo.

Almonds only grow in Mediterranean climate zones, like California

How is Californian drought affecting almond supply?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

California provides 83% of the world’s almonds, but drought is affecting supply. FoodNavigator spoke to the Almond Board of California about how the industry is tackling water shortages – and why so much of the world is reliant on Californian almonds.

Oroville, a city in northern California, is enticing embattled sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods to relocate to its sunny clime.

City courts embattled sriracha producer

By Jenni Spinner

Labeled a “public nuisance” by the California plant currently hosting its hot sauce plant, Huy Fong Foods is being enticed to move to another California city with tax incentives, low water rates, and plentiful skilled labor.