Creatively Crafted Turkey Brand Dakota 44 Launches
Dakota Provisions launches consumer turkey brand, coming to grocery stores soon
Huron, S.D. (Sept. 16, 2019) — World-class protein manufacturer Dakota Provisions announces the launch of its first consumer turkey products brand, Dakota 44.
Dakota 44 offers a variety of creatively crafted fresh turkey products, delivering a wide range of on-trend flavor profiles that come in several easy-meal and snacking forms. These new products extend to all parts of the day and are driven by three core consumer demands: bolder flavors, greater ease, more transparency.
As 21% of consumers report eating more turkey this year than last (Mintel Poultry Report, 2018), they are also desiring new flavors and forms. Dakota 44 satisfies every craving and eating occasion, offering unique products like:
· Protein-filled turkey breast snack bites
· Salad-enhancing toppers
· Shaved turkey breast
· Sliced whole muscle deli meats
· Ready-to-cook meatballs
· Butcher patties
· Turkey bacon
· Versatile ground turkey
· Traditional whole turkey
Bold flavor profiles include desirable tastes foodies are craving, like maple bacon, bacon ranch sriracha, Szechuan, BBQ and smoky poblano.
“We believe in your right to have crazy delicious food wherever and whenever you feel like it,” said Renee Robertson, senior marketing manager, Dakota 44. “And because we don’t believe in bland or boring eats, we’ve developed a brand with flavors and forms consumers desire, but haven’t found in their grocery stores yet.”
Family farm origins with transparent, sustainable practices
Beyond providing delicious turkey products, Dakota 44 also stands for something more. In an age when 68% of consumers want to know where their poultry comes from and 62% want to know how it was raised (Mintel Poultry Report, 2018), Dakota 44 is passionate about providing high-quality turkeys raised on GAP-certified farms and fed a 100% vegetarian diet with no antibiotics ever. In fact, the turkeys follow a diet of grains grown on the same farms they are raised on.
It starts with a mission to be fully transparent and traceable, so consumers can feel good about knowing where their food comes from. The brand’s roots are in South Dakota, having started with a partnership among 44 family farms within the Hutterite community, whose compassion in taking great care of poultry has carried over into the brand.
Further, the family farms producing products hitting the market soon are GAP (Global Animal Partnership) certified, and each work diligently to follow sustainable practices. Consumers can see
this manifest itself through a Farm Finder feature on the website, where they can read up on the farm their turkey product came from.
“We are proud of what we put into our products and know exactly where every turkey comes from, and it’s important for us to share that with our consumers,” said Ken Rutledge, president and CEO, Dakota Provisions. “We’re committed to crafting better food for the better good, and that starts with having high standards when it comes to what our turkeys eat, how they’re treated and the manner in which they’re raised.”
The Dakota 44 sales representatives are actively meeting with retailers now to get Dakota 44 products on shelves soon. Learn more at Dakota44.com.
About Dakota 44
Dakota 44, a brand from Dakota Provisions, provides a variety of high-quality, bold and creatively crafted fresh turkey products. Based out of Huron, South Dakota, Dakota 44 was founded on the mission of infusing its family farm roots, humane treatment of turkeys and higher standards into a brand with transparency at its core. Dakota 44 offers an array of turkey products in unique forms and flavors, from sliced deli meats to butcher patties and ready-to-cook meatballs, as well as staples like ground and whole turkey. Dakota44.com.
About Dakota Provisions
Dakota Provisions, the founding company behind Dakota 44, is a world-class protein manufacturer that was established with a focus on the family farm, a commitment to quality and the dedication to building a progressive facility. What began as a grass-roots effort of 44 growers across the heart of the Midwest has turned into a technologically advanced business, with more than 500 years of combined meat production and processing experience. The legacy and tradition of Dakota Provisions’ family-run farms, backed by an innovative, state-of-the-art processing facility in Huron, South Dakota, are what allows the company to deliver high-quality, delicious products to consumers through the Dakota 44 brand.
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