Troy, Michigan (PRWEB) November 16, 2012
Up North Jerky Outlet beef, turkey and wild game jerky are a holiday tradition at Michigan Gander Mountain outdoor sporting goods stores. Up North Jerky Outlet is a distributor of premium Michigan jerky made in the old time smokehouse tradition. Jerky lovers in Michigan have been fortunate to have local producers of gourmet quality beef, turkey and wild game smoked meat products. Premium jerky from Up North Jerky Outlet is now available nationally in over 40 Gander Mountain stores.
Up North Jerky Outlet was the first distributor to offer Michigan made USDA approved premium jerky to a wider range of consumers. Starting back in 2004, Gander Mountain became the first big box retailer to feature Up North Jerky Outlet products in a few select stores. Gander Mountain customers can now choose from premium beef, turkey and wild game jerky, along with tasty hunters sausage in a wide variety of flavors and sizes.
"Up North Jerky Outlet products and Gander Mountain are a natural combination. Folks who love the outdoors also tend to like beef and game jerky. Our products are special because there is no compromise when it comes to quality," according to Scott Christ, Up North Jerky Outlet National Sales Manager. "Many of our customers make their own jerky, but they buy ours for the quality and the variety of flavors."
What started out as a local tradition in Michigan has now gone national. After setting up a smokehouse style display in the Gander Mountain Utica, Michigan store, Up North Jerky Outlet moved on to Novi, Flint and Taylor. Now there are displays in Lansing, Coldwater, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Saginaw and Traverse City. In a short time Up North Jerky Outlet products were in stores from Ohio to Florida. Jerky lovers across the nation soon came to appreciate the quality of authentic Michigan made jerky.
Up North Jerky Outlet jerky is made with whole muscle meat with no fillers. Real beef rounds and turkey breast are used, along with authentic venison, elk and buffalo. Scott says, "Gander Mountain customers know that they are getting the best when they buy Up North Jerky Outlet products. When you buy jerky in an outdoor store you expect to get better product than in a gas station or convenience store."
Scott adds that the placement of Up North Jerky Outlet displays at checkout gives Gander Mountain customers an opportunity to pick up a quality snack as they complete their shopping. "Beef Jerky and premium meat snacks are the perfect last minute impulse item for a retailer to place at checkout. The customer gets a tasty treat and the store gets a bottom line boost. Everybody wins."
Gander Mountain customer can select from the most popular Up North Jerky Outlet flavors. There are five flavors of beef jerky, including honey barbeque, peppercorn, teriyaki, blazin' hot and cherry maple. Turkey jerky is available in honey barbeque and cherry maple flavors. Wild game jerky is available in 3 oz. packs of buffalo, venison and cherry maple elk.
In addition to jerky, several flavors of hunters sausage are on the Gander Mountain menu. One of the most popular products is the mini hunters sausage, a small jerky sausage stick available in five tasty flavors including original, hot & spicy, garlic, jalapeno and teriyaki. "The mini hunters just fly off the shelves," says Scott. "The combination of pocket size packs and great taste make these a natural for any outdoor activity." Also popular are the larger king size hunters available in original and jalapeno flavors. These are also available in very popular larger bulk packs.
Paul Lyons, Up North Jerky Outlet founder and CEO, says, "Many of our original flavors come out of an authentic "Up North" smokehouse tradition of the northern lumberjacks and early settlers." Paul is not surprised at the success in the Gander Mountain stores. "Up North Jerky Outlet is more than just a distribution company. We are a motivating force bringing high quality jerky to a larger market. There is a market for jerky made to a higher standard. Gander Mountain customers are aware that beef and game jerky is a traditional American delicacy. They want a higher standard." Up North Jerky Outlet products are also available online at http://www.upnorthjerky.com for delivery via UPS or USPS, with orders over $75 shipped free.
Up North Jerky Outlet
1437 Rochester Rd., Troy MI 48083