Hickory Nut Gap (hickorynutgap.com), Asheville, N.C., brings its minimally processed, pasture-raised bacon from foodservice to supermarket with a retail ready 12-ounce package featuring prominent new branding. Made from heritage breed hogs humanely raised on high-quality pasture without antibiotics, the hickory smoked uncured bacon contains no added nitrates or nitrites, gluten, lactose or MSG. SRP is $8.99 and packages come 12 to a case.
MAPLE LEAF SALES UP 4.3%
Mississauga, Ontario-based Maple Leaf Foods reported sales up by 4.3% to $1,174.9 million (Canadian) for the first quarter ended March 31. Net loss was $57.7