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  • business degree
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Ernst & Young: The right ingredients for success -- Jack Link, CEO, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 winner in the retail & consumer products category
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Ernst & Young: The right ingredients for success -- Jack Link, CEO, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 winner in the retail & consumer products category
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Ernst & Young: The right ingredients for success -- Jack Link, CEO, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 winner in the retail & consumer products category
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Ernst & Young: The right ingredients for success -- Jack Link, CEO, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 winner in the retail & consumer products category
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Link honored for tasking risks and growing Jack Link's Beef Jerky into a snack food powerhouse; according to Ernst & Young, risk-taking and innovation are key to entrepreneurial success
PALM SPRINGS, CA, NOVEMBER 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ - Jack Link, CEO, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 national winner in the Retail & Consumer Products category. Now in its 24th year, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and build world-class businesses.
Link was recognized for growing Jack Link's Beef Jerky from a small beef deboning operation in 1986 to the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand. Link was honored at the Entrepreneur Of The Year® gala, the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs.
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"Jack Link embodies this willingness and more. By constantly pushing the envelope, and responding to consumers' needs and changing behaviors, Link has grown Jack Link's Beef Jerky into a snack food powerhouse. Jack Link is very deserving of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 award in the Retail and Consumer Products category."
Lessons learned along the way
Jack Link was destined to be an entrepreneur. His father and uncles, known as the "Links Brothers," owned and operated a number of businesses in and around the small town of Minong, Wis. As a boy, Link followed his father everywhere, learning all about cattle, the meat business and how to make the best meat products possible. After earning his business degree, Link returned to Minong and honored his heritage by supplying top quality beef to stores and restaurants throughout the region.
In 1987, he formed Link Snacks and distributed meat snacks to local convenience stores. By the 1990s, Link Snacks had begun producing Jack Link's Beef Jerky and distributed the product to retailers nationwide.
The demand for convenience
As consumer demand for convenient, high-quality snack food increased, so did the company's offerings, including a wide variety of shelf-stable products in various sizes, forms, flavors and textures.
Less than five years ago, Jack Link's share of the meat snack category was a respectable 27%. Since then, with a strong, strategic marketing program in place, accompanied by a solid sales and distribution network, the Jack Link's brand has achieved a 50% market share. Today, Jack Link's is the No. 1 brand of jerky.
Looking forward, the company has an aggressive plan in place that sees it growing by 15% annually through 2015.
Positive power of business
Link attributes the growth and significant increase in market share over the past five years to quality, perseverance, timing and an unwavering confidence in his product.
Link's core philosophies have evolved into "Jack's Way," which began with the premise that product quality begins with soap and water. Jack's Way promotes clean plants and a safe working environment for employees, which Link believes lead to an excellent product experience for customers.
Beyond the workplace, Link is involved in Students in Free Enterprise, an organization started by the late Sam Walton that creates a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. Link is also a main supporter of the Northwood Education Foundation, which helps raise money for local northern Wisconsin K-12 schools. To date, he has raised more than a half million dollars for the foundation, including more than $100,000 in 2009 alone.
Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 National Finalists in the Retail and Consumer Products Category
In addition to Link, The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® national finalist in the Retail and Consumer Products category are: David Giuliani, Co-Founder, CEO of Bellevue, Washington-based Clarisonic, a company that develops and markets technically advanced and clinically proven products that make a clear difference in skin care James A. Haslam, III, CEO of Pilot Travel Services LLC of Knoxville, the largest travel center operator in the United States with 307 locations; and Russ Hornsby, CEO of Clayton, Missouri-based Cepia LLC, a boutique designer, manufacturer, and marketer of toys, electronics, and games for kids of all ages.
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Jack Link's launches new national brand campaign, "Hangry Moments"
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Jack Link's is looking for a logical thinker who may handle 1st/2nd line support calls, analyze and investigate problems, implement fixes, escalate support calls to 2nd/3rd Level and work closely with the other IT teams within the organization. If you are someone who is flexible, resourceful and willing to take full ownership of user problems until they are fully resolved- please apply now! Jack Link's is a forward thinking company, and we are growing our downtown Minneapolis office.
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Screamin' Sasquatch, Jack Link's Jet Waco to make Rare Air Show Appearances
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Jack Link's introduces the "screamin' sasquatch"!
posted December 04 2013
Jack Link's goes full throttle in taking airshow acts to new heights with its one-of-a-kind, jet-powered aerobatic biplane- The "Screamin' Sasquatch"!
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New Small Batch Handcrafted Beef Jerky from Jack Link's!
posted October 07 2013
Today, Jack Link's announces a new product line that celebrates our brand's rich heritage!
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Jack Link's Beef Jerky and the Boston Bruins Announce a Multi-Year Partnership!
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Jack Link's Announces Partnership With Seattle Mariners
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Jack Link's Acquires Manufacturing Facility
posted October 02 2012
Jack Link's Beef Jerky is growing with the acquisition of a packaged meat snack products manufacturing facility in Bellevue, NE.
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Jack Link's Donates Golf Tournament Proceeds
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Mosaics made entirely of Jack Link's Jerky go head-to-head as fans vote for their favorite Meathead.
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Jack Link's launches Smokehouse Fresh Jerky, setting the bar for the fresh jerky category.
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Jack Link's Continues Sponsorship of Prestigious Poker Tournament
posted November 03 2011
The partnership between Jack Link's Beef Jerky and the World Series of Poker that began in 2009 continues as the Final Table fast approaches.
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Jack Link's Revisits Past with New Products
posted May 02 2011
Jack Link's pays homage to days gone by with the launch of its new Classics line.
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Jack Link Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Winner
posted November 15 2010
Jack Link proves he has the right ingredients for sucess and snags the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award in the Retail & Consumer Products category.
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Jack Link's Acquires Mankato, MN Facility; Joint Venture with JBS in Brazil
posted September 13 2010
Jack Link's joint venture entry with JBS in Brazil and acquisition of a Mankato, Minnesota manufacturing facitily will provide increased production capacity to meet growing demand both now and in the future.
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Jack Link's is the number one brand of shelf stable meat snack products throughout the world.'
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Lead the industry in marketing innovation and support to ensure that the Jack Link's brand is recognized by both consumers and customers as the leader in meat snacks
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Jack Link's will be the category leader in product quality and safety
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As employees progress within Jack Link's Beef Jerky, incentives play a greater role in their overall compensation.
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Over the months, the Jack Link's brand has been nominated and honored with a variety of awards such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Webby, CSP Retailer Choice and CSN Best New Product Awards. Click on Read More to learn more!
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
John (Jack) Link, CEO and chairman of the board of Jack Link's Beef Jerky®, was named the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® in the Upper Midwest Region. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Link was selected for the award from nearly 50 finalist nominations by a panel of independent judges.
Webby Award
Jack Link's Beef Jerky was nominated for a 2010 Webby Award in the Food and Beverage category for the Augmented Reality site, livingsasquatch.com. The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet. Established in 1996, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an executive 750-member body of leading web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and associate members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other internet professionals.
CSP Retailer Choice Best New Product 2010
Jack Link's Steakhouse Recipe Beef Jerky was voted "CSP 2010 Retailer Choice Best New Product for 2010" in the snack category by Convenience Store Petroleum. Jack Link's Steakhouse Recipe Beef Jerky is a classic blend of premium, grilled steak and seasonings that will satisfy any steak lover, all in a convenient, grab-n-go package. The recipe combines the savory taste of grilled steak and a special blend of seasonings, sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions, with slow-cooked, tender slices of 100 percent beef, for a better-for-you snacking experience.
CSN Best New Product 2010
Jack Link's Sasquatch™ Big Stick was awarded the title of "Best New Product for 2010" in the salty snack category by Convenience Store News.
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The Sasquatch Big Stick, created in connection with Jack Link's renowned Messin' With Sasquatch advertising campaign, is available in two flavors, "Angry" (original) and "Happy" (mild). True to its name, this larger-than-life meat snack stick measures in at a full 16 inches in length and boasts an image of the elusive Sasquatch on each package.
Jack Link's Goes Green!
Jack Link's Beef Jerky, the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand, recently received certificates of recognition for "going green" from Total Energy Concepts, a national leader in energy management, power quality and lighting solutions that helps companies with large energy use develop energy sustainability programs.
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• Must have an outgoing, friendly and helpful attitude toward consumers, temporary workers, and fellow Jack Link's staff members • Have valid Class A CDL driver's license and experience with pulling trailers
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This role will be responsible for ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction by responding in a professional manner to all inquires related to Jack Link's products by providing information and support to consumers.
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Manage retail accounts in St. Louis to ensure product is 'front and center' on appropriate display units to maximize sales of Jack Link's Beef Jerky.
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The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that all funds owed Jack Link's Beef Jerky by assigned customers are collected and accounted for properly and accurately according to Company procedures. Also complete administrative duties and phone coverage as assigned.
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Jack Link's Beef Jerky is very sensitive to the privacy concerns of visitors to our Web site so we've developed a Privacy Policy to address those concerns.
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This registration information will be used in order to include you on a list of individuals that have requested voluntarily to receive updates from Jack Link's Beef Jerky. Any e-mail you receive from us will allow you to "unsubscribe" from this service at any time. Any personal information that you choose to share with Jack Links will be used by our company:
For internal review to improve the content of our web page. To notify you about updates to our web site. To contact you for Jack Link's Beef Jerky marketing purposes.
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Jack Link's Beef Jerky is very sensitive to the privacy concerns of visitors to our Web site so we've developed a Privacy Policy to address those concerns.
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This registration information will be used in order to include you on a list of individuals that have requested voluntarily to receive updates from Jack Link's Beef Jerky. Any e-mail you receive from us will allow you to "unsubscribe" from this service at any time. Any personal information that you choose to share with Jack Links will be used by our company:
For internal review to improve the content of our web page. To notify you about updates to our web site. To contact you for Jack Link's Beef Jerky marketing purposes.
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Third Parties Who Provide Support Services to Jack Link's Beef Jerky
In the course of doing business, we employ other companies and individuals to perform a variety of functions on behalf of Jack Links Beef Jerky. For example, we hire agencies to help administer consumer promotions or to analyze data. These agents may have access to Personal Information if it is needed to perform their functions for Jack Link's Beef Jerky; however, they are prohibited from using it for any other purpose other than as directed by Jack Links and they are required to maintain the information in confidence.
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We will only use your information for those projects, as described above, that are specifically related to Jack Link's Beef Jerky and how we can best communicate with and/or learn from our consumers.
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Jack Link's Beef Jerky believes that parents and guardians should supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a kid-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing online their name, address, and other personal information without your permission. You should also know that it is the policy of Jack Link's Beef Jerky that visitors under 18 years of age should not submit or post any information on our web site without parental consent.
Acceptance of Privacy Terms & Conditions
Your access to and use of this site is subject to the above privacy terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these terms and conditions. Jack Link's Beef Jerky may at any time revise these privacy terms and conditions. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current privacy terms and conditions to which you are bound.
If you have questions regarding the Jack Link's Beef Jerky Privacy Statement, please contact:
Jack Link's Beef Jerky One Snack Food Lane P.O. Box 397 Minong, WI 54859 715-466-2234
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One of the first entrepreneurs to seize these opportunities, is Jack Link, the CEO and Founder of Jack Link's Beef Jerky, who won a prestigious award for developing his company into a snack food market giant in the US and Europe.
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Reflecting this market development, Jack Link was honored with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the retail and consumer product category - one of the world's most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs. By gauging the rising health-consciousness level of European countries, Link knew the market was ripe for his low fat, high-protein beef jerky, a product previously unheard of in most European countries. In 2008, Jack Link's expansion into the European market set the foundation for considerable success, and the company subsequently saw a 40% revenue growth in Europe in 2009.
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