PLANO, TEXAS — Stryve Foods LLC, biltong and meat snack maker, announced it has fully integrated Kalahari Snacks into its product line.
The biltong company said it now has 85% market share of the air-dried meat business in the United States. Stryve purchased Kalahari in December 2020.
“We’re thrilled to have the Kalahari team join the Stryve family of brands,” said Alex Hawkins, chief operating officer of Stryve Foods. “As we’ve built our air-dried meat vertical, the opportunity to acquire one of the fastest growing brands in the biltong space was too important to pass up. We’ve each disrupted the meat-snack category on our own and now together, the sky’s the limit.”
Kalahari products now work inside from Stryve Foods’ existing infrastructure giving the product access to research and development, supply chain, faster speed to market and synergies in functions across the companies.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Stryve, especially at such a high-growth time for the company,” said Tyler Noyes and Brett Johnston, co-founders of Kalahari Snacks. "From day one, we have shared a dream and a vision of bringing traditional South African biltong to the American market. We look forward to working with Stryve to make biltong a household staple snack in America.”
Stryve also recently merged with Andina Acquisition Corp. III, a publicly traded special-purpose acquisition company and plans to go public in the second quarter of 2021. Stryve plans to be listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker SNAX.
The biltong company produces air-dried meat products, including South African-style biltong and Latin American-style carne seca. Stryve products are available online and in more than 17,000 retail outlets across the United States and Canada.