Well, we’ve made it to the end of 2020. Holy smokes! What a year?!
It has been, without a doubt, an extraordinarily challenging year for so many people and businesses. Isolating ourselves from family, friends, and colleagues for so long has been extremely difficult. Businesses have faced unprecedented hardships including lockdowns, changing business environments, and economic uncertainty.
For us, we miss you the most! No live events, no trade shows, no in-store demos. We miss connecting with our customers and community in person. We miss meeting new people, sharing stories, and seeing people’s smiles when they first try our jerky. We hope all of this returns soon.
As challenging as this year has been though, we don’t want to lose sight of the positives - the milestones, the partnerships, and the community support. We decided to reflect on our past year and share some of our 2020 highlights. So grab a piece of jerky and read on!
We celebrated our 1-year anniversary on the market.
July 26, 2020 marked our first official year on the market! From selling our first bag at the Muskoka Boat & Cottage Show in 2019 to now having our jerky sold in more than 300 stores across Canada, we couldn’t be more thankful for your continued support, and that we could celebrate this milestone with all of you this year. Look back on our past year here.
We’ve partnered with some awesome small businesses.
The community of partners we’ve been able to meet, grow with, and be supported by as small business owners this year has been incredible!
Back in April, we partnered with BrewerEats, a multi-brewery delivery service in Toronto/ GTA that delivers a variety of craft beers and ciders (and jerky) from Ontario breweries right to your door!
This year you could sample Dick Duff’s Organic Jerky in subscription boxes like Keto4All! and Carnivore Club, and through the online sampling company Sampler.
FreshAF Food Delivery now includes a pack of Dick Duff’s in their 100% organic food box!
We hosted a number of local giveaways throughout the year with other great Canadian businesses - trulocal, Hardbite Chips, Red Thread Brewing, Explore.Ontario, Market Brewing and more, and we look forward to partnering with other local and small businesses!
We’ve made some news.
A good word to sum up this year? Adapt. And as small business owners navigating through a pandemic, we had to do exactly that! We were fortunate to share how we sustained and grew Dick Duff’s Organic Jerky amid COVID-19 with Muskoka411 and Parry Sound Now this past summer on MooseFM. From strengthening our online presence, hosting giveaways, partnering with breweries, and working with online grocery stores to name a few, we figured out how to reach our consumers safely and effectively.
We’re in more than 300 stores across Canada.
Getting your hands on some quality beef jerky isn’t as hard as you think. On top of finding us in more than 300 stores across the country, you can find us online here, here, and here. And more often than not, we hold the spot of #1 Best Seller in Jerky on Amazon Canada. Here are some of our favourite reviews from this year:
"Best beef jerky I have ever tried! Love that it is organic and the ingredients deck is clean. Perfect high protein snack. So happy to see it available on Amazon now." - verified Amazon customer
"I don't normally do reviews at all, BUT this little sack of deliciousness deserves it! I've tried all 3 flavours from Dick Duff's but this (Sweet Chipotle) is by far my favourite flavour it definitely packs a punch! It tastes like a steak from a high-end restaurant just in the bite-sized form & I love that this isn't overly salty or pumped with sugar. TRUST ME THIS IS THE SNACK YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!" - Shauna from Toronto
"Best tasting Jerky I ever had! The fact that it is totally organic gives me peace of mind of how safe it is to consume and it’s very high quality!" - verified Amazon customer
Thanks for the love! We really appreciate your reviews.
We’re ready for 2021.
We. Are. Ready. 2021 is shaping up to bring some exciting things!
So, on behalf of the Dick Duff’s team, we wanted to wish you all a happy and healthy 2021!
For the adventurers, the road trippers, the conscious snackers and the good old jerky lovers, thank you for being here!
Dick, Jeremy, and Jonathan