North Country Smokehouse Appoints Director of National Business Development

Jason Belleau to stimulate growth through strategic business partnerships

CLAREMONT, NH, January 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — North Country Smokehouse welcomes you Jason Belleau as the new director of National Business Development. Having experienced significant growth since its 2015 acquisition by parent company duBreton, NCS aims to continue its trajectory through new and valued partnerships.

In his role, Jason will be responsible for driving strategic growth, new line design and special projects. He will represent both brands in Certified Humane Raised & Handled® and USDA Organic®, fresh and further processed pork.

Jason joins the team after a nearly 30-year career with Whole Foods Market, most recently as executive manager of meat and poultry. “I’ve worked with both brands a lot over the years,” says Belleau. “Whole Foods Market named duBreton the 2020 National Perishable Supplier of the Year. Their fresh ground pork is on shelves across the country, as well as an assortment of fresh cuts that vary by region. NCS was named Local Supplier of the Year in 2019 and they just went national a few months ago with their humanely raised applewood smoked bacon and organic ham steak.” Jason describes the family business as easy to work with. “Being a vertically integrated company means more control and better communication. Their innovation and incredible dexterity, which is something you don’t see very often. I considered them a true partner. Now it’s my job to create new partnerships on their behalf and I’m eager to get started. ” concludes.

Jason brings with him an extensive industry list and a solid understanding of the better-for-you protein category. When asked what ultimately led him to join the team, he said, “The opportunity for personal and professional growth attracted me initially. The leadership team and the desire to make the programs the best in the industry were successful in that.”

About North Country Smokehouse

As one of America’s few remaining family-owned smokehouses, North Country’s mission is to handcraft premium, artisanal smoked meats with relentless flavor, exceptional animal care, and respect for the land. Located in the heart of New England, their authentic confection features only the finest hand-selected natural ingredients and a small-batch smoking process over local hardwood embers.

A subsidiary of duBreton, the company is vertically integrated from animal feed to further processing and farms responsible for people, animals and the environment. In an industry heavily focused on pace, North Country Smokehouse is focused on returning value to America’s agricultural and food systems and is recognized for producing superior, better-for-you protein with patience and persistence.

Named the best American bacon by Menwith DiaryNew England’s best meat since Yankee Magazineand Best Bacon in America by food and wine, the company prioritizes true transparency and culinary innovation.

North Country Smokehouse can be found at top retailers, discerning distributors, and with custom recipes in renowned restaurants, hotels and resorts across the country.

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Alicia Baker
Northern village smoke house; Marketing Manager
603.542.8323 ext. 214
[email protected]

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