THE MEAT OF THE MATTER

Meat items are a fast-growing segment of the snack category. They registered a 36% dollar sales gain in 2000, according to ACNielsen, Schaumburg, Ill., which dropped off to a still-significant 13.3% increase in 2001."We have put in a couple of new lines of meat snacks and they are doing very, very well," said Mike Tetmeyer, vice president, market, Hy-Vee, West Des Moines, Iowa.The meat snacks are

Meat items are a fast-growing segment of the snack category. They registered a 36% dollar sales gain in 2000, according to ACNielsen, Schaumburg, Ill., which dropped off to a still-significant 13.3% increase in 2001.

"We have put in a couple of new lines of meat snacks and they are doing very, very well," said Mike Tetmeyer, vice president, market, Hy-Vee, West Des Moines, Iowa.

The meat snacks are appealing to a broad range of customers, adults as well as kids, and are sellin

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