Golden Island Jerky Expands Costco Distributon

Brand Expands Through the Southwest Region

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 22, 2012) - Golden Island Jerky (Golden Island), the Southern California-based leading producer of gourmet kettle-cooked beef and flame-grilled pork jerky, today announced expanded distribution of its Grilled Barbecue and Korean Barbecue pork jerky at Costco locations in markets including: San Diego, Temecula, and Lake Elsinore, Calif.; Albuquerque, N. M.; Las Vegas and Henderson, Nev; St. George, UT; and across Colorado and Arizona.

"The positive feedback we've received from consumers and retailers is tremendous," said Anna Kan, president of Golden Island Jerky. "Expanding our Costco distribution and bringing our soft and flavorful jerky to consumers in these new markets is a step towards achieving our aggressive growth goals and further establishing Golden Island's position in the gourmet jerky segment."

Available at Costco locations in 14.5-ounce, resealable packages, Golden Island's Korean Barbecue and Grilled Barbecue pork jerky are crafted with all-natural, 100-percent whole cuts of pork, with no preservatives. The first large-scale manufacturer to bring gourmet pork jerky to market, Golden Island offers both kettle-cooked beef and flame-grilled pork jerky in a variety of unique flavors, including Chili Lime and Mandarin Orange.

A third-generation, family owned business, Golden Island's roots trace back to Taiwan, where family patriarchs developed their proprietary process of creating top-quality beef and pork jerky and experienced success selling meat products in local markets. It's this same passion for exceptional jerky that drives the company's current management team, always striving to provide customers with delicious and unique products for a snack experience that is a cut above the rest.

Golden Island products are sold at select Costco locations throughout the United States as well as a number of Central Market locations in Texas. The company's gourmet jerky can also be purchased online. For more information, visit or "Like" them on Facebook.

About Golden Island Jerky Co.
Headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Golden Island Jerky manufactures more than 20 varieties of beef and pork jerky snacks in America with true flavors from around the world. Top selling and unique selections include Teriyaki, Hickory Black Pepper, Grilled Barbecue, Chili Lime, Kung Pao, Curry, Mandarin Orange, Five Spice and Grilled Barbecue. A third-generation, family-owned business, the company has crafted jerky with innovative flavors and profiles for more than 60 years. Golden Island products can be found at select Costco locations and other retail chains nationwide. For more information, visit or "Like" them on Facebook.

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