Think “jerky,” and most Americans envision road trips and late-night purchases at convenience stores. Today's health and wellness movement is changing those memories as consumers begin sampling buffalo, salmon and even soy versions of the familiar beef and pepperoni flavors that dominated the category for so long. “We see the consumer going to a much healthier snack,” said Jack Praino, president and chief executive officer of Alaska Smokehouse, Woodinville, Wash., which sells three flavors ...

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