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Experts at Columbus Craft Meats Welcome the Holiday Season with Insight on Latest Charcuterie Trends
While no one holiday gathering is the same, certain traditional elements are consistent with parties this time of year. Lights and decorations adorn roofs, walls and fixtures, surrounded by beloved friends and family in the warmth of an inviting home. And of course, what holiday party is complete without an appetizing spread of delicious food?
Charcuterie has become an integral part of holiday celebrations for people throughout the country, as charcuterie boards — consisting of meat, cheese, acid, crunch and a "wow" factor — are especially popular...
Thanksgiving Meal Prep Questions? Jennie-O Turkey Store Has the Answers: Call 1-800-TURKEYS
The makers of the Jennie-O® turkey brand, a category leader and one of the top turkey brands in the United States, announced today that the Jennie-O 1-800-TURKEYS hotline will be available beginning Nov. 1.
From when to thaw your turkey and how to prevent an overcooked bird, to stretching portions when unexpected guests show up at your holiday gathering, 1-800-TURKEYS has the answers to these questions and more. The 1-800-TURKEYS hotline, now in its 16th year...
Hormel Foods to Highlight Progress on its Strategic Evolution
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, will host its 2023 Investor Day this morning at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, and Jacinth Smiley, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be joined by other members of the senior leadership team to provide an update on the Company's strategic evolution and present its plan to deliver earnings growth.
"We remain an uncommon global branded food company and leader...
Unleash the Flavors of Fall with Hormel® Black Label® Apple Cider Bacon
Apple cider continues to gain popularity as a foundational flavor of the fall season, and the makers of the Hormel® Black Label® bacon brand have taken notice. That is why they are excited to introduce Hormel® Black Label® Apple Cider Bacon, which perfectly marries the ever-popular essence of America's fastest-growing bacon brand with one of autumn's trendiest flavors.
"The apple cider flavor is getting more and more popular," said Aly Sill, senior brand manager for the Hormel
The Hormel Gatherings® Trailhead Party Tray is the Perfect Snacking Centerpiece
For any snacking needs that might accompany the outdoor activities of the fall season, the HormelGatherings®brand has consumers covered. For a limited time only, the makers of the brand are offering the HormelGatherings® Trailhead Party Tray, available now in select retailers nationwide.
The HormelGatherings® Trailhead Party Tray is all about protein, a 28-ounce tray containing delicious slices of Hormel® pepperoni and Hormel® hard salami along with two rows of round, crispy crackers. Whether hosting the post-hunt celebration, prepping the cooler...
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Canned Meat Product Due to Possible Under Processing
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for canned meat product due to under processing. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because it is believed that the product is no longer available for consumers to purchase.
The canned meat item was produced by Hormel Foods Corp. Services, LLC, an Austin, Minn. establishment, on Aug. 17, 2023...
Hormel Workers Reject Latest Offer, Contract Extension in Place Until October
Union workers at the Hormel Foods plant in Austin, Minnesota voted to reject a final offer from the company. Voting took place last week from September 13 and 14 at the plant and UFCW union hall in Austin.
UFCW Local 663, which represents over 17,000 retail, meat packing and processing, food preparation and manufacturing, healthcare, and other workers in Minnesota, issued the following statement on Friday:
"This week our coworkers voted overwhelmingly to reject Hormel's final offer to us. It's simply not good enough. We stand united, and...
Union Workers at Austin Hormel Plant Scheduled to Vote on Final Offer from Company
Union workers at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota are scheduled to vote on a final offer from the company tomorrow and Thursday. The current contract with the company expired on Sunday, September 10.
In a statement issued Sunday, the UFCW Local 663 bargaining committee unanimously recommended a "no" vote on the final offer by Hormel. The union said that the company refused to give workers appropriate wages and pensions despite record profits.
Last month, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), reported results for the third quarter...
For a Limited Time, Hormel Foodservice Offers CURE 81® Pumpkin Spice Ham
Hormel Foodservice is launching its first-ever limited-time product offering, and there’s still time for foodservice operators to order.
The Fortune 500 global branded food company recently unveiled its Cure 81® Pumpkin Spice Ham, available for only a short time this fall. This half-spiral ham is infused with a specially formulated pumpkin-spice blend and comes with a pumpkin-spice glaze packet for an even more festive flavor. Foodservice establishments have until Sept. 15 to order theirs, and they can do so here: www.cure81pumpkinspiceham.com...
Hormel Foods Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2023. All comparisons are to the third quarter of fiscal 2022 unless otherwise noted.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY — THIRD QUARTER
Hormel Foods Raise the Savory Delight to New Heights with Mouthwatering Bacon-Infused Recipes
Get ready to sizzle with excitement as National Bacon Lover’s Day approaches this Sunday, Aug. 20. The annual celebration of the crispy, savory, smoky goodness of bacon promises to delight taste buds and ignite the culinary creativity of bacon enthusiasts everywhere.
For experts at Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL), who are the makers of the Hormel® Black Label® brand, Bacon Lover’s Day is a celebration dedicated to the joy of bacon. The event brings together food enthusiasts, culinary experts and bacon aficionados to explore the...
Applegate Launches Frozen Frittata Bites at Sprouts
Applegate Farms LLC, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, today announced its expansion within the breakfast category with the launch of APPLEGATE NATURALS™ Frittata Bites, the industry’s first and only Certified Humane® frozen egg bites. These 100% natural, high protein breakfast bites feature real, recognizable ingredients, including two of Applegate’s best-selling items: chicken breakfast sausage and bacon. The launch represents a shift for the brand as it moves into a new category for the first time: handheld, frozen breakfast predominantly featuring eggs as an ingredient...
The Makers of the SPAM® Brand Unveil Sweet and Savory New Variety: SPAM® Maple Flavored
The makers of the SPAM® brand are today announcing the introduction of SPAM® maple flavored, bringing the brand's family of varieties to 11 flavors. With its delicious combination of sweet and savory, SPAM® maple flavored ushers in a unique and mouthwatering addition to breakfast menus, outdoor barbeques and one-of-a-kind desserts.
The makers of the SPAM® brand created the new maple-flavored variety following an outpouring of fan-developed maple recipes and...
Hormel Foods Appoints Lynn Egner Vice President of Retail Sales
Egner will be responsible for the company’s retail sales strategy and execution with the company’s customers in the Western Region of the United States. Egner replaces Natosha Walsh, who was recently named vice president of marketing for Convenient Meals and Proteins in the company’s Retail business.
“Lynn has been instrumental in building valuable relationships with our customer partners across the Retail sales organization,” said Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods. “Lynn is a proven people leader who will continue to build a...
Hormel Foods Announces the Appointment of Scott Aakre as Group Vice President
Hormel Foods Corporation , a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the appointment of Scott Aakre as group vice president and chief marketing officer of the Hormel Foods Retail business. The Retail business includes the company's portfolio of well-known and category-leading brands such as Planters®, Skippy®, Justin's®, Dinty Moore®, Hormel® chili, Corn Nuts®, Herdez® and Wholly®, as well as its iconic SPAM® brand, among others. Aakre will assume responsibility for continuing to evolve the company's brand...
Hormel Foods Appoints Lisa Selk Senior Vice President of Brand Fuel
Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the appointment of Lisa Selk as senior vice president of Brand Fuel, the company's center of excellence focused on consumer insights and innovation for its portfolio of more than 30 leading brands. Selk replaces Scott Aakre, who was recently named group vice president and chief marketing officer for the Hormel Foods Retail business.
In this role, Selk will oversee the Brand Fuel center of excellence, which is the company's hub for innovation, consumer and shopper insights, brand...
Hormel Foods Appoints Natosha Walsh Vice President of Marketing for Convenient Meals and Proteins
Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the appointment of Natosha Walsh as vice president of marketing for Convenient Meals and Proteins within the company's Retail business. Walsh will be responsible for the strategic marketing efforts for many of the company's leading brands, including SPAM®, Skippy®peanut butter and Justin's® nut butters. Most recently, Walsh served as vice president of Retail sales for national chains at Hormel Foods. Walsh replaces Lisa Selk, who was recently named senior vice...
Jennie-O Turkey Store Unveils Chef-Inspired Recipes, Celebrates Successful School Cafeteria Takeover
In honor of National Turkey Lovers Month in June, the makers of the Jennie-O® turkey brand — the category leader of ground turkey products and a trusted brand for turkey products around the world — are releasing new chef-inspired recipes and celebrating the success of their recent School Cafeteria Takeover campaign, which concluded in May.
Celebrity chef, cookbook author and beloved TV personality Carla Hall partnered with the Jennie-O® brand in October 2022 to tour school...
Hormel Foods Highlights Food-Forward Portfolio at National Restaurant Association Show
Ask foodservice operators what keeps them up at night, and labor challenges will likely be at or near the top of the list. With the industry's workforce participation rate still well below pre-pandemic levels, most foodservice establishments around the United States must continue to do more with less.
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) has long been a trusted partner of foodservice operators seeking innovative products that relieve pressure on understaffed kitchens. The Fortune 500 global branded food company recently demonstrated many of these product solutions it the National...
Hormel Foods Presents Food-Forward Solutions to Meet Consumer Entertaining Needs at Int'l Show
The deli of the past is not the deli of the future. It's no longer a place where consumers merely order a pound of their favorite protein sliced to a desired thickness. Today, terms like "charcuterie" and "artisanal" are heard just as often as classic phrases like "half pound" and "paper thin."
Deli products are gaining footholds in the consumer marketplace, quickly becoming the primary food solution for consumers' entertaining needs. That is precisely why Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) will be showcasing its extensive portfolio...
Hormel Foods Brings Together Brands with Introduction of COLUMBUS® Handcrafted Charcuterie Board
COLUMBUS® Manufacturing, maker of premium, award-winning Italian deli meats and charcuterie for more than 100 years, announces the introduction of the Handcrafted Charcuterie Board available exclusively at Walmart. The new Handcrafted Charcuterie Board features a carefully curated and generous selection of meats, cheese, crackers, dried fruit, chocolate, and other delicious accompaniments along with instructions and tips that customers can use to put together an impressive charcuterie board for their guests.
In addition to featuring premium COLUMBUS® Italian Dry Salami...
Hormel Foods to Showcase Brands, Innovation and Showstopping Menu Items at National Restaurant Show
Attending the prestigious National Restaurant Association Show has long been a tradition of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), an annual opportunity for the Fortune 500 global-branded food company to highlight its extensive product offerings to foodservice operators from around the country. This year's show takes place May 20-23 at McCormick Place in Chicago and will feature more than 2,100 exhibits hosted by hundreds of U.S. manufacturers and suppliers. But none of those exhibits promises to be as eye popping as what Hormel Foods is...
Hormel Foods Company Information About California Proposition 12
Hormel Foods has assessed Proposition 12 and Question 3, and while we are still awaiting final clarity on specific details and rules, the company is preparing to fully comply when these laws go into effect. The company’s Applegate portfolio of products already complies with Proposition 12 and Massachusetts Question 3.
Hormel Foods has confirmed that it faces no risk of material losses from compliance with Proposition 12 and Question 3. While these measures will add complexity to our supply chain, including costs associated with compliance, California and Massachusetts are important markets for...
Celebrate National BBQ Month with Affordable, Restaurant Quality Family BBQ Meals Curated by Lloyd's Barbeque
The makers of Lloyd's®barbeque products, one of the leaders in heat-and-serve barbeque in America, have again joined forces with Matt Abdoo, Executive Chef & Partner of Pig Beach BBQ to celebrate National BBQ Month in May. These barbeque icons have curated affordable and authentic barbeque meals for the entire family that are all under $25."What better way to celebrate National BBQ Month than bringing families and friends together over some delicious food," said Rhonda Ihrke, Lloyd's® barbeque brand manager...
Hormel Foods Elects Two New Members to its Board Of Directors
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, announced today that Ray Young, former vice chairman and chief financial officer of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, and Mike Zechmeister, chief financial officer of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., have been elected to the Hormel Foods Board of Directors, effective March 27, 2023.
“We are very excited to have Ray and Mike join our board,” said Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods...
Makers of Fontanini Brand Revolutionize Pizza Toppings with Launch of First Ever Cup & Char Sausage
The makers of the Fontanini® brand are upping the stakes in the pizza game with unmatched innovation by launching Fontanini® Cup & Char Sausage, a first-of-its-kind product in the pizza topping industry. This cutting-edge foodservice product, which features Italian flavors and uniquely crispy, caramelized edges, promises to add a distinctive touch to any pizza pie.
As a key player in the foodservice and pizza industry, Hormel Foods continuously innovates its product portfolio to provide only the best and most...
Hormel Foods Create First-Ever Smoked Bacon Using Elite Maple Wood From College Basketball’s Tourney
This March, basketball and bacon fans unite for the first time as the makers of HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Bacon will give some of college basketball’s most diehard fans the chance to taste the most elite smoked meat ever. Introducing Hardcourt Smoked HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Bacon, a first-of-its-kind bacon smoked with the actual northern cherry maple wood that is used to make the final floors of the 2023 college basketball tournament...
Hormel Foods, The Culinary Institute of America Announce Chefs Selected for The Culinary Leadership
The successful Culinary Enrichment and Innovation Program (CEIP), a collaboration between the Foodservice segment of Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL) and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) has announced the 20 chefs who will comprise its seventh CEIP Class of 2024. These chefs represent foodservice operations in both the commercial and non-commercial segments, ranging from multi-unit restaurants to hotels to universities and senior living facilities. Their 12-month journey of culinary excellence will begin April 3, 2023. CEIP is the only professional development program...
Hormel Foods Launches New HORMEL Sliced Chorizo for Adventurous Foodies
Hormel Foods – a Fortune 500 global branded food company and the makers of HORMEL® pepperoni products, Americas No. 1 pepperoni brand* - have launched the new HORMEL® Sliced Chorizo. This new innovation has been specifically crafted to help consumers take their culinary game to the next level with flavors that are globally inspired and provide a slice of adventure to pizzas, paninis, tapas and more.
"As the No. 1 pepperoni brand* and pizza topping experts, we know that consumers are increasingly eager to explore new and diverse flavors...
Hormel Foods and The World Pizza Champions Team Up to Bring Unmatched Innovation to Pizza Toppings
Hormel Foods - the makers of the Rosa Grande® pepperoni brand - and The World Pizza Champions™,America's #1 Pizza Team™, are once again joining forces to bring pizzerias all over the country a mouth-watering pepperoni experience. The two pizza powerhouses are ready to wow pizza topping connoisseurs with Rosa Grande® pepperoni, the must-have pepperoni brand for the pizza world.
"We are thrilled to announce our partnership with The World Pizza Champions™ team," said Colby Strilaeff, Rosa Grande...
Hormel Foods Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2023. Effective Oct. 31, 2022, the Company transitioned to three operating segments – Retail, Foodservice and International. The Company provided recast financial information for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 via a Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Feb. 28, 2023. All comparisons are to the first quarter of fiscal 2022 unless otherwise noted.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - FIRST QUARTER...
Hormel Foods Wins Product of the Year Canada
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, announced the its Columbus® Charcuterie Tasting Board has won the appetizer category for Product of the Year Canada.
"We are honored to be recognized for this innovative product that is helping to make charcuterie easy and approachable for everyone," said Ali Martin, associate brand manager, international at Hormel Foods. "Charcuterie has really grown quickly in Canada, and the United States, and it's a great, anytime appetizer or snacking item for all occasions...
Hormel Foods Announces Advancement of Henry Hsia to VP Retail Marketing - Snacking and Entertaining
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, announced the advancement of Henry Hsia to vice president of Retail marketing – Snacking and entertaining. In this role, Hsia is responsible for managing all brand-building activities for the Hormel Foods growing portfolio of snacking and entertaining brands, including Planters®, Corn Nuts®, Hormel® Pepperoni, Hormel Gatherings® and Columbus®.
"We are very excited to have Henry lead the snacking and entertaining...
Hormel Foods Recognized as 2022 Category Captain
Hormel Foods was once again honored as a 2022 Category Captain by Progressive Grocer magazine. The annual awards competition recognizes companies that are providing solutions and insights to drive sales growth in stores.
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for the work we are doing in strategically leading our retail partners,” said Mark Thompson, director of sales strategy, Retail Sales. “Hormel Foods has a long history of receiving Progressive Grocer’s Category Captain award and this recognition establishes us as someone the retailer can trust to lead initiatives that helps improve the retail ..."
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