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The Makers of Hormel Cure 81 Ham Introduce New Vermont Maple Spiral Sliced Ham

The makers of Hormel Cure 81 ham announced the launch of its all-new Vermont Maple Spiral Sliced Half Ham, a bone-in, premium ham made with real Vermont maple.

“The new Hormel Cure 81 Vermont Maple Spiral Sliced Half Ham is fully-cooked and perfect for that special occasion, family get-together, or holiday meal,” said Megan Elliott, brand manager at Hormel Foods. “You can trust the Hormel Cure 81 brand to help you deliver an irresistible ham we’re sure everyone will love!”

Handcrafted with the highest standards for taste and texture, Hormel Cure 81 Vermont Maple Spiral Sliced Half Ham comes with authentic Vermont maple flavor baked into the ham along with a tasty glaze packet for added flavor and crunch. Additionally, each ham is...

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Nov 14 9:16 AM, General News



Hormel Foods Announces the Retirement of Tom Day and Executive Advancements 

Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, announced Tom Day, executive vice president, Refrigerated Foods, will retire effective at the end of the first quarter fiscal 2020. The company also announced the advancement of several executives, including Deanna Brady, who will succeed Day as executive vice president, Refrigerated Foods.

Additionally, P.J. Connor, currently vice president; senior vice president, Consumer Products Sales (CPS), will advance to Brady's current role as group vice president; president, Consumer Products Sales. Tony Hoffman will advance to Connor's current role as vice president; senior vice president, Consumer Products Sales.

Day serves as a member of the executive committee of Hormel Foods, bringing nearly 40 years of strategic leadership to the company. As executive vice president of Refrigerated Foods, Day has led the company's largest segment as well as...

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Oct 25 9:30 AM, General News


The Makers of Hormel Mary Kitchen Hash Announce New Frozen Varieties

The makers of Hormel Mary Kitchen hash, America's No. 1 selling hash, announced today the launch of an innovative meal solution for the frozen breakfast foods aisle – the brand's first offering outside of the can since first coming off the production line 70 years ago.

The new items include two varieties of frozen hash – corned beef hash and turkey sausage sweet potato – and include more than 9 grams of protein in each serving. Made with a hearty blend of quality meats, roasted potatoes, onions, red bell peppers and a touch of select seasonings, Hormel Mary Kitchen frozen hash is sure to satisfy your craving for breakfast.

"Our new Hormel Mary Kitchen frozen hash products are a perfect way to...

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Sep 19 9:02 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Announces the Creation and Launch of Plant-Forward Meat Alternative Brand

During its annual presentation at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference in Boston, Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, announced the launch of the Happy Little Plants brand, a new plant-forward, protein portfolio created as part of the company's first project under its Cultivated Foods umbrella.

"Hormel Foods has one of the most admired brand portfolios in the industry, led by our legacy of industry-leading innovation," said Jim Splinter, group vice president of corporate strategy at Hormel Foods. "We are continuing to build an organization that has the agility and adaptability to create products to align with today's dynamic marketplace."

The Happy Little Plants brand is part of the company's plant-based and blended protein innovation efforts, which began in 2014 with the launch of...

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Sep 5 8:16 AM, General News


Applegate Battles Lunchtime Boredom with Its “Lunching Awesome” Campaign

Sandwiches. Nearly half of us eat one every day. And no wonder. They’re fast, versatile–travel well and are a go-to Back to School lunch option for parents. With countless sandwich ingredient combinations to explore, no one should have to suffer from a blah lunch. No matter a person’s taste preferences or dietary restrictions, there’s an ultimate sandwich for everyone.

This back-to-school season, Applegate is battling lunch-making boredom with its “Lunching Awesome” campaign, sharing crave-able sandwich recipes and offering a simple sandwich guide that identifies the key components of a great sandwich.

Despite an endless amount of sandwich possibilities, many people make the same sandwich over and over again. And then, there are those who still haven’t found their ultimate sandwich. According to a recent survey conducted by Applegate...

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Aug 28 9:24 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Reports Third Quarter Results

Hormel Foods Corporation, a leading global branded food company, today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019. All comparisons are to the third quarter of fiscal 2018 unless otherwise noted. Results reflect the divestiture of the CytoSport business. The impact of this transaction is excluded in the presentation of the non-GAAP measures below.

Executive Summary

  • Volume of 1.1 billion lbs., down 4%; organic volume down 1%
  • Net sales of $2.3 billion, down 3%; organic net sales flat
  • Pretax earnings of $261 million, up 1%
  • Operating margin of 11.2% compared to 10.9% last year
  • Effective tax rate of 23.6% compared to...
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Aug 22 9:11 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Launches New Single-Serve Lunchmeat

The makers of Hormel® Natural Choice® deli meats announced today the addition of new single-serve lunchmeat options, further expanding the brand's growing portfolio of 100 percent natural deli meats, snacks and bacons made without artificial preservatives or ingredients.

Packaged with 2 ounces – or five slices – of 100 percent natural* deli meat, the new offering provides additional, convenient choices for consumers to enjoy their favorite lunch meat.

"We've received feedback from consumers that smaller households sometimes struggle to get through the entire package of lunchmeat, so we wanted to provide...

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Jul 25 8:27 AM, General News


The Makers of Hormel® Natural Choice® Add Global Inspired Flavors to Snacking Portfolio

The makers of Hormel® Natural Choice® deli meats announced today the addition of two new all-natural* deli meat and cheese snacks to its growing on-the-go snacking line up. The two new flavors are inspired by bold global flavors and offer consumers a delicious and convenient way to snack naturally. 

The newest varieties - Mediterranean style chicken paired with bruschetta jack cheese alongside garlic and herb pita chips; and chipotle chicken paired with queso quesadilla cheese and flax seed corn chips... 

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Jul 9 12:08 PM, General News


Hormel Foods Reports Second Quarter Results

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a leading global branded food company, today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. All comparisons are to the second quarter of fiscal 2018 unless otherwise noted.

Executive Summary 

  • Volume of 1.2 billion lbs., up 1%
  • Record net sales of $2.3 billion, up 1%
  • Pretax earnings of $318 million, up 7%
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.52
  • Excluding one-time gain on the divestiture of CytoSport, adjusted diluted EPS1 of $0.46 per share
  • Effective tax rate of 11.1% compared to 20.0% last year
  • Operating margin of 13.3% compared to 12.9% last year
  • Year-to-date cash flow from operations of $366 million, down 18% due to...
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May 23 8:18 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Announces Construction of Solar Energy Project

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and IGS Solar have started construction on a solar energy project at the Hormel Foods Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, Calif. The project is slated for completion in July.

IGS will partner with PCI Solar who will install the solar system, which will consist of 1,998 panels constructed on both roof and ground space. The project is projected to generate roughly 1.2 million kilowatt hours (kWh) per year — enough to supply more than 15 percent of the facility's annual electricity consumption.

The new solar array will help the environment by offsetting an estimated 869 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year that would otherwise be emitted by a conventional fossil fuel power plant. That amount of emissions avoided is also...

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Apr 26 12:05 PM, General News


Hormel Foods to Become Powered by Nearly 50 Percent Renewable Energy

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), maker of SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and many other branded food products, has announced a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for wind energy. Through this and other initiatives, the company will be supplied by almost 50 percent renewable wind power. In addition, the project will result in a reduction of approximately 197,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

"As a leading corporate citizen in our industry, we are inspired by projects that minimize environmental impacts and align with the interests of our customers and consumers around the world," said Tom Raymond, director of environmental sustainability at Hormel Foods. "This agreement supports our company's environmental sustainability goals and is ...

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Apr 10 9:15 AM, General News


Applegate to Bring an All-Star Lineup of Ballpark Fare to Fans this Summer

Applegate, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, and Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) have announced a homerun partnership that will bring cleaner options of classic ballpark favorites to stadiums across the country this summer. As the first-ever “Official Natural and Organic Meat of Minor League Baseball,” Applegate will be putting in some of its power hitters and serving up Better Flippin’ Meat, including THE CLEANER WIENER™ – APPLEGATE NATURALS® Beef Hot Dog and THE GREAT ORGANIC BLEND BURGER™ BEEF BURGER, one of the brand’s newest innovations at MiLB ballparks this season.

When the Minor League Baseball season kicks off with Opening Night on April 4th, a stellar line up of APPLEGATE® brand clean eats will be available in concessions at select ballparks across the country. Throughout the season, Applegate also will ...

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Apr 3 2:00 PM, General News


Jose Luis Prado Elected To Hormel Foods Board Of Directors

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a global branded food company, announced today that Jose Luis Prado, chairman and CEO of Evans Food Group, has been elected to the Hormel Foods Board of Directors, effective March 25, 2019.

"Jose Luis is an accomplished leader in the packaged food and snacks industry," said Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods. "He has built a distinguished career with extensive domestic and international experience, and we are delighted to welcome him to our outstanding board of directors."

Prado will serve on the ... 

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Mar 26 8:54 AM, General News


Hormel Takes Pepperoni Lovers Beyond the Pie

A new Hormel ad campaign launched today, with the tagline Think It Up, Make it Up, Pep it Up! The initiative consists of three animated “pepisodes” featuring an animated scene surrounding the use of pepperoni in a different food, from nachos to pizza bagels.

One spot replaces a basketball with a slice of pepperoni which is then “dunked” onto a pizza bagel, and another has a couple lifted airborne by pepperoni “balloons” that then ascend further onto the surface of a quesadilla.

Hormel has launched this campaign as part of...

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Mar 19 9:48 AM, Urner Barry


Hormel Foods Reports First Quarter Results And Reaffirms Fiscal 2019 Guidance

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a leading global branded food company, today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019. All comparisons are to the first quarter of fiscal 2018 unless otherwise noted.

Executive Summary

  • Fiscal 2019 earnings guidance reaffirmed at $1.77 to $1.91 per share
  • Volume of 1.2 billion lbs., up 1%
  • Net sales of $2.4 billion, up 1%
  • Pre-tax earnings of $307 million, up 1%
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.44, down $0.12 per share due to the impact of tax reform in 2018
  • Effective tax rate of 21.3% compared to 0.6% last year ...
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Feb 21 12:38 PM, General News


Hormel Sells Muscle Milk Maker to Pepsi

Hormel Foods Corporation announced today that it will be selling CytoSport, a protein product business, to PepsiCo, Inc.

CytoSport’s brand list consists of trademarks Muscle Milk and EVOLVE. Muscle Milk has long been distributed alongside PepsiCo products, a partnership which Hormel CEO Jim Snee says “puts them in a strong position to grow this dynamic business”.

Both Muscle Milk and EVOLVE product lines include protein shakes, bars, and powders, and the trademarks largely differentiate themselves using...

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Feb 20 11:13 AM, Urner Barry


Applegate Bets The Farm On Regenerative Agriculture – Launches The New Food Collective

Premium Pork Sausages First to be Certified by the American Grassfed Association

Applegate Farms, LLC., the nation’s leading natural and organic meat company, announces THE NEW FOOD COLLECTIVE™, a new premium brand that uses pasture-raised meats and small-batch production methods to create culinary-inspired products. The launch will feature a line of fresh sausages that is the first pork to be certified by the American Grassfed Association (AGA).

The AGA standard mandates that hogs have maximum access to the outdoors, allowing them to forage and roam in woods and pasture and that, during the grazing season, they gather most of their food outside. It also requires farmers to develop a pasture-management plan to support biological diversity, natural resources and ...

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Feb 12 12:43 PM, General News


Hormel Foods Announces the Advancement Of James N. Sheehan 

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a global branded food company, announced today that James N. Sheehan has advanced to executive vice president and chief financial officer. The advancement was effective January 29, 2019. Sheehan previously held the role of senior vice president and chief financial officer for the company. As executive vice president and chief financial officer for Hormel Foods, Sheehan oversees the company's financial enterprise including accounting, information technology, internal audit, investor relations, corporate tax and treasury.

"With more than forty years of experience, Jim is highly regarded in the industry for his strategic financial leadership and his deep knowledge of the markets, industries and ...

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Feb 1 11:56 AM, General News


Whole30 Approved Pop-Up Café Offers a Fresh Start to Living your Best Life in 2019

Applegate Farms, LLC, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat company, today announced it is teaming up with Whole30® to bring The Clean Slate Café, the first-ever pop-up dining experience serving only Whole30 Approved® and compliant options, to New York City for a three-day event. Opening to the public on January 23rd, The Clean Slate Café will fuel attendees with complimentary meal, snack, and drink options that are made with clean, simple ingredients from Applegate, Spindrift, Kettle & Fire, Primal Kitchen, CHOMPS and Vital Farms.

Millions of people have participated in the Whole30 program, a nutritional reset that eliminates added sugar, grains, legumes, alcohol, and dairy for 30 days. When hitting the food reset button, eating out and buying packaged foods and beverages can be tricky. The Clean Slate Café will offer something for everyone – from the person who resolved to ...

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Jan 11 2:11 PM, General News


Minor League Baseball and Applegate to Provide a “Cleaner” Option of Classic Ballpark Fare

Applegate Farms will become the “Official Natural and Organic Meat of MiLB,” the first-ever partnership in the category for Minor League Baseball

Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced that Applegate Farms, LLC , the nation’s leading natural and organic meat company will become the “Official Natural and Organic Meat of MiLB,” the first-ever partnership in the category for Minor League Baseball.

By partnering with Minor League Baseball, Applegate will give fans cleaner, more natural choices of traditional ballpark staples – including “The Cleaner Wiener™” – Applegate’s 100 percent grass-fed beef hot dogs. Made with only simple ingredients (100 percent grass-fed beef, water, salt and spices) and never any chemical nitrites or nitrates added, fans can spend more time thinking about how to top their hot dog versus what’s inside.

The Applegate “cleaner, crave-able food for everyone” mantra will carry over to concessions options at select Minor League Baseball ballparks, with teams offering ...

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Dec 5 9:28 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Finalizes Sale of Fremont, Neb., Processing Facility

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) today announced it has completed the sale of its Fremont, Neb., processing facility to Wholestone Farms, LLC. The transaction includes a processing facility and a multiyear agreement to supply pork raw materials to Hormel Foods. The current Fremont plant management team and workforce will remain in place to ...

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Dec 4 2:02 PM, General News




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