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Makers of HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Reintroduce Chicken and Roast Beef to Portfolio of Deli Products

The makers of the HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® brand, a trusted name in deli products and maker of 100% natural*, completely delicious deli meat, are excited to reintroduce two items to its appetizing lineup of deli options: Deli Roast Beef and Rotisserie Seasoned Deli Chicken Breast. These varieties join a wide-ranging portfolio of 100% natural* deli products, with no nitrates or nitrites added**, and no preservatives.

"We work hard to ensure that every product we provide is completely...

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Apr 26 8:01 AM, Urner Barry



Hormel Foods Announces Retirement of Jeff Grev, Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced that Jeff Grev, vice president of legislative affairs, will be retiring after a 40-year career with the company. Chad Randick, director of strategy and current lead of the company's transformation and modernization initiative, will succeed Grev as vice president of legislative affairs.

As vice president of legislative affairs, Randick will assume responsibility for overseeing all state and federal legislative affairs, and regulatory affairs.

"Chad's deep knowledge of our business and leadership experience in finance, sales...

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Apr 24 10:18 AM, Urner Barry


The Makers of the HORMEL GATHERINGS® Brand Introduce Summer-Themed Hard Salami & Pepperoni Tray

With summer months right around the corner, the makers of the HORMEL GATHERINGS® brand are welcoming the season with the all-new, summer-themed Hard Salami & Pepperoni Tray, a perfect snacking solution for any summer shindig. Whether it's Fourth of July celebrations, or simply enjoying the company of family and friends on a pleasant summer evening, the Hard Salami & Pepperoni Tray is a convenient and delicious option to keep summertime snack cravings satisfied.

"Summer is the perfect time of year for people to get... 

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Apr 23 1:57 PM, Urner Barry


Two of America's Favorite Flavors Join Forces with the Limited-Time Offering 

Bacon and ranch both continue to be beloved food items of consumers everywhere, with both ingredients easily applied to a variety of different dishes. Whether it's a burger or sandwich, pizza or soup, ranch and bacon both tend to enhance the meals and snacks they're added to.

That is why the makers of the HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® brand are so excited, as they have combined these two tasty flavors within a single bite in their latest limited-time flavor offering, HORMEL® BLACK...

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Mar 21 10:22 AM, Urner Barry


Hormel Foods to Wow the Crowd at International Pizza Expo with its Latest Pizza-Topping Innovation

Hormel Foods takes its role as a leader in the pizza and foodservice industries seriously, and this spring, the company is once again positioned as a trend setter. Those attending next week's International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas will get to witness this expertise firsthand with the unveiling of HORMEL® Ribbon Pepperoni, the latest food-forward innovation from the pizza-topping experts at Hormel Foods.

Inspired by the pizza stylings of Windsor, Ontario — an oft-underrated pizza epicenter, where shredded...

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Mar 13 2:51 PM, Urner Barry


Packaging Redesign for the HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Brand Provides New Look, New Feel

The makers of the HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® brand have always prioritized the development of 100% natural1, delicious deli products that provide nourishment for consumers. Today, the brand team is unveiling a packaging redesign that delivers a refreshed logo, a TRUETASTE® Commitment and a reduction of packaging materials used.

The HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® line of deli products has a new look. In addition to a newly designed logo, the brand's food-forward redesign is also supported by lighter packaging...

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Mar 13 9:48 AM, Urner Barry


Applegate Farms, LLC Announces Goal to Source Beef Hot Dog from 100% Certified Regenerative Beef 

APPLEGATE®, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, today announced its goal to transition all of its award-winning beef hot dogs to beef raised on verified regenerative grasslands by the end of 2025. Implementing this change across its entire beef hot dog portfolio is expected to contribute to the regeneration of six million acres of grasslands, which could increase the current regenerative acreage of Applegate suppliers by more than 2,200%.

“For 37 years, Applegate has led the charge for higher standards...

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Mar 6 9:36 AM, Urner Barry


Office Potluck Inspires Innovation Resulting in Launch of HORMEL® Sweet Garlic Ginger Pork Loin

At Hormel Foods, all 20,000 team members are encouraged to participate in and contribute to the company's culture of innovation. Today, the makers of the HORMEL® brand are excited to showcase the latest example of that team-member contribution with the launch of its newest product innovation: HORMEL® Sweet Garlic Ginger Pork Loin, now available at select grocery retailers nationwide.

The inspiration for the recipe came courtesy of team member Feng Walkup, an international...

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Mar 6 8:45 AM, Urner Barry


Hormel Foods Announces Katie Clark as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, announced Katie Clark has been appointed to the role of senior vice president and chief communications officer.

In this role, Clark will oversee the company's global communications, including external media relations, internal communications, global impact communications and corporate reputation. Clark will report directly to Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods.

"I am delighted Katie is joining us at Hormel Foods. She is an impressive leader with...

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Feb 28 8:20 AM, Urner Barry


Hormel Foods Announces Matt Schrupp to Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Jennie-O Turkey

Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the promotion of Matt Schrupp to vice president of supply chain operations — Jennie-O Turkey Store.

In this role, Schrupp will oversee the vertically integrated supply chain operations, live production team, and the supply chain and commodity sales function for Jennie-O Turkey Store.

"The extensive operations knowledge and leadership that Matt brings to this role will continue to position Jennie-O Turkey Store as an operations leader in the...

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Feb 5 9:24 AM, Urner Barry


Hormel Foods Announces the Retirement of Mark Coffey, Group Vice President of Supply Chain

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, announced the upcoming retirement of Mark Coffey, group vice president of supply chain. The company announced that Steve Lykken, group vice president of Jennie-O Turkey Store, will advance to group vice president of supply chain. In this role, Lykken will lead the company's One Supply Chain organization, including procurement, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, research and development, quality management and plant operations.

"Mark has been a highly respected and impactful leader over his almost...

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Feb 1 9:28 AM, Urner Barry


Hormel Foods Announces Retirement of Pat Schwab, Vice President of Retail Sales - East

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, announced the upcoming retirement of Pat Schwab, vice president of Retail Sales – East. The company announced that Darren Carter, vice president of sales strategy at Hormel Foods, will advance to vice president of Retail Sales – East, replacing Schwab in this role. Carter will oversee the sales functions for all retail customers throughout the Eastern half of the United States.

"Pat has been a tremendous leader for our company and has...

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Jan 19 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Hormel's All-New Ultimate Pepperoni Bloody Mary Cocktail Kit

The makers of HORMEL® Pepperoni, America's No. 1 pepperoni brand*, are making the holiday season extra merry with the launch of an all-new, limited-edition** Ultimate Pepperoni Bloody Mary Cocktail Kit. Whether fans are stocking up on flavorful beverages for holiday gatherings and gift giving, or getting ready for National Bloody Mary Day on Jan. 1, the Ultimate Pepperoni Bloody Mary Cocktail Kit should be on everyone's holiday shopping list.

Beginning on Dec. 11 at 12 p.m. EST, pepperoni and Bloody Mary lovers...

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Dec 6 11:38 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Nov 28 9:12 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Oct 18 11:55 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Oct 13 8:42 AM, Urner Barry


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

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Oct 5 7:54 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Oct 3 3:27 PM, Urner Barry


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...

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Sep 18 9:36 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Sep 18 7:32 AM, UB Newswires


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...

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Sep 12 6:46 AM, UB Newswires


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...

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Sep 11 12:04 PM, Urner Barry


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

  • Net sales of $3.0 billion
  • Operating income of $217 million, reflecting the impact of an adverse arbitration ruling totaling $70 million; adjusted operating income of $287 million
  • Operating margin of 7.3%; adjusted operating margin1 of 9.7%
  • Earnings before income taxes of $208 million; adjusted earnings before income...
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Aug 31 8:39 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Aug 21 7:55 AM, Urner Barry


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... 

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Jul 19 3:21 PM, Urner Barry


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...

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Jul 19 8:11 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Jul 14 9:00 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Jul 13 3:46 PM, Urner Barry


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...

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Jul 13 3:42 PM, Urner Barry


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...

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Jul 13 3:36 PM, Urner Barry


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...

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Jun 16 10:26 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Jun 16 9:12 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Jun 5 9:25 AM, General News


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...

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May 26 7:21 AM, Urner Barry


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...

 

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May 18 8:00 AM, Urner Barry







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