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Mission & Values

Building upon our heritage of innovation and quality, together we will elevate the everyday experience by making Hormel Foods the favorite part of any eating occasion.

At Hormel Foods, we are committed to providing consumers with high-quality, high-value branded products that are flavorful, nutritious and convenient. Guided by Our Way—our internal principles platform—we strive to set industry standards for product quality, work environment and community engagement.

Making lives better for our consumers, employees and our surrounding communities comes first at Hormel Foods. We aim to be a company people aspire to work for, with an environment that nurtures and expects innovative solutions from all. We strive to set our industry’s gold standard for quality and product and employee safety—making an impact that far outweighs our size.

Our commitment to improving lives extends to the communities in which we live and work, where we focus on hunger relief, education and supporting local programs. In addition to offering scholarships and promoting community activities, we use our expertise in food manufacturing, distribution and protein as a resource to help hunger relief efforts in the United States and abroad.

Starting with our leadership team—including our management team and board of directors—and through every part of our organization, the people of Hormel Foods are committed to attaining the following goals:


  • Attract and retain top talent by fostering a culture that values diversity, innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Continue to be a company where people aspire to work and build long-term careers.


  • Set our industry’s gold standard for quality, product safety and employee safety—making an impact that far outweighs our size. 


  • Increase global preference for Hormel Foods products—becoming the brand family consumers and customers think of first when they think of meal solutions.


  • Manage the business proactively to ensure sustainability.
  • Increase value to shareholders by delivering growth in net sales and profitability.
  • Continue to expand our diverse portfolio of brands through strategic acquisitions.


  •  Focus efforts on hunger, education and supporting our local plant communities.