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  • Saag’s Diverts 82 Tons of Scrap to Recycling Program

    San Leandro Times | April 09, 2015
    Saag’s Sausage Co. in San Leandro decided it was time to trim the fat – the amount of garbage the company produces, that is. Last year, the company on Factor Avenue reduced what it sends to the landfill by 27 percent, which is 82 tons now going to recycling.
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    Topics: Environment
  • In Korea, Spam Isn't Junk Meat — It's A Treat

    NPR | April 08, 2015
    The advertisement begins with a breezy acoustic-guitar jingle and a young woman peering into soft light. Its message is clear: The product you're about to see is special. It's called Spam. Not the unsolicited email, but the canned, processed pork product introduced during the 1930s. South Koreans eat lots of Spam, it turns out.
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    Topics: Brands
  • Giving to others; Hormel workers donate to homeless vets

    Austin Daily Herald | April 04, 2015
    Hormel Foods Corp. employees have given back once again, this time a little closer to home. After veterans who worked at Hormel’s corporate office and Austin plant heard about a recent increase in homelessness among veterans, Hormel’s Military Veteran Engagement Team decided to do what they could to provide hygienic supplies through the Minnesota Area Council for Veterans.
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    Topics: Community
  • Food Supply Chains and Data: Starting Sustainability Conversations

    Triple Pundit | April 02, 2015
    One example of dialing into sustainability business specifics would be Good Company’s medium-sized client, Fresherized Foods, makers of Wholly Guacamole. As a company that works with many long-haul distribution companies to send their product to retail markets around the country, Fresherized uses data management tool Scope 5 to examine the efficiency of its various carriers.
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    Topics: Environment
  • There’s a Lot More to Musubi Than Just Spam

    Munchies | April 01, 2015
    If snacking like a samurai has always been a secret desire of yours, consider the humble musubi. You’re probably most familiar with the Spam version, which is one of Hawaii’s quirkiest and best-known food traditions. It’s a simple snack: a slice of the infamous grilled meat is attached to a block of sushi rice with a strip of nori. But in Hawaii, it’s everywhere—and has been for a long time.
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    Topics: Brands
  • Refreshed growing pilot programs

    Austin Daily Herald | April 01, 2015
    The annual Refreshed Business of the Year Awards (RBYA) is just one of those pilots that have formed into a specific strategy to engage local worksites in wellness promotion ... The 2014 RBYA recipients were announced at the annual chamber awards banquet this past month. Award winner for under 100 employees was I.J. Holton Intermediate School and for over 100 employees Hormel Foods Corporation ...
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    Topics: Awards & Recognition, Company
  • Hormel donates to food shelf

    KIMT | March 24, 2015

    They make their living processing food, but Tuesday Hormel employees were giving food. Employees in the company’s “Helping Hands” committee presented the Austin Salvation Army with a $5,200 check and nearly 1,900 food items.
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    Topics: Community

  • Skippy spreads peanut butter into new flavor turf — salted caramel

    Chicago Tribune | March 19, 2015
    Peanut butter, which has been married with everything from honey to chocolate, has a new flavor partner — salted caramel. The limited edition Skippy salted caramel peanut butter is hitting store shelves nationwide, just in time for National Peanut Month in March. The new flavor is aimed at a more "sophisticated" peanut palate inspired by foodie trends.
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    Topics: Brands
  • New X-treme Double Duo Pepperoni Debuts at Sbarro

    Restaurant News Release | March 18, 2015
    The newest flavor of Sbarro’s famous pizza by the slice is made from scratch with high quality, fresh ingredients and baked to perfection. It starts with dough that is made in-house daily and hand stretched for each pie. The brand’s traditional pepperoni is paired with Hormel Rosa Grande® Pepperoni, which adds extreme flavor and additional texture.
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    Topics: Company
  • Hormel plant donates to Paint the Town Pink

    Austin Daily Herald | March 17, 2015
    As part of this year’s Paint the Town Pink initiative, Hormel Foods Austin Plant manager Tim Fritz presents an $11,900 donation to Dr. Edward Hinchcliffe, a section leader at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota.


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    Topics: Community

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