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Mission & Culture

Hormel employees celebrating SPAM Family of Product's 75th Anniversary
Employees participate in a team event at the SPAMĀ® brand's 75th anniversary celebration.

Who We Are

Hormel Foods Corporation, headquartered in Austin, MN, is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, brand-name food and meat products for consumers throughout the world. Many of our products are among the best known and trusted in the food industry and the favorites of families everywhere.

Our success as a company is largely based on the talent and dedication of the people who work here. With more than 19,800 employees, Hormel Foods is committed to fostering a positive work environment that encourages professional growth and fulfillment. Sixty-three percent of employees have been with the company for five or more years. Most recently, we were recognized on the 2012 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads list (an honor we also received in 2010).  

Our Way - Our Mission

Guided by the Our Way principles, our goal at Hormel Foods is to cultivate a workplace that nurtures and expects innovative solutions from all employees. The mission of Our Way is simple: As a leading branded food company with a focus on profitable growth, and inspired by our founder's charge to "originate, don't imitate," we market a balanced portfolio of highly differentiated quality products. We engage our employees by creating an environment where careers are fostered, people make a difference and integrity is absolute. 

Our Way represents a vision for the future—as we continue to grow, Hormel Foods remains committed to upholding our heritage of bringing more to the table for our consumers, investors, employees and the communities in which we operate.

Our Products

For more than 120 years, Hormel Foods has been rooted in the tradition of producing wholesome, nutritious, great-tasting and safe products for consumers to enjoy. We sell products across five continents and in all 50 states. The company recently made Selling Power magazine's list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For 2014, ranking number 11. Overall sales have increased by more than 40 percent during the last five years.

From concept generation to packaging, our focus on innovation, nutritious options, food safety and quality is unwavering throughout each step of our production process. We strive to deliver enjoyment and satisfaction in every single product we make.

Our Company

Hormel Foods is headquartered in Austin, MN, where our research and development division and flagship plant are also located. A total of 40 manufacturing sites, including a combination of Hormel Foods and subsidiary locations, have been certified by GFSI-recognized food safety management systems.