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  • Recycling obstacles remain, despite achievements

    New Hampshire Business Review | June 12, 2015
    When it comes to recycling, the nation has had several accomplishments in recent years, but adding to those achievements may be more challenging ... Miller cited deli meat producer Hormel, which announced last year that it cut 4.72 million pounds of plastic packaging with 37 packaging reduction projects. “This is zero waste at its best because it’s simply making less with less,” said Miller. With just one product, Hormel shrunk its packaging by 1.5 ounces, eliminating 800,000 pounds from a shipment of deli meats, fitting more packages in a truck, and resulting in cost savings and less environmental impact.
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    Topics: Company, Environment
  • Workers begin cooking up Spam in Hormel's expanded Iowa plant

    Post Bulletin | June 12, 2015
    Workers in Dubuque have begun cooking up Spam — a pork product loved by many and mocked by others — after the completion of a $36 million expansion of a Hormel Foods plant. Production of the canned meat began Monday, and officials toured the plant Thursday.
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    Topics: Company
  • Healthy Benefits Help High-Pressure Food Processing Gain Ground

    Food Online | June 11, 2015
    Recently, Hormel Foods launched a marketing campaign to promote the healthy benefits of its Natural Choice lunchmeats. The Hormel packaging highlights that the meats contain no preservatives, no added nitrates or nitrites and no artificial colors or flavors. But the real secret here is high-pressure processing (HPP).
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    Topics: Company, Brands, Innovation
  • ‘Applegate will remain Applegate,’ says CEO Kerry Collins

    NewHope 360 | June 10, 2015
    Last month Hormel Foods Corp acquired Applegate, makers of natural and organic deli meats, burgers, cheeses, chicken and hot dogs (a.k.a. “the cleaner wiener”), for $775 million. Applegate will continue to operate independently from Hormel, which owns brands like Muscle Milk, Dinty Moore, Skippy and SPAM.
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    Topics: Company, Brands
  • New products from Hormel, Nestle, Post, Riviana Foods

    Food Business News | June 05, 2015
    Convenience is king for many consumers, but they don’t want cutting meal prep time to mean cutting quality. This appetite for ease is driving food manufacturers to deliver new products that cater to the time-strapped consumer ... Also hoping to shave minutes off consumers’ meal prep time, Hormel is introducing a line of fully cooked taco meats and hot sandwich meats.
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    Topics: Brands
  • Hormel Foods Beats Waste Goal 6 Years Early

    Environmental Leader | June 05, 2015
    Hormel Foods beat its goal to reduce solid waste by 20 percent — the company had originally pledged to reduce solid waste to landfills by 3,500 tons by 2020, or 10 percent compared to a 2011 baseline — and has exceeded the goal six years early, according to its 2014 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report.
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    Topics: Company, Environment
  • Spam source: Dubuque plant starts processing legendary food

    Telegraph Herald | June 05, 2015
    Spam has a new home in Dubuque. Production of the iconic pork-based meat product began Monday at Hormel Foods' Progressive Processing plant in Dubuque Industrial Park. The Spam line was added during a $36 million expansion project at the facility, which opened in 2010.
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    Topics: Company
  • Locals receive scholarships from Jennie-O Turkey Store

    Faribault Daily News | June 03, 2015
    For 2015, Jennie-O Turkey Store awarded more than $70,000 in scholarships to 59 graduating high school seniors in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Applicants for the $1,000 scholarships must either be a Jennie-O Turkey Store employee or a dependent of a company employee.
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    Topics: Community
  • Turkey Producer to Add 4 New Barns Near Willmar

    KSTP ABC 5 News | June 03, 2015
    Top Minnesota turkey producer Jennie-O is building four new turkey barns in the Willmar area. The Meeker County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the project Tuesday, which will house 92,000 turkeys. The approval allows Jennie-O to replace barns that were damaged by storms in 2012.
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    Topics: Company
  • Idaho Potato Commission contest sets record

    The Packer | June 02, 2015
    More than 5,000 stores participated in the Idaho Potato Commission’s annual retail display contest this year ... For the third year in a row, Hormel Real Bacon Bits partnered with the commission for the contest.
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    Topics: Brands
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