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  • Hormel Foods Makes Good on Solid Waste Reduction Goals…Again

    TriplePundit | June 29, 2015
    Corporate leadership in environmental sustainability begins with appointing the right person or teams to set the strategic direction for a company. Demonstrably, Hormel Foods has exceeded its annual environmental impact goals for reducing the amount of solid waste it produces and sends to landfills — working fluidly across its various plants to design achievable and measurable goals in pursuit of greater efficiency and success.
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    Topics: Company, Environment
  • Framing for the future; Spam Museum taking shape downtown

    Austin Daily Herald | June 25, 2015
    The new Spam Museum is beginning to take shape in downtown Austin. After construction started in April, the framing of the building is now going up at the site between Second and Fourth Avenues on the east side of North Main Street.
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    Topics: Brands
  • Wholly Guacamole Unveils Avocado Verde 45-Cal Minis

    The Shelby Report | June 23, 2015
    The makers of the Fort Worth, Texas-based Wholly Guacamole brand have added Avocado Verde 45-Cal Minis in easy-to-open containers to their line of products.
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    Topics: Brands
  • What Happens When You Mix Hello Kitty With Spam? A Snack for Fans

    The Wall Street Journal | June 23, 2015
    Soon after the doors of the Forum opened to Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival on a recent Friday afternoon, Cassandra and Ramiro Treviño headed straight for the Spam booth on the arena floor. They had unfinished business to attend to. The Fresno, Calif., couple had failed to procure one of the limited-edition Hello Kitty Spam musubi kits before they sold out in the fall at Hello Kitty Con 2014.
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    Topics: Brands
  • Hormel Cuts Coal Emissions in China Plant

    TriplePundit | June 23, 2015
    The Chinese capitol of Beijing suffers from severe air pollution. It’s plagued by the emissions of 5 million cars, as well as coal emissions and dust storms from the north ... Sustainability was the leading driver that prompted the Hormel Foods Beijing plant to replace its coal boiler with a cleaner natural gas-fired boiler, with a goal of cutting emissions by 45 percent.
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    Topics: Company, Environment
  • Hormel Foods announces new appointments

    West Central Tribune | June 19, 2015
    Two Hormel Foods officials have been named to new leadership roles with Applegate Farms LLC pending the official closing of the acquisition of the natural and organic meat processor, according to a Hormel Foods Corporation announcement made Wednesday.
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    Topics: Brands, Company
  • Hormel names Dan’s Prize president

    Meat & Poultry | June 18, 2015
    Hormel Foods Corporation promoted Jeffrey Tobak to president of Dan's Prize Inc. from foodservice area manager at the company’s Chicago sales office. He succeeds Mark Morey who recently was named president of Farmer John in Vernon, Calif.
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    Topics: Brands, Company
  • Hormel unveils ‘breakthrough innovation’ in snacks

    Meat & Poultry | June 16, 2015
    Hormel Foods Corp. is expanding in the snack market with Skippy P.B. Bites, Spam Snacks and Jennie-O Turkey Breast Sticks. Executives of the Austin, Minn.-based company discussed the three new product platforms during a presentation with investors on June 11 in Minneapolis.
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    Topics: Brands, Innovation
  • 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
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