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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hormel set to make biggest purchase in company’s history

    KIMT | May 27, 2015
    In the biggest acquisition in company history, Hormel announced it has entered an agreement to buy Applegate Farms, LLC for approximately $775 million. Applegate is the number one brand in the natural and organic value-added prepared meats category.
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    Topics: Company, Brands, Financial, Innovation
  • Ettinger details Hormel’s organic acquisition

    Meat & Poultry | May 27, 2015
    Hormel Foods Corp. President and CEO Jeffrey Ettinger says the company has long considered ways to build a natural and organic value-added prepared meats category from the ground up. Instead, Hormel went shopping for the segment to add to its business and on Tuesday announced the purchase of Applegate Farms LLC, the No. 1 brand in the natural and organic value-added prepared meats category, for $775 million.
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