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Who owns Hormel Foods?

Hormel Foods is a publicly traded, global branded food company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:HRL). The company is headquartered in Austin, Minnesota and operates more than 30 production facilities throughout the United States.

48% of the shares of Hormel Foods Corporation are held by The Hormel Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1941 by George A. Hormel and his son, Jay C Hormel. The Hormel Foundation supports charitable, educational and scientific organizations in Austin, Minn., including The Hormel Institute cancer research center. Since 1941, The Hormel Foundation has given more than $244 million to the community. It is one of the top giving foundations in Minnesota.

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