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At Hormel, hitting growth targets means doing more deals


Star Tribune

Hormel Foods Corp. executives don’t want the company to be viewed as a stuffy old meatpacker, and they have the portfolio — or at least the foundations of one — to show why.

Still one of the country’s biggest meat suppliers — and the proud parent of Spam — Austin-based Hormel in the past three years transformed through acquisitions from a commodities-only organization into a packaged-goods one.