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Applegate Farms, LLC Announces New Vice President Of Marketing: Nicole Glenn


Bridgewater, N.J.

Nicole Glenn is joining Applegate as its vice president of marketing

Applegate®, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, announced Nicole Glenn is joining the company as its vice president of marketing on October 11. Applegate Farms, LLC (Applegate) is a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL).

“We’re thrilled Nicole is joining us, bringing her extensive brand management and food marketing experience to the Applegate team,” said Steve Lykken, president, Applegate. “Nicole will play a key role in leading us as we continue to build an innovative and integrated brand marketing strategy for the Applegate portfolio, ensuring that we bring to life our mission of ‘changing the meat we eat’.”

Prior to joining Applegate, Glenn was a marketing director for WhiteWave Foods, where she was most recently responsible for leading the Earthbound Farms organic produce business. In this role, she managed one of the company’s largest brand refresh initiatives and was responsible for strategic promotions, consumer engagement initiatives and portfolio innovations. Glenn’s brand marketing experience also includes positions with Constellation Brands, Terlato Wines International, and Procter & Gamble.

“I’m eager to join Applegate and a group that is recognized in the industry for its creative and purposeful marketing strategies,” Glenn said. “This is an exciting time to join the team, as consumers increasingly seek natural and organic foods from brands they can trust, like Applegate.”

About Applegate

For nearly 30 years, Applegate has been producing high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products. Natural can mean many things, but when Applegate says their products are natural, consumers are guaranteed that they are made without GMO ingredients and the meat inside is:

  • From animals raised humanely without antibiotics, hormones or growth promotants
  • From animals fed a vegetarian or 100% grass diet
  • Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
  • Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives

Applegate became a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods in July 2015. For more information about our products, visit or talk with us on or

About Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. Hormel Foods, which leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace, is celebrating its125th anniversary in 2016. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, and was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the eighth year in a row. Hormel Foods also received a perfect score on the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, was recognized on the 2016 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one of the 2016 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive magazine. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit and