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Hormel Foods Announces Pollinator Garden Expansion

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the expansion of its existing pollinator garden at its world headquarters in Austin, Minnesota.

Justin’s, which was acquired by Hormel Foods in 2016, recently announced its pledge to help restore, protect and conserve bees and other important pollinators. Justin’s is focusing its efforts on creating awareness and educating consumers on pollinator decline by partnering with key players at the national, state and local level.

Justin’s is also a sponsor of the Growing Gardens sixth annual Bee Earth Day, where they will share regionally appropriate wildflower seed bombs, Justin’s® products, and information about pollinator conservation to draw awareness to the issue and the work that Justin’s is doing to combat pollinator decline.

“When we heard about the Justin’s initiative, we knew we wanted to do something to support their efforts,” said Jim Snee, president and CEO of Hormel Foods. “We are proud to announce our commitment to expand our existing pollinator garden at our world headquarters in Austin, Minnesota.”

Hormel Foods is also encouraging its employees to plant regionally appropriate wildflowers. The company is providing free seed packets to employees at its headquarters today.

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 ninth 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