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Hormel Foods on Best for Vets Employers List for Fourth Straight Year


Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced it has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year on the Military Times Best for Vets: Employers list.

The company ranked No. 70 on this year’s list, which evaluates the many factors that make a company a good fit for military veterans and spouses.

“The skills, training and work ethic of veterans have proved to be an asset to our company, and we are honored to receive this recognition,” said Larry C. Lyons, senior vice president of human resources, Hormel Foods.

To compile the ranking, Military Times focused on culture and policies that cater to military veterans when conducting and scoring the seventh-annual survey. The survey is a nearly 90-question analysis of a company’s efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success.

The complete Best for Vets Employers list can be found online at

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, will celebrate its 125th 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 seventh year in a row. Hormel Foods also received a perfect score on the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, was recognized on the 2015 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one of the 2015 40 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