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Hormel Foods on Best for Vets Employers List for Second Consecutive Year


Austin, Minn.

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

The company was ranked No. 52 on this year’s list, which evaluates the many factors that make a company a good fit for military veterans and their families. Hormel Foods was also named a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer in November by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse, for the second straight year.

“We have found that military veterans prove to be exceptional employees and are a good fit for our company,” said Larry C. Lyons, vice president of human resources, Hormel Foods. “We are honored to receive this recognition for our efforts in providing veterans opportunities.”

To compile the ranking, Military Times focused on culture and policies that cater to military veterans when conducting and scoring the fifth-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, and in the April issue of Military Times EDGE magazine.

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. The company 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. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, S&P Dividend Aristocrats for 2013, was named the 2013 Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine, and was again named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the fifth year in a row. Hormel Foods was recognized on the G.I. Jobs magazine list of America’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers in 2012 and 2013, and named one of the 2014 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