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


Austin, Minn.

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

The company ranked No. 68 on this year’s list, which evaluates the many factors that make a company a good fit for military veterans and spouses.

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

To compile the ranking, Military Times focused on culture and policies that cater to military veterans when conducting and scoring the sixth-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

Hormel Foods was also recently recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs 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 500 Dividend Aristocrats for 2014, 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 sixth year in a row. Hormel Foods was also recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine, and 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