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Hormel Foods Honored by World’s Largest Retailer for Second Straight Year

Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced it was recognized for outstanding partnership in two categories by Walmart at the world’s largest retailer’s year-end award ceremony.

Hormel Foods was honored for providing superior customer service and for being a collaborative, innovative and valued partner during their 2013 fiscal year. Included in the recognition were the company’s subsidiaries Jennie-O Turkey Store and Farmer John, its Specialty Foods business unit, and MegaMex, the joint venture between Hormel Foods and Herdez del Fuerte.

In 2012, the company was named the Walmart Supplier of the Year for overall best supplier performance and partnership.

The two awards Hormel Foods received for fiscal year 2013 were:

• Dry Grocery Supplier of the Year, and;
• Food Supplier of the Year.

“To continue to be recognized by Walmart for our partnership and efforts to drive sales is truly appreciated by the entire organization,” said Patrick J. Connor, vice president at Hormel Foods and senior vice president of sales-Walmart. “It’s recognition of our hardworking team and further solidifies our continued growth and alignment strategies with one of our top customers.”

The award ceremony was held Friday, March 8, in Orlando, Fla.


Julie H. Craven


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 500 Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was named one of “The 100 Most Trustworthy Companies” by Forbes in 2010. 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