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Hormel Foods Unveils Pretzel Bites with Cheese

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Austin, Minn.

New offering expands popular snacking options

One of the newest products to come from global branded food company Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL) is the Hormel®pretzel bites and cheese tray, an addition to the Hormel Gatherings® line that capitalizes on the growing snack trend, an increase in home-based working and schooling, and the move to smaller get-togethers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This innovation is the first of its kind for pretzels and complementing cheese cup to be sold in the refrigerated section of the deli.

“The Hormel® pretzel bites and cheese tray comes at a perfect time,” said Emily Klotz, brand manager. “Pretzels are one of the up and coming snack trends we see in the marketplace. Soft pretzel bites are increasing on restaurant menus across the United States and we are excited to bring this restaurant trends into our consumers’ homes.”

The Hormel® pretzel bites and cheese tray comes with 4 ounces of soft pretzel bites, 4 ounces of cheddar cheese sauce and a packet of sea salt. Ideal for up to four people, it can go from the refrigerator to the microwave to the table in just a few minutes.

Hormel® pretzel bites and cheese trays are perfect for an anytime snack and make the trend of in-home movie nights, game nights and virtual meetings a little more special.

“Consumers have told us they appreciate more than ever having something on hand that’s delicious, easy to make and appeals to the whole family,” Klotz said.

The Hormel® pretzel bites and cheese tray retails for $6.99-$7.99 and is available in the deli department at select retailers beginning this month. For more information, visit www.hormel.com.

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, , was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three straight years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for the 12th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.