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Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

20 Apr 2021

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

What will attract consumers to 'hybrid' meat products?

8 Mar 2021

As more consumers become interested in the sustainability of what they eat, what role can 'hybrid' products made from meat and veg play? Early launches haven't always succeeded.

Hormel goes nuts for new asset Planters

12 Feb 2021

Hormel Foods has bought Kraft Heinz's Planters snacks arm. Paying more than $3bn for the assets, it's the largest deal in upbeat Hormel's history. Market reaction was more muted.

Hormel Foods buys Planters from Kraft Heinz

11 Feb 2021

The deal, struck in cash for US$3.35bn, is part of Hormel's "evolution as a global, branded food company", the Spam owner said.

Kraft Heinz linked to $3bn sale of Planters snacks business to Hormel

3 Feb 2021

A US newspaper report suggests local food major Kraft Heinz is planning to sell its Planters snacks business to an American peer.

Hormel Foods outlines demand dynamics across channels from Covid vaccine

25 Nov 2020

US major Hormel Foods has outlined how demand is likely to pan out in retail and foodservice next year, when it is hoped a vaccine will quell coronavirus.

Tyson, Cargill, Hormel among suppliers to face turkey cartel claims

28 Oct 2020

A judge in the US has ruled a group of US turkey product suppliers must face claims they conspired to increase prices.

New products - Spain's Noel launches healthier-for-you meat snacks; Hormel adds breakfast combos to Black Label range; Conagra takes Gardein brand into soups

25 Sep 2020

This week's batch of new product offerings include new breakfast items from Hormel Foods and Conagra Brands moving into plant-based soups.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Hormel Foods braced for further foodservice declines

26 Aug 2020

US manufacturer Hormel Foods expects another quarter of Covid-related declines in its foodservice business even as the hospitality sector starts to reopen.

Hormel Foods to lose strategy officer Jim Splinter to retirement

11 Jun 2020

Hormel Foods has announced the US-based meat firm will lose a key executive to retirement by the end of June.

New products - Nomad launches Birds Eye plant-based meal mixes, vegan rolls; Kraft Heinz's 'Gourmet' sauces; Lactalis-Nestle expands range; Muller's first Skyr yogurt in UK

5 Jun 2020

Our pick of the new products this week includes the return of Necco Wafers to US grocery shelves and Australia's Murray River Organics moving into the breakfast category.

New products - Hormel's Applegate Farms debuts Well Carved blended meat and veg line; The Meatless Farm makes first foray into frozen; Lantmannen shifts Americana brand into retail

11 May 2020

This week's new product launches that caught the eye include vegan cheese from Norseland, a vegan pie from Holland's Pies and a high-fibre loaf from Hovis.

Hormel-owned Fontanini Foods to furlough staff

28 Apr 2020

US-based Fontanini Foods, owned by local heavyweight Hormel Foods, has taken a decision relating to its workforce as Covid-19 takes its toll on the business.

Covid-19 - Hormel Foods shuts Jenny-O Turkey plants in Minnesota

27 Apr 2020

US meat firm Hormel Foods has closed another two facilities after a number of employees tested positive for Covid-19.

US union says up to 6,500 food plant workers impacted by Covid-19

24 Apr 2020

The US United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is pushing for action to protect food plant workers from Covid-19.

Covid-19 - Another plant linked to Hormel Foods to close

21 Apr 2020

Another business associated with US-based meat firm Hormel Foods has been forced to close a plant due to the spread of Covid-19.

Hormel subsidiary Alma Foods succumbs to Covid-19

20 Apr 2020

US meat giant Hormel Foods revealed a plant owned by one if its subsidiaries is to close temporarily due to Covid-19.

Hormel subsidiary Rochelle Foods closed down in Covid-19 scare

20 Apr 2020

US-based Rochelle Foods, owned by local heavyweight Hormel Foods, has been forced to halt production as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Hormel Foods outlines action taken to combat Covid-19

18 Mar 2020

US-based Hormel Foods has reported on the action it has taken to protect its business from the spread of coronavirus.

Hormel Foods snaps up fellow US business Sadler's Smokehouse

20 Feb 2020

US-based Hormel Foods has snapped up a local pit-smoked meat business in what it describes as a "strategic acquisition".

Hormel to remove growth drug banned in China from pork supply

19 Feb 2020

US-based Hormel Foods is the latest business to make changes to its pork supply with foreign markets in mind.

US turkey giants facing court action over price-fixing claims

6 Jan 2020

Some of the biggest names in the US meat industry are being sued by food distributors over claims they conspired to keep turkey prices artificially high.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Hormel builds plant for Columbus charcuterie

27 Nov 2019

US group Hormel Foods is to invest in the production of charcuterie products sold in its domestic market.

Hormel anticipates further foodservice growth through Bacon1 product

27 Nov 2019

US-based Hormel Foods is anticipating growth in two channels after experiencing demand for its Bacon1 product.

Plant-based foods and M&A in play for Hormel - investor day takeaways

16 Oct 2019

Hormel Foods outlined its growth plans at an investor day held at the New York Stock Exchange last week. Simon Harvey looks at the talking points.

Hormel Foods moves into plant-based with Happy Little Plants

5 Sep 2019

US-based Hormel Foods, behind brands such as Spam and Applegate, has announced a plant-based products initiative.

How M&A in packaged food looked in H1 2019

13 Aug 2019

Using data from just-food.com and parent organisation GlobalData, we present a flavour of M&A activity in the international packaged food sector in the first half of the year.

MegaMex Foods, Utz Quality Foods to team up again

12 Aug 2019

US snack maker Utz Quality Foods and MegaMex Foods, a local venture between food major Hormel Foods and Mexico's Herdez del Fuerte, have announced another business partnership.





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