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Ben Cooper | 26 Apr 2016

Manufacturers are facing mounting pressure to reduce the level of sugar in processed foods but could that challenge be made even harder by increasing consumer demand for "clean labels"? Ben Cooper investigates.


Katy Askew | 18 Feb 2016

Hormel Foods raised its full-year earnings outlook this week on the back of a "record" first quarter. The US company stressed it was able to increase earnings by 23% in spite of lower sales – the consequence of avian influenza hitting its Jennie-O turkey business. Hormel's management shared some insight into what it believes it is getting right at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference this week. Here are just-food's key takeaways.


Katy Askew | 18 Sep 2015

The natural products sector has waived in a seismic shift in the mainstream shopping habits of American consumers. This has attracted the attention of legacy brand manufacturers. But as the forces of big food look to cash in, SMEs have leveraged their agility to focus on delivering new products. Here is just-food's pick of some of the most exciting new products on show from SMEs at this year's Natural Products Expo East.


Hannah Abdulla | 29 May 2015

Hormel Foods swooped to acquire natural and organic meat processor Applegate Farms earlier this week in a US$775m deal. In financial terms, the deal does not bring much to the table. Industry experts, however, have reacted favourably due to the long-term growth prospects of the natural and organic meat category. Hannah Abdulla explores what the deal means for Hormel.

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Simon Harvey | 31 Oct 2017

US-based Hormel Foods has struck a deal to buy local deli meat and salami producer Columbus Manufacturing for US$850m.


Andy Coyne | 27 Sep 2017

US-based Hormel Foods has announced that its chief executive and president Jim Snee will take on the role of chairman of the board following the retirement of Jeffrey Ettinger.


Dean Best | 24 Aug 2017

Hormel Foods, the US-based food group, behind meat brands Spam and Jennie O-Turkey Store, has struck a deal to buy Brazilian packaged meats firm Cidade do Sol.


Andy Coyne | 24 Aug 2017

US-based Hormel Foods has issued a profit warning amid pressure on its raw-material costs.


Andy Coyne | 17 Aug 2017

US-based Hormel Foods has acquired Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages, a local foodservice business, from Capitol Wholesale Meats, for US$425m.


Simon Harvey | 8 Aug 2017

Hormel Foods said it plans to add production lines at its Dold Foods bacon factory in the US, a move the company said will create about 380 jobs.


Andy Coyne | 26 Jul 2017

US group Hormel Foods has launched a range of on-the-go snacks under one of its namesake brands.


Katy Askew | 17 Jul 2017

Unilever and Hormel Foods are reportedly leading the pack in the race to acquire the food business of UK-listed FMCG group Reckitt Benckiser.


Dean Best | 25 May 2017

Hormel Foods today (25 May) maintained its forecast for annual earnings - a prediction it revised in February - but the company cautioned its profits could fall at "the lower end" of its projected range, with the US group's turkey business expected to continue to face challenges.


John Shepherd | 25 May 2017

US group Hormel Foods is investing more than U$137m in building and equipping a new plant in Minnesota to boost production at its turkey business Jennie-O Turkey Store.


Dean Best | 5 May 2017

US group Hormel Foods has decided to stop selling its Skippy peanut butter brand in Canada.


Dean Best | 4 Apr 2017

Hormel Foods has added protein bars to the range of Muscle Milk products it sells in the US.


John Shepherd | 6 Mar 2017

Hormel Foods' US natural and organic meat subsidiary, Applegate, has announced plans to improve animal welfare standards for broiler chickens to ensure the use of breeds "that are scientifically proven to have improved welfare outcomes".


Dean Best | 23 Feb 2017

US group Hormel Foods today (23 February) lowered its forecast for its annual earnings per share due to the outlook for its turkey business.


Dean Best | 15 Feb 2017

Hormel Foods, the owner of the Muscle Milk protein drink brand, has developed its first plant-based line.


John Shepherd | 10 Jan 2017

Hormel Foods has launched a preservative-free "all natural" turkey sausage line under its Jennie-O brand in the US, aimed at meeting what it said is growing demand for "clean-label foods".


John Shepherd | 5 Jan 2017

Philippines-based San Miguel Corp. has confirmed plans to invest up to PHP75bn (US$1.5bn) in its San Miguel Pure Foods subsidiary including new processing facilities.


Dean Best | 23 Nov 2016

Hormel Foods has set a target for its EBIT margin by 2020, with the US group behind brands from Spam to Muscle Milk aiming to be "in the top quartile" of its peer group - and sees M&A as a way of hitting the goal.


John Shepherd | 22 Nov 2016

US meat group Smithfield Foods is to acquire Hormel Foods' Clougherty Packing, the parent company of Farmer John and Saag's Specialty Meats, as well as two processing facilities and three farms.


Dean Best | 22 Nov 2016

Hormel Foods, the US group behind brands from Spam to Muscle Milk, today (22 November) announced "record earnings" for the fourth quarter of its financial year.


Katy Askew | 29 Sep 2016

Hormel Foods has named James Splinter, vice president of the US group's grocery products business, as vice president of corporate strategy. 


Katy Askew | 7 Sep 2016

Hormel Foods is promoting its president and chief operating officer James Snee to the post of CEO. 


Katy Askew | 18 Aug 2016

Hormel Foods raised its full-year outlook today (18 August) when it reported that sales accelerated in the third quarter on a stronger performance from its refrigerated and Jennie-O Turkey store units. 


Katy Askew | 27 Jul 2016

Hormel Foods' US nut butter and snack business Justin's has extended its snack pack product line with the launch of Justin's peanut butter and banana chip snack pack.

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Katy Askew | 6 May 2016

Rumours Chinese pork giant WH Group is eyeing acquisitions, particularly in the US, have surfaced.


Katy Askew | 18 Jun 2015

Hormel Foods revealed some key management appointments as it looks to bring the recently-acquired Applegate Farms under its wing.

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