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Applegate Farms becomes Hormel's latest acquisition

Comment: Can Applegate retain consumer trust under Hormel?

Comment: Can Applegate retain consumer trust under Hormel?

Hormel Foods has moved to acquire Applegate Farms to tap into growing demand for natural and organic protein in the US. But what makes Applegate different is its ethical take on food production. If the company is to retain consumer trust under its new corporate owner, Hormel must let Applegate remain true to its founding principles, Katy Askew argues.