Hormel Foods Corporation, headquartered in Austin, Minnesota, is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded meat and food products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, and foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience, and value.
Products manufactured by the corporation include hams, bacon, sausages, franks, canned luncheon meats, stews, chilies, hash, meat spreads, shelf-stable microwaveable entrees, salsas and frozen processed foods. These selections are sold to retail, foodservice and wholesale operations under many well-established trademarks.
Hormel Foods sells products in all 50 states through a direct sales force assigned to offices in major cities throughout the United States. Their efforts are supported by sales brokers and distributors.
With more than 15,600 employees, Hormel Foods is owned by approximately 11,200 shareholders of record. Hormel Foods common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HRL.