Essay on United States and Hormel Foods

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Hormel’s Mission

“As a leading branded food company with a focus on profitable growth and inspired by our founder’s charge to "Originate, don’t imitate," we market a balanced portfolio of highly differentiated quality products. We engage our employees by creating an environment where careers are fostered, people make a difference and integrity is absolute.”

Interesting Facts:

Hormel has recently been named one of the “Best Places to Work for Recent College Grads” http://www.hormelfoods.com/newsroom/press/20100514.aspx

During WW II, Hormel sold more than half of its output to the U.S. government, which supplied Spam to the armed forces of the U.S., and also to the U.S.S.R. under the lend-lease program http://www.foodreference.com/html/fhormel.html

Hormel Foods was the first manufacturer to achieve full certification in category management http://www.hormelfoods.com/newsroom/press/20100930.aspx

In the United States alone, 3.6 cans of Spam are consumed every second and Hormel produces 44,000 cans of SPAM in an hour http://www.foodreference.com/html/fhormel.html

For each of the past ten years, Hormel Foods has been named one of “The 400 Best Big Companies in America” by Forbes magazine http://www.hormelfoods.com/newsroom/news/default.aspx

Contrary to consumer beliefs, SPAM actually means “Shoulder of Pork and Ham” http://www.foodreference.com/html/fhormel.html

With 19,500 employees and a number of industry affiliations, Hormel Foods is owned by approximately 11,600 shareholders http://www.hormelfoods.com/newsroom/news/default.aspx

In the News/ Corporate Responsibility

Hormel Foods Supports the American Red Cross
After the national hurricane disaster, Hormel Foods donated food and money as well as encouraged their employees to get involved and help with recovery efforts. Because of their support, Hormel received the “Circle of Humanitarians” award from the American Red Cross. This is the highest support honor given to companies by the…