AUSTIN, Minn., November 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a global branded food company, today announced it has been recognized by Forbes on its 2019 World’s Best Employers list, coming in at No. 72 (up from No. 234 the year before). This is the third year in a row the company has received this recognition.
Hormel Foods continues to expand its use of renewable energy sources
By Nevin Martell
The sun is rising over a new era at Hormel Foods — in more ways than one. That’s because the company is increasingly relying on solar power as an environmentally friendly, renewable energy source. It’s part of a companywide goal to achieve a 10 percent reduction in nonrenewable energy use by 2020 (based on 2011 levels). As of the end of 2018, the company achieved this goal.
We need bees to survive. Here’s how to join the hive-minded
By Alyssa Shelasky
Say the word “bees!” and many people around the world will think “ouch!,” or maybe they’ll hear an imaginary buzzing sound or smack their lips at the thought of sweet, sweet honey. What they probably won’t dwell on is the need to ensure the future of these very helpful insects.
Scholarships support students with military backgrounds pursuing careers in culinary arts or a foodservice management related program
AUSTIN, Minn., November 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the recipients of this year’s two $10,000 Hormel Heroes Scholarships. The Hormel Heroes Scholarship Program was created by Hormel Foods to support students with military backgrounds pursuing degrees in culinary arts or a foodservice management related program and is administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).
Hormel Foods commits $16,000 to fund projects proposed at summit to improve our food system
During finalist presentations at the Our Food Journey™ Small Change, Big Impact Challenge, the audience was rapt as speakers from student-run groups, nonprofits, start-ups and small businesses offered stellar ideas on topics ranging from promoting bug protein to feeding kids in need.
Key takeaways from the inaugural Small Change, Big Impact Food Summit
By Mary Ladd
Progressive ideas on sustainability came to the fore at the summit, presented in panel discussions by chefs, restaurant owners, nonprofit leaders, retail outlets, foodservice providers and globally recognized food brands.
Harvard University, known around the world as a hub for learning and sharing ideas, served as the ideal location for the first-ever Small Change, Big Impact Food Summit, a conference conceptualized, planned and presented by Hormel Foods and Harvard University Dining Services. The summit brought together leaders from many areas of the food world to work together toward a better food system and a healthier planet.
In June, I traveled to Guatemala for the first time. The company’s Project SPAMMY® employee engagement trips had sounded interesting to me for some time, and I had heard great things from others who had gone on such trips. I decided to go, as I felt it would be a great opportunity to do some social good while spending time with my daughter, Karla, who was a college student.
I’d like to share about my experience on the trip and what I learned along the way.
“When you name your brand after yourself, you can never have a bad day,” said Justin Gold, founder of Justin’s, a company known for its naturally delicious nut butters and organic nut butter cups. “You've got to bring your best every day, which is inspiring and awesome, and also exhausting.”
Reports Progress in Latest Annual Corporate Responsibility Report
October 8, 2019 - Hormel Foods has announced it has achieved its nonrenewable energy use reduction goal and had a record year of giving in its latest annual corporate responsibility report. The report is available online at https://csr.hormelfoods.com/ and includes information about the company’s progress toward its goals.