[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] The milestones marking Hormel Foods Corporation's 132-year development as a global packaged meat producer (1891)


(Worldkings.org) Founded in 1891 by George A. Hormel as a meatpacking business, Hormel Foods Corporation has grown into one of the largest manufacturers of packaged meat in the world. world.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $11 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include PLANTERS®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE®, APPLEGATE®, JUSTIN’S®, WHOLLY®, HORMEL® BLACK LABEL®, COLUMBUS®, JENNIE-O® and more than 30 other beloved brands.


The company was founded in 1891 by George A. Hormel as a meat-packing business, and has since grown to become one of the largest producers of packaged meats in the world.

Hormel's flagship product is SPAM, a canned meat product that was introduced in 1937. Today, SPAM is sold in over 40 countries and is used in a wide variety of recipes around the world. Hormel also produces a range of other meat products, including bacon, ham, turkey, and sausages.

The company’s milestones:

1891: The company was founded as George A. Hormel & Company in Austin, Minnesota by George A. Hormel.


1915: Hormel began selling dry sausages under the names of Cedar Cervelat, Holsteiner and Noxall Salami.

1926: Geo. A. Hormel & Co. developed the world’s first canned ham.

1935-1941: Legacy products Dinty Moore® beef stew, Hormel® chili and SPAM® brand were introduced.


1961-1963: Little Sizzler sausage and Cure 81 ham were introduced.

1973: Hormel Foods became the first meatpacking company to include nutritional labels on meat products.

1985: Not-So-Sloppy-Joe Sloppy Joe sauce made its debut.

1993: The company was renamed Hormel Foods.


2011: Hormel Foods introduced SPAMMY®, a fortified, shelf-stable turkey spread, to help address childhood malnutrition throughout the world.

2015: The Hormel Health Labs division of Hormel Foods launched its Hormel Vital Cuisine line of packaged ready to eat meals, nutrition shakes and whey protein powders geared towards cancer patients and made available for home delivery.  

2017: Hormel Foods expanded its international portfolio to South America with the acquisition of Cidade do Sol in Brazil.

September2019: the company launched a vegetarian meat alternative called Happy Little Plants for foodservice and retail customers.

2021: The Planters® and Corn Nuts® brands were welcomed into the Hormel Foods family of brands, significantly enhancing the company’s snacking portfolio.


According to hormelfoods.xom & Wikipedia

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