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For more than 130 years, Hormel Foods has brought innovation, beloved brands and outstanding value to our consumers, customers, communities and shareholders. We are proud of this milestone but are motivated by our future. We remain focused on our purpose statement: Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ by building on our founder’s legacy of innovation, quality and integrity.

Our Purpose Statement

  • Though much has changed since George A. Hormel first founded Geo. A. Hormel & Co. in 1891, the company is still proudly based in Austin, Minn., and the values on which it was founded — integrity, an uninterrupted quest for quality and innovation, a respect for one another and a commitment to community — still define Hormel Foods today.

    Inspired People. Inspired Food.™

Our North Star

  • Our belief is that good business and good stewardship go hand in hand. We invest in our people and partners, we aim to improve communities and the world, and we create products that improve the lives of our consumers.

    Our Food Journey™

Our Cultural Beliefs

We developed our Cultural Beliefs in 2016 to get our entire global family aligned, speaking the same language and immersed in a culture of accountability. They help us create a team environment, focused on performance and continuous improvement for our consumers, customers and shareholders.

  • Results Matter

    I take personal accountability for delivering Key Results and always ask, ‘What else can I do?’.

  • Safety First

    I ensure employee safety, food safety, and safe animal handling practices.

  • Speak Up

    I listen, voice my opinion, and encourage up and down communications with focused feedback.

  • Inclusion & Belonging

    I grow talent by creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and values differences.

  • Build Bridges

    I overcome barriers and work cross-functionally to deliver results.

  • Create Solutions

    I deliver ideas that improve the lives of consumers, inspire meal choices and drive customer satisfaction.

  • Challenge Yourself

    I embrace change, innovation and strategic risk taking.