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Our suppliers are part of our worldwide extended family. After all, they provide goods and services that enable us to deliver the high-quality products our customers know and love.

If you are an existing supplier, you will receive a welcome email to login, update your password, and access the supplier portal. Once you have logged in, please refer to the “Updating Supplier Profile” section of the Supplier Portal Reference Guide.

About Our Supply Chain

Our suppliers are critical to our business and we value our relationship with each one. We have more than 8,000 suppliers worldwide from whom we purchase goods and services in the following categories:


  • Beans
  • Edible Oils
  • Flavors
  • Food Grade Chemicals
  • Peanuts
  • Salt
  • Sweeteners – Corn
  • Sweeteners – Sugar
  • Tomatoes

Indirect Supplies

  • Pallets
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Poly Bags
  • R&D Supplies
  • Safety Supplies
  • Sanitation Chemicals
  • Towels and Tissue


  • Adhesives
  • Barrier Film and Bags
  • Closures – Plastic and Metal
  • Corner Boards
  • Corrugated
  • Folding Cartons
  • Glass Jars
  • Labels
  • Netting
  • PET Containers
  • Plastic Jars
  • Tape


  • Laundry
  • Pest Control

We are committed to aligning our procurement of goods and services with our environmental and social responsibility goals and initiatives, which includes advancing human rights. We are committed to reviewing and sharing our 20 by 30 Challenge goals with our suppliers to ensure there are no adverse business model pressures on vendor partners. Additionally, we are committed to paying our suppliers within the agreed upon timeframes and to diligently follow up on any exceptions, while maintaining our adherence to our three-way match between purchase order, invoice and receipt.

Supplier Code of Conduct

We engage in responsible business practices that protect the environment, preserve human rights and add value to society. We expect the same from our suppliers. We developed our Supplier Code of Conduct to ensure that our suppliers meet our standards, act ethically and responsibly, and provide their employees with safe and fair working conditions.

Read our Supplier Code of Conduct.

See how we comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.

Diverse and Small Businesses

Hormel Foods is committed to providing a respectful, inclusive environment where all members of our family can grow and succeed. Through our supplier diversity program, we make a concerted effort to give small, women-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned and other MDBEs* the opportunity to supply quality products that meet our company’s growing business needs.

*Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.