Maker Of Processed Meat Products To Purchase Maker Of Muscle Milk, Other Supplements

Maker Of Processed Meat Products To Purchase Maker Of Muscle Milk, Other Supplements

Hormel Foods Brands added to its already diverse portfolio by making a move to purchase CytoSport Holdings, the maker of supplement brands such as Muscle Milk. [More]

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Spam’s Maker Buys Skippy, We Hope They Don’t Come Up With Any Wacky Combos

Maybe it’s just the refreshing feeling of a brand new year, but this week has already seen a lot of action when it comes to companies buying other companies/brands. Yesterday Avis announced it was buying Zipcar, and today Hormel says it’s handing over $700 million to buy Skippy peanut butter from Unilever. [More]

Lower Earnings, Higher Costs For Meat Companies Could Mean Price Hikes

Lower Earnings, Higher Costs For Meat Companies Could Mean Price Hikes

As Americans get ready to gorge on Thanksgiving turkey, some bad news for the makers of meat in this country — earnings at the biggest companies are down, which could mean higher prices for consumers. [More]

Why Does Spicy Hormel Pepperoni Cost More Than Original Flavor?

Why Does Spicy Hormel Pepperoni Cost More Than Original Flavor?

The blogger known as HolyJuan made a horrible discovery after purchasing some Hormel brand pepperoni. By purchasing the “Hot & Spicy” pepperoni, he paid the same price per bag for three fewer ounces of pepperoni goodness than the original flavor. What is this nonsense? [More]

Spam Starts New Ad Campaign Today – Not Via Unsolicited E-mail

Spam. It’s cheap, it’s versatile, and I’ve been told that some people even find it edible. Sales of all canned food, including canned meat, are up in the recession, and Hormel’s new strategy is to promote Spam as something different for people to rotate into their monotonous meal plans.

Hormel Making Lots Of Money By Not Lowering Prices?

Hormel Making Lots Of Money By Not Lowering Prices?

Remember last year when all the food manufacturers were raising prices and shrinking portions because the cost of raw materials had risen dramatically? Now that costs are down, they’re reluctant to lower prices. It’s a good time to be in the food business.