Hormel Foods Corporation is a multinational manufacturer and marketer
of consumer-branded meat and food products, many of which are among
the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company enjoys
a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and
industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste,
nutrition, convenience and value. Hormel Foods Corporation is composed
of more than 12,200 employees, including subsidiaries. There are approximately
11,200 record shareholders of the company's stock and another
12,500 shareholders whose shares are held in street name by brokerage
firms and financial institutions.
Trademarks Throughout this Annual Report to Shareholders,
references in italic represent valuable trademarks owned or licensed
by Hormel Foods Corporation or its subsidiaries.
Internet Sites Hormel Foods Corporation has a presence on the Internet
through a number of sites, including: