Fiscal 2000 was a year of continued growth around the world
for Hormel Foods International (HFI). Consolidated tonnage
volume rose more than 27 percent from the previous year as
HFI brands gained increased recognition and distribution in
many markets around the globe. Sales volume of SPAM
meat grew worldwide and benefited from the introduction
in selected overseas markets of SPAM
oven roasted turkey and
hot & spicy flavored with Tabasco brand pepper sauce.
Guam, which has the highest per capita consumption of SPAM
luncheon meat in the world, received its own extra hot version
hot & spicy. Strong brand performances were recorded
chili, led by a 34 percent tonnage increase and a 51 percent
category share in Canada, and Kid's Kitchen
entrees which generated good sales volume growth in Australia.