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Looking Back: Hormel Foods at 100 Years Old

Twenty-five years ago, Hormel Foods was celebrating its 100th anniversary. The year 1991 brought many exciting things for the company, including new product developments, prestigious awards and the first full year as a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.


Photo: Richard Knowlton, CEO, speaking at the Hormel Foods Centennial Event for employees.

To commemorate these events and other significant moments from the first 100 years of Hormel Foods, the company published an anniversary book titled The Hormel Legacy: 100 Years of Quality. In addition, a group of employees in Austin, Minn., gathered to form the shape of 100 in a legacy photo opportunity.

Hormel employees spelling out "100"

As the 125th anniversary begins, the company is dedicated to building upon another 125 successful years.

Comparison of Hormel at 1991 to Today
Photo: Graphic illustrating growth from 1991-2016.