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Hormel Foods Celebrates 75th Anniversary of SPAMŽ Brand

07/10/2012


On Tuesday, July 10 Jeffrey Ettinger, Chairman, President and CEO of Hormel Foods Corporation will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring The Closing BellSM to mark the 75th anniversary of the SPAM® family of products.  Mr. Ettinger will be joined on the bell podium by members of the company’s leadership team, as well as the company’s first spokescharacter, Sir Can A-LotTM.

 Watch the video of the ringing.

Since the iconic luncheon meat was first introduced in 1937, more than 7 billion cans have been produced around the world, where it is known as the SPAM® brand no matter the language. Today, the majority of SPAM® luncheon meat is produced at the company’s Austin (Minn.) plant, where ovens run non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to accommodate global demand.

Sir Can A-Lot™, the company’s first spokescharacter, was introduced earlier this year as an embodiment of the SPAM® brand and has been appearing in television and online ads while also serving as the guide for the redesigned www.SPAM.com.      

About Hormel Foods
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was again named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine in 2011. 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. For more information, visit http://www.hormelfoods.com. (Source: Hormel Foods Corporation)