BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Applegate®, the nation's leading natural and organic meat brand, announced Nicole Glenn is joining the company as its vice president of marketing on October 11. Applegate Farms, LLC (Applegate) is a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL).
"We're thrilled Nicole is joining us, bringing her extensive brand management and food marketing experience to the Applegate team," said Steve Lykken, president, Applegate. "Nicole will play a key role in leading us as we continue to build an innovative and integrated brand marketing strategy for the Applegate portfolio, ensuring that we bring to life our mission of 'changing the meat we eat'."
Prior to joining Applegate, Glenn was a marketing director for WhiteWave Foods, where she was most recently responsible for leading the Earthbound Farms organic produce business. In this role, she managed one of the company's largest brand refresh initiatives and was responsible for strategic promotions, consumer engagement initiatives and portfolio innovations. Glenn's brand marketing experience also includes positions with Constellation Brands, Terlato Wines International, and Procter & Gamble.
"I'm eager to join Applegate and a group that is recognized in the industry for its creative and purposeful marketing strategies," Glenn said. "This is an exciting time to join the team, as consumers increasingly seek natural and organic foods from brands they can trust, like Applegate."
For nearly 30 years, Applegate has been producing high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products. Natural can mean many things, but when Applegate says their products are natural, consumers are guaranteed that they are made without GMO ingredients and the meat inside is:
- From animals raised humanely without antibiotics, hormones or growth promotants
- From animals fed a vegetarian or 100% grass diet
- Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
- Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives
Applegate became a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods in July 2015. For more information about our products, visit http://www.applegate.com or talk with us on https://www.facebook.com/applegate or https://twitter.com/Applegate.
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 (S&P) 500 Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats for 2014, was named the 2013 Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine, and was again named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the seventh year in a row. Hormel Foods was also recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine, on the 2015 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one of the 2015 40 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive magazine. 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.
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