AUSTIN, Minn., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the expansion of its existing pollinator garden at its world headquarters in Austin, Minnesota.
Justin's, which was acquired by Hormel Foods in 2016, recently announced its pledge to help restore, protect and conserve bees and other important pollinators. Justin's is focusing its efforts on creating awareness and educating consumers on pollinator decline by partnering with key players at the national, state and local level.
Justin's is also a sponsor of the Growing Gardens sixth annual Bee Earth Day, where they will share regionally appropriate wildflower seed bombs, Justin's® products, and information about pollinator conservation to draw awareness to the issue and the work that Justin's is doing to combat pollinator decline.
"When we heard about the Justin's initiative, we knew we wanted to do something to support their efforts," said Jim Snee, president and CEO of Hormel Foods. "We are proud to announce our commitment to expand our existing pollinator garden at our world headquarters in Austin, Minnesota."
Hormel Foods is also encouraging its employees to plant regionally appropriate wildflowers. The company is providing free seed packets to employees at its headquarters today.
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Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the ninth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future - Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ - focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://2015csr.hormelfoods.com/.
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