Group VP, Corporate Strategy
Hormel Foods Corp.
During the course of the past three decades, Minnesota’s Hormel Foods has transformed itself from a meat company to a $9.2 billion giant with diversified interests across nearly all product categories and channels. Although it’s still a meat industry leader, Hormel has combined consumer insights, acquisitions and organic innovation and branched into on-trending categories such as better-for-you organic spreads and dips (Justin’s nut butters, Wholly Guacamole) and even sports nutrition (Muscle Milk).
Likewise, it continues to walk the cutting edge in meats, ranging from artisanal products from Columbus Foods to Applegate Farms, a leading natural and organic company. Come hear Hormel’s Jim Splinter, Group Vice President of Corporate Strategy, talk about next year’s dynamic food environment and his responsibilities for innovation, consumer insights and corporate development and strategy!