Hormel Foods Corp., based in Austin, Minnesota, produces and markets meat and food products to retail, foodservice, deli, and commercial customers in the U.S. and internationally. The company is 48%-owned by the Hormel Foundation. The Foundation's priorities are to preserve the independence of the company; support the Austin, Minnesota, community; and provide for the financial welfare of the family's heirs. The company has approximately 18,700 employees.
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John D. Staszak, CFASecurities Analyst: Consumer Discretionary & Consumer Staples