100 Best Corporate Citizens (No. 19, U.S. list)

Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine

Supplier Leadership Award

Supermarket News

Remedy Health Media Healthy Food Awards

Hormel® Natural Choice® apple Gouda chicken sausage selected as a winner

Jeff Ettinger (chairman of the board, president and CEO) named a 2012 Responsible CEO of the Year

Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine

Progressive Processing named 2012 Green Plant of the Year

Food Processing magazine

Women’s Health magazine 125 Best Packaged Foods for Women

Hormel® Natural Choice® apple Gouda chicken sausage
Jennie-O Turkey Store® turkey bacon
Wholly Salsa® classic medium

Newsweek Green Rankings (No.421, U.S. list)

Corporate Responsibility Newsweek

Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes (CII) Benchmark (No. 124)


Progressive Processing (Dubuque, IA) and Corporate Office North expansion (Austin, MN)

Achieved LEED Gold certification

Best Places to Work for Recent Grads

Experience, Inc.

BCLC Corporate Citizenship Award finalist in Best Corporate Steward category

U.S. Chamber BCLC

Progressive Processing named Fabulous Food Plant of 2011

Food Engineering magazine

Top Companies to Sell For (No. 9 within the manufacturing category)

Selling Power magazine