Hormel (SPAM) Acquires Applegate Farms. Now What?

Hormel (SPAM) Acquires Applegate Farms. Now What?

Hormel, manufacturer of iconic Spam, announced last week the acquisition of its polar opposite, Applegate Farms. The deal, at $775 million, is a huge win for Applegate’s founding team, but as with all acquisitions of small idealistic brands by big … Continue reading

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Which is Healthier – Salmon or Spam?

Which is Healthier – Salmon or Spam?

Apparently, 3 out of 10 people guessed Spam. Before you scoff, know that you could have been one of those 3 people if, instead of seeing the package, you would have only been allowed to view the nutrition facts panel. … Continue reading

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New “SKAM” Product Soon?  Hormel (Spam) buys Skippy (Peanut Butter)

New “SKAM” Product Soon? Hormel (Spam) buys Skippy (Peanut Butter)

Hormel, a Minnesota based food manufacturer that is best known for its SPAM product is buying the Skippy Brand peanut butter from Unilever for $700 Million.¬†Skippy is the #2 peanut butter brand in America after Jif. Unilever ( a Dutch … Continue reading

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