Hormel Foods To Buy Organic Meat Group Applegate Of New Jersey, And More…

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Applegate is the country's leading producer of natural and organic meats. (PRNewsFoto/Applegate)

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Hormel Foods Corp. plans to acquire Applegate of Bridgewater, New Jersey, a leading brand in the natural and organic value-added prepared meats category. Applegate will operate autonomously as a stand-alone subsidiary in the company’s refrigerated foods segment. Applegate has strategic relationships with a diverse set of manufacturers and processors who draw from approximately 1,800 family farms…

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Mike Berger

Mike Berger

Mike enjoys touring various supermarkets to check out the latest foods and trends. When he isn’t writing, he takes pleasure in sports, his family and young, energetic grandchild.

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