Hormel bites on Skippy brand

  • Article by: MIKE HUGHLETT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 3, 2013 - 11:27 PM

The $700 million acquisition is the largest ever for the Austin, Minn., company and gives Hormel a significant entry into international markets.

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plummpjJan. 3, 13 8:15 AM

As a Skippy lover this news does not give me a good feeling. Skippy being owned by Hormel?

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konjokrisJan. 3, 13 8:29 AM

I hope Hormel doesn't ruin Skippy, I have an uneasy feeling about the best peanut butter ever. Please Hormel be kind to Skippy.

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dirtydogsJan. 3, 13 8:51 AM

I love Skippy, I love Spam. Spam flavored Skippy would be awesome.

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kkjerJan. 3, 13 8:57 AM

Peanut Butter and Spam sandwich!!Yum, Yum I can't wait to take that out on my deer stand.

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cinemajayJan. 3, 13 9:42 AM

Hormel products are disgusting. This is terrible news for Skippy lovers.

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minnetonka12Jan. 3, 1310:26 AM

Cinemajay - don't you eat bacon or pork tenderloin? Hormel is much bigger than spam.

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editor29Jan. 3, 1312:20 PM

"It allows us to grow our branded presence in the center of the store with a non-meat protein product, and it reinforces our balanced portfolio." /////// Why can't these corporate types ever just simply say, "We did this because it'll make us more money."

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mrknowitallJan. 3, 1312:34 PM

It is a perfect fit, Hormel's corporate mission is to sell as much high-fat, high-salt, high-sugar processed "food" (I use that term loosely as it applies to Hormel products) as possible. Skippy has all of the forementioned terrible qualities, making it an ideal addition. As long as the public remains addicted to fat, salt and sugar, Hormel will flourish.

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starvingpoorJan. 3, 1312:59 PM

peanut butter &spam sandwiches proof that god loves us &wants us to be happy

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mrinsideJan. 3, 13 1:01 PM

Skippy peanut butter is comming home. It was produced in Saint Louis Park from 1940 till it was sold to Best Foods in the 1960's. While it orginated in California with the Rosefield Packing Company it hit its stride in Minnesota. I am surprised neither the Hormel people or the Star Tribune realize the history of this brand.

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