Hormel Foods CEO says had 'strong finish' to FY16
"We had a strong finish to fiscal 2016, achieving record earnings for the fourteenth consecutive quarter," said Jim Snee, president and CEO. "Three of our five business segments delivered sales, volume, and earnings growth, again demonstrating our balanced business model. Refrigerated Foods and Jennie-O Turkey Store both had excellent quarters with growth coming from value-added, branded products and improved market conditions. Grocery Products enjoyed a strong quarter aided by the inclusion of the JUSTIN'S specialty nut butter business in addition to strong results from SPAM luncheon meat and SKIPPY peanut butter," Snee said. "Specialty Foods sales declined, primarily due to the divestiture of Diamond Crystal Brands in May, while sales of MUSCLE MILK protein products were strong," mentioned Snee. "Specialty Foods earnings decreased primarily due to increased advertising. Our International segment had a tough quarter as the team continues to work through challenging market conditions in China."