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Jay C. Hormel

Hormel and Company

1929 - 1945

Food & Tobacco

Military ServiceArmy
1920 b. 1892
Born-Died1892 - 1954
BirthplaceMinnesota (MN)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1920

Hormel, known as the “Spam Man” for his most popular product, pioneered the canned meat business. As a result of his successful marketing campaigns and promotions, 70% of urban Americans used canned meats in 1940, compared with only 18% in 1937. By 1946, Hormel Company was the largest independent meat processing establishment in the U.S.