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Hormel Foods named Walmart Supplier of the Year

The food producer was recognized for its innovation, performance and partnership with the world's largest retailer. This is the first time the Austin-based company has received the award.
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The food producer was recognized for its innovation, performance and partnership with the world's largest retailer. This is the first time the Austin-based company has received the award.

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