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· Applegate Dives into Personality Traits and Preferences of Hot Dog Lovers in Time for National Hot Dog Day
Applegate became a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods in July 2015
· Hormel Foods Engages and Inspires its Largest Class of Summer Interns in the History of the Program
Hormel… brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other…
Applegate Dives into Personality Traits and Preferences of Hot Dog Lovers in Time for National Hot Dog Day
Survey reveals answers to hot debates such as, "is a hot dog a sandwich?"
via PRNewswire - Jul 20, 2021
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As people begin to gather again at summer cookouts, consumption and conversations around two American classics- hot dogs and burgers- are back. Applegate, the nation's leading natural and organic meat brand, surveyed 2,000 Americans ahead of National Hot Dog Day (July 21) to gain insight into US adults' hot dog and burger preferences, where they stand on time-honored food debates, and personality differences among burger and hot dog enthusiasts.
The survey found when it comes to a favorite condiment, Americans overwhelmingly prefer ketchup (62%) over mustard (27%). However, being adventurous was found to be a more prevalent trait for mustard, rather than ketchup, enthusiasts (42% vs 34%). For those who prefer hot dogs over burgers, they are more likely to identify as being picky eaters (34% vs 29%), single-taskers (24% vs 19%), and extroverts (24% vs 19%).
With more than half of Americans (53%) agreeing that hot dogs are sandwiches it's important to know exactly what's on your bun. Applegate Organics® The Great Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dog™ brand – dubbed 'The Cleaner Weiner' – is made from simple, clean ingredients: 100% grass-fed beef, water, salt and spices. Applegate also offers turkey and chicken hot dogs, so a variety of meat lovers can enjoy a hot dog this National Hot Dog Day.
Whether you prefer 100% grass-fed beef, chicken or turkey, when it comes to the order of constructing a hot dog, 57% of those surveyed revealed they like to put their condiments on the bun first before adding the hot dog, and nearly 1 in 4 out of that group agree it's less of a mess. No matter how you place your toppings, the survey revealed that veggies have earned a place on hot dogs- finding that 60% of Americans think that vegetables are an acceptable hot dog topping with more than two-thirds agreeing that they add lettuce to their burgers and hot dogs and 58% topping them off with pickles.
Americans looking to incorporate more veggies in their diets can look to Applegate's line of Well Carved™ burgers (available in both organic 100% grass-fed beef and turkey varieties). These blended burgers blend juicy, organic meat with whole vegetables, legumes, and grains- serving up to 1/3 or 1/4 cup vegetables per serving in each patty*.
All Applegate® meat products have no GMO ingredients, no added nitrates or nitrites, and are made with meat that is Applegate humanely raised with no antibiotics ever, which is growing in importance to consumers as more than two-thirds (37%) of Americans are making efforts to be more environmentally responsible with their daily life and choices and purchases.
While divided on some debates, many Americans agree that they associate hot dogs and burgers with popular summer activities and locations including backyard barbeques (69% for hot dogs, 75% for burgers), sports arenas (50% for both hot dogs and burgers) and amusement parks (45% for hot dogs, 32% for burgers) during the summer months.
Additional key findings from the survey on similarities and differences between hot dog and burger fans include:
Condiments come first: 75% of Americans revealed they've put their condiments on the bun first before adding the hot dog, and 1-in-3 out of that group agree it's less of a mess.
Ketchup named top choice: Americans overwhelmingly prefer ketchup (63%) over mustard (27%), as a condiment.
Mustard fans are more adventurous eaters: Being an adventurous eater was found to be a more prevalent trait for mustard, rather than ketchup, enthusiasts (42% vs 34%).
Hot dog vs. burger personality differences: US adults who prefer hot dogs over burgers are more likely to identify as being picky eaters (34% vs 29%), single-taskers (24% vs 19%), and extroverts (24% vs 19%).
More than half of burger fans (52%) think they're open-minded and responsible, compared to 46% of hot dog fans. More burger lovers also believe they are more kind than hot dog enthusiasts (57% of burger lovers vs 52% of hot dog enthusiasts) and said they get more laughs, as 47% consider themselves funny, compared to 42% of hot dog lovers.
"There are many debates surrounding summer food favorites, but one thing that shouldn't be up for debate is the quality of the ingredients that go into those foods," said Nicole Glenn, Vice President of Brand Strategy & Innovation. "Applegate is proud to provide summer staples like hot dogs and burgers that are 100% natural, full of flavor, and made with clean, simple ingredients."
No matter how Americans choose to top their summer grilling favorites or whether they consider a hot dog a sandwich, Applegate offers an extensive portfolio of clean-label products that are perfect for serving all summer long. To download a coupon for any Applegate® product, visit https://applegate.com/coupons.
ABOUT THE SURVEY
This survey was part of an online survey that was conducted June 15-17, 2021 by Applegate and OnePoll. It reached a sample size of n=2,000 adults. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all US adults (18+).
Founded in 1987, Applegate produces high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products. Our products are made without GMO ingredients, and we source from farms where animals are treated with care and respect and are allowed to grow at their natural rate, all part of our mission – Changing The Meat We Eat®. Natural can mean many things, but to Applegate natural means our food is:
From animals that are Applegate humanely raised without antibiotics, added hormones or growth promotants
From animals fed a vegetarian diet (our beef is 100 percent grass-fed)
Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives
Applegate became a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods in July 2015. For more information about our products, visit www.applegate.com or talk with us on www.facebook.com/applegate or twitter.com/Applegate.
*One serving of this product does not provide a significant amount (1/2 cup) of vegetables. USDA dietary guidelines for Americans recommend eating 2 ˝ cups of vegetables daily.
Hormel Foods Engages and Inspires its Largest Class of Summer Interns in the History of the Program
The company continues to offer its world-class internship program to more than 80 collegiate students.
Source: Hormel Foods Corporation
via PRNewswire - Jul 20, 2021
AUSTIN, Minn., July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hormel Foods, a global branded food company (NYSE: HRL), has once again stepped up to continue its award-winning summer internship program, accommodating a record 83 college students who represent nearly 50 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Last year, Hormel Foods offered students one of only a handful of virtual internships available nationwide. Despite the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, summer interns are once again hard at work, gaining real-life experience and contributing to the company's key results virtually, in hybrid situations and in person.
"We are excited to welcome the largest class of interns in our company's history," said Amy Sheehan, director of talent acquisition at Hormel Foods. "We learned how to best navigate the virtual space after gaining insightful feedback from last year's intern class, and now for this year's class, we've incorporated those learnings together with in-person experiences later this summer. It's exciting to see how every year we are able to build on this program and continue to elevate the experience for our intern classes.
Throughout the duration of the 10-week program, interns experience real business scenarios, either in person or remotely. Each Hormel Foods summer internship is paid, with interns working an average of 40 hours per week. The program, which officially kicked off June 1, will run through Aug. 6.
In addition to having an 85 percent conversion rate of interns becoming full-time employees in 2020, Vault recognized Hormel Foods for having one of the nation's best internship programs in the retail and consumer products category. The company was ranked No. 38 on the 2021 ranking of 100 Best Internships. In addition, Hormel Foods made Vault's 2021 Best Internships for Employment Prospects list (coming in at No. 18), the 2021 Best Internships for Sales & Marketing list (coming in at No. 4), and the Best Retail & Consumer Products Internships list (coming in at No. 4).
Sheehan and her team have created a hands-on approach for these students to provide them with the opportunity to work with all levels of management. New this year, the Hormel Foods family of companies came together to create one cohesive internship program across the organization. This change provides a consistent experience and allows the interns to see the many different career paths across the entire organization. The summer interns can be found working at the corporate headquarters, in regional sales offices throughout the country, and with various Hormel Foods production facilities and farms.
"Our interns deserve a best-in-class experience, and we have worked hard to continually improve our program," said Sheehan. "Whether they are with us in person or contributing virtually, we are providing these young professionals with the experience they need and expect from us as a company. We are honored to work with this talented team and look forward to their contributions to the important work we do every day."
ABOUT HORMEL FOODS — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the "Global 2000 World's Best Employers" list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine's most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for 12 years, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world's most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.
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