USA – Hormel Foods, a global branded food company headquartered in Minnesota, USA, has launched a new Vermont Maple Spiral Sliced Half Ham, a bone-in, premium ham made with Vermont maple.

The new Hormel Cure 81 ham comes with authentic Vermont maple flavor baked into the ham along with a tasty glaze packet for added flavor and crunch.  

According to the company, each ham is individually stamped with Hormel Foods curemaster’s signature of approval, guaranteeing to deliver “the premium quality, flavor and tenderness ham lovers desire”.

“The new Hormel Cure 81 Vermont Maple Spiral Sliced Half Ham is fully-cooked and perfect for that special occasion, family get-together, or holiday meal,” said Megan Elliott, brand manager at Hormel Foods.

“We noticed maple flavor trending on menus within the foodservice space on restaurant menus, both casual and fine dining,” added Elliott. 

“Additionally, we saw maple trending in the grocery store in areas including refrigerated meats, making a real Vermont maple option a natural fit for theHormel Cure 81 brand.”

Found in the refrigerated aisle, Hormel Cure 81 Vermont Maple Spiral Sliced Ham will be sold at select retailers such as Kroger, Price Chopper, Hy-Vee and Brookshire Grocery Company.

Meanwhile, Hormel Foods has announced that Tom Day, executive Vice President, refrigerated foods, will be retiring at the end of the first quarter fiscal 2020. Tom will be replaced by Deanna Brady.

The company has hence appointed P.J. Connor, currently vice president; senior vice president, Consumer Products Sales (CPS), to Brady’s current role as group vice president; president, Consumer Products Sales.

Tony Hoffman will advance to Connor’s current role as vice president; senior vice president, Consumer Products Sales.

As executive Vice President of refrigerated foods, Day has led the company’s largest segment as well as numerous subsidiaries and divisions, including Hormel Foods Foodservice, Hormel Deli Solutions, Meat Products, Fresh Pork and Affiliated Businesses, Burke Corporation and Dan’s Prize.

Brady, who will assume the leadership post for Refrigerated Foods upon Day’s retirement, has led the Consumer Products Sales business since 2015, overseeing the company’s growth strategy and branded portfolio sales in both retail and e-commerce.

Brady began her career with Hormel Foods in 1996 and has held various management and leadership positions with the company, including vice president, Foodservice sales and group vice president, Foodservice, before assuming her current leadership post.