HORN, North America’s premier distributor of specialty ingredients and raw materials, announced the distribution partnership of HORN Animal Nutrition with Hormel Foods Ingredients. Hormel Foods Ingredients is the business-to-business division of the Specialty Products segment at Hormel Foods. The selection of HORN Animal Nutrition as its sole distributor in the U.S. will allow the division to enhance its market reach in the pet food industry.
“HORN’s reputation and culture parallels that of our brand,” said Nicole Shute, national sales and marketing manager, Specialty Products Ingredients at Hormel Foods. “The HORN Animal Nutrition team has specialized technical sales proficiencies that will be instrumental in helping grow our presence in this category.”
Hormel Foods Ingredients features a robust portfolio of specialty protein ingredients including the following featured products:
- Savory Fats (bacon, beef, chicken, lard, turkey)
- Clean Label Broth (beef, bone, chicken, pork, turkey)
- Peanut Butter
“It is an honor to represent Hormel Foods Ingredients, whose prestigious name is synonymous to quality protein products,” said Jane Petrolino, vice president, HORN Animal Nutrition. “A partnership with Hormel Foods Ingredients means pet food brands can expect high quality standards and certified food safety behind its exhaustive list of ingredients. Our technical sales team is thrilled to add Hormel Foods Ingredients to our lineup as it opens opportunities for innovation and collaboration with one of the most respected food companies in the world.”