Melissa Muckel

Hormel Category Management Team Lead

Melissa currently serves as a Category Management Team Leader for Hormel Foods, where she is responsible for leading the development of consumer-centric category growth strategies to drive business results with Hormel’s retail partners. With over 10 years of experience in the food industry, Melissa has worked in retail sales, account management, international marketing and analytics consulting in several Fortune companies, including Wegmans, Johnson & Johnson and The Hershey Company.

Melissa graduated with a B.A. in Food Marketing from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. She has a Bronze and Silver Certification in Business Insights from Delta Associates. Melissa was selected to be part of the shopper insights advisory board for one of the top 5 retailers in the United States. She also serves as a member of the Mentoring Committee for the Network of Executive Women Northern California Chapter.

Originally from Philadelphia, Melissa currently resides in Pleasanton, California, with her husband, daughter and two dogs.

Xcelerate presentation

Hormel turns shopper behavior into category growth

11:45am – 12:30pm |  Wednesday October 3rd

America’s traditional eating behaviors and patterns have changed, and this new food culture has caused an era of retail disruption and diversification in meal solutions.  Hormel saw this category trend coming, and conducted consumer-centric research to identify category opportunities to meet the needs of the modern consumer. Hear Melissa Muckel discuss how this research resulted in the creation of a new line of “adult snacking on the go” products. When the line was revamped and 14 new items launched, Hormel collaborated with a large retailer to optimize their category for their key customers to meet the consumer demand and drive category growth.

Experience 3 days of content at Xcelerate 2018

Turning shopper behavior into insights and category growth