HoneyBaked Ham Stimulates Local Economies During Holiday Season

Company adds 4,000 Jobs to Meet Demand for World's Best Ham

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The HoneyBaked Ham Company announced today that it has added over 4,000 seasonal employees to its payroll for this Holiday Season. HoneyBaked has 105 company owned stores, 189 franchise locations and 70 seasonal locations in select grocery stores and malls.

"We are proud that even in difficult times that the Honey Baked Ham maintains an honored place at the family table for meals that matter throughout the year," said Maggie DeCan, HoneyBaked Ham's Senior Vice President of Store Operations. "For over five decades, a Honey Baked Ham has been one indication of a special family gathering. We are glad to be able to turn that success into jobs for over 4000 American families this Holiday season."

One of the continuing hallmarks of HoneyBaked is their commitment to women in the market place and work place. The Company and their franchisees employ nearly 800 women year round representing over 55% of its total workforce. This majority female workforce mirrors the Company's leadership structure where 3 of 5 members of the executive team for are women including the chairman, the head of operations and the chief marketing officer. "One of our key beliefs is that we should be a great place to work for great people," said DeCan. "These great women and men that work for HoneyBaked, in turn, take great care our customers."

The HoneyBaked Ham Company of Georgia is a privately held company, headquartered in Norcross, Georgia that operates 108 company-owned stores in 14 states and 185 franchise locations nationwide as well as a catalog web channel. Founded by Harry Hoenselaar in 1957, the company has an unparalleled reputation for delivering the world's best ham and is one of the most recognized and beloved brands in specialty food retailing. HoneyBaked Ham of Georgia is in its third generation of family ownership and still operates under the principles established by Harry Hoenselaar. HoneyBaked is dedicated to serving its customers, associates and the communities in which it operates. For more information, including to find the store nearest you, call HoneyBaked at (800) 367-7720 or visit the website at http://www.honeybakedonline.com.

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