Food stocks are some of the biggest players in the M&A business, frequently buying and selling brands piecemeal or whole hog (pun intended) to build exposure to a particular type of packaged food product. That's why Hormel Foods (HRL - Get Report) makes our list of potential takeover targets. In addition to Hormel's eponymous label, the firm also owns household brands like Jennie-O, Spam and Country Crock.
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