AdvancePierre Foods' initial public offering (IPO) in July 2016 was a success for the company — now the sandwich and protein processor aims to follow the acquisition and growth strategies in its DNA to make it a resounding success for investors.
AdvancePierre Foods’ initial public offering (IPO) in July 2016 was a success for the company — now the sandwich and protein processor aims to follow the acquisition and growth strategies in its DNA to make it a resounding success for investors.
Poultry products remain popular with consumers and the industry has plenty of open road ahead; but external mitigating factors continued to tamp down sales in 2016 and have some areas in need of a tuneup.
Overall sales of poultry were down less than 1 percent in 2016 from 2015 because of a decline in poultry prices as well as total volume of poultry sold, according to Chicago-based Mintel International’s Poultry U.S. report, published in November 2016.
In 1966, John S. Richardson founded SugarCreek Packing Co. in Washington Court House, Ohio, opting to focus production on bacon — an accidentally prescient move that would set the company on course for long-term success during his tenure.
The year 2016 was a far less dramatic year for the beef, pork and poultry industries and provided breathing room for industry participants to absorb last year’s sluggish export sales, large animal supplies and falling prices.
A team of Ohio State researchers, led by Monique Pairis-Garcia and funded by Kraft Heinz, aims to solve the problem of aggression in sow group housing — and make the transition an easier one for producers, processors and the sows themselves.
The pork industry’s decision to convert to sow housing in recent years had been driven predominantly ethical concerns, but scientific research may yet help producers transition more easily to group housing and handle the new set of challenges it brings.
This month, to wrap up the magazine’s coverage of its 125th Anniversary, the editorial team decided to take on a bigger challenge: Select 25 individuals we expect will change the industry over the next decade or two.
Check out the December 2016 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring our cover story on SugarCreek adding sous vide to its capabilities, the 2017 Economic Outlook for the meat and poultry industry, and much more!