Consumer demand for organic and antibiotic-free chicken has grown tremendously, and Foster Farms plans to lead in bringing those products to the conventional marketplace and educating consumers on their attributes.
AdvancePierre Foods has used its new, culture-defining continuous-improvement program to drive bottom-line growth, fire on all cylinders and make targeted acquisitions as a uniquely positioned sandwich manufacturer and protein processor.
When John Simons began his stint as president and CEO of AdvancePierre Foods on Sept. 30, 2013, he saw the potential of the company he’d just been tapped to lead, as well as the challenges that lay ahead of the management team he began to assemble.
In conjunction with our 2015 Processor of the Year story, Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief of The National Provisioner, traveled to Enid, Okla., to tour and visit AdvancePierre Foods’ Enterprise facility.
After a fire destroyed a significant portion of its processing space in March 2014, Hillshire Brands’ Storm Lake, Iowa, plant (now owned by Tyson Foods) charged ahead, rebuilt and got back to processing turkeys in less than a year.