Smithfield Foods/ WH Group - Company Profile

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Smithfield Foods/ WH Group - Company Profile


Company Legal Name

Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Year of Establishment


Business Lines

Meat Processing and pork products supplier

Geographical Presence

United States of America


Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food-processing company that produces hog and processes pork meat. Through a series of acquisitions starting in 1981, it has become the largest pork processor and hog producer in the world. 

The company produces and markets a wide variety of fresh meat and packaged meats products both domestically and internationally.  

Smithfield conducts its operations through five reportable segments: Fresh Pork, Packaged Meats, Hog Production, International, and Corporate. The Fresh Pork segment handles fresh pork operations in the US. The Packaged Meats segment consists of U.S. packaged meats operations. The Hog Production segment consists of U.S. hog production operations. The International segment is comprised mainly of meat processing and distribution operations in Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom, interests in meat processing operations in Mexico, hog production operations located in Poland and Romania, interests in hog production operations in Mexico, and former investment in Campofrío Food Group (CFG). The Corporate segment provides management and administrative services to support other segments.



CEO of the Board

Dennis Organ

Employee Count



Key Brands:

Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John,®, Cook’s®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Carando®, and Healthy Ones®.

Smithfield no longer makes financial information available to the public.

Smithfield is the largest hog producer and pork processor in the world, processing more than 27 million hogs in fiscal 2011, with a slaughter capacity of 110,000 hogs per day. Around 55% of all pork revenue comes from value-added packaged meats, which were the focus of previous acquisitions and central to the company's long-term strategy. The firm continues to expand its European operations.

The company was incorporated in 1936 and is headquartered in Virginia, US.



Phone Number

 (757) 365-3000

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