Who We Are
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Pilgrim’s is a leading global provider of high-quality food products, including well-recognized brands and innovative value-added premium products. As one of the world’s largest poultry producers and a fully integrated pork producer, Pilgrim’s has provided wholesome, high-quality products to customers and consumers for more than seven decades. Pilgrim’s is also the owner of Moy Park, a leading poultry and prepared foods company in the U.K. and Europe, and the owner of Pilgrim’s UK, a leading pork and prepared foods company in the U.K. As a global team, we process, prepare, package and deliver fresh, frozen and value-added food products for sale in more than 100 countries.
Pilgrim’s has the capacity to provide more than 133 million 4 oz. servings daily to consumers around the world. The company includes 39 production facilities and 27 prepared foods facilities in 14 U.S. states, the U.K., Puerto Rico, Mexico and Europe. Pilgrim’s has the capacity to process 44.9 million chickens per week and 45,000 hogs per week producing more than 13 billion pounds of product annually to markets in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and the U.K., among others. Our more than 56,000 team members take pride in providing consistent, high-quality, affordable products to retailers, foodservice providers, restaurants and consumers all over the world.
Pilgrim’s has enjoyed incredible growth and we are proud of our history, which demonstrates our commitment to being the best and creating the opportunity of a better future for our team members.
Pilgrim’s started as a small feed and seed store in Pittsburg, TX
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is listed on the NYSE
Acquired legacy facilities in Mexico
JBS USA acquired a controlling interest in Pilgrim’s
Acquired Tyson Mexico
Acquired GNP Company and the Just BARE product lines and Moy Park
Acquired Tulip Ltd. and name changed to Pilgrim’s UK
Pilgrim’s is divided into four specific businesses: Pilgrim’s U.S., Pilgrim’s Mexico, Pilgrim’s Moy Park and Pilgrim’s UK. Each business includes additional structured units to drive local ownership and allow our teams to focus on the details of their individual operations.
Pilgrim’s U.S. provides consumers with more than 95 million 4 oz. servings of chicken daily and is structured into five primary business units:
The Prepared Foods business unit includes four production facilities that specialize in producing marinated, battered and breaded, par-fried and fully-cooked frozen chicken products for leading foodservice and retail customers. Prepared Foods products are sold into every segment of the retail and foodservice industry, led by our Pierce Chicken, Gold Kist and Just Bare Pilgrim’s brands.
The Case Ready business unit includes eight production facilities that specialize in producing traditional tray pack, deli and boneless dark meat products for the retail market. This business unit is strategically aligned to fulfill the growing demand of key customers. To meet consumer needs, Pilgrim’s Case Ready operates three traditional plants, three vegetarian-fed plants and one organic plant. This business unit also includes one production facility in Puerto Rico that serves the island’s retail market through the company brand To-ricos.
The Commercial business unit includes seven production facilities that are uniquely positioned to support key customers in the industrial, foodservice and retail channels. These facilities produce a number of value-added products such as halal and marinated chicken as well as regular line-run chicken.
The Small Bird Debone business unit consists of five production facilities that are designed to support customers specializing in chicken sandwiches. This business unit is strategically aligned to fulfill the growing demand of key customers.
The Fresh Foodservice business unit includes six production facilities dedicated to producing products in the whole bird equivalent form. This business unit focuses on the retail and foodservice channels, and the facilities are designed to support demand of whole bird equivalent products to our key customers in the retail deli and quick service restaurant bone-in sector.
Pilgrim’s Mexico provides consumers with nearly 21 million 4 oz. chicken servings daily and is structured into two primary business units:
The Fresh business unit consists of seven production facilities that provide fresh and frozen products to wholesale customers, self-service stores, price clubs and restaurant chains.
The Value Added business unit includes two production facilities, led by Pilgrim’s Value Added and Del Día brands. In 2016, the Value Added line was launched in a foodservice (bulk) version with 16 unique products, including a complete product portfolio of breaded, filled, partially and totally cooked, all for the wholesale and kitchen markets. Del Día was launched in 2009, offering quality and flavor at a better price through four main products: filled, varieties, breaded and breadless chicken products.
Pilgrim’s Moy Park provides consumers more than 10 million 4 oz. servings daily and is structured into three primary business units:
The Fresh Poultry business unit consists of four production facilities dedicated to producing a comprehensive range of fresh and added-value poultry consisting of whole birds and portioned poultry products from classic, higher welfare, free range and organic farms, supplying leading retailers and foodservice providers throughout the U.K., Ireland and Europe with high-quality poultry products.
The Prepared Foods Retail business unit consists of two production facilities, each containing a coated and a cooked facility on site. The coated factories produce a comprehensive range of coated products such as Kievs, fillets, portions and bites.
The Prepared Foods Foodservice business unit consists of six production facilities focused on foodservice customer solutions from starters to desserts and from mouth-watering meat-free options to succulent protein products. These facilities provide our customers with frozen products including but not limited to coated or ready-to-eat poultry, bacon, minced beef patties, a variety of coated cheese, vegetarian products like non-meat patties, spring rolls, onion rings and desserts including donuts and apple pies.
Pilgrim’s UK provides consumers nearly 7 million 4 oz. servings daily and is structured into two primary business units:
The Fresh Pork business unit consists of three production facilities dedicated to producing a comprehensive range of fresh and added-value pork consisting of fresh pork and portioned pork products from classic and higher welfare farms, supplying leading retailers and foodservice providers throughout the U.K. with high-quality pork products.
The Prepared business unit consists of 11 production facilities, producing products ranging from bacon, sausages, slow cooked and BBQ products, gammon, snacking products and canned products.
Pilgrim’s net sales were US$12.1 billion in 2020, an increase of 6.1% in relation to 2019. Net income totaled US$95 million in 2020. Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), which we define as net income adding back income taxes, depreciation, amortization, interest and excluding foreign currency transaction gains/losses and non-recurring expenses, net, was US$0.8 billion in 2020, which corresponds to an decrease of 20% in relation to 2019.