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Smithfield Foods Announces Senior Management Team Changes

Smithfield Foods today announced senior management team changes following Chief Operating Officer Brady Stewart’s decision to depart the company. Stewart resigned from Smithfield today to accept a position with an industry competitor. 

While the company evaluates longer-term organizational changes, members of Smithfield’s operations team – including those leading hog production, manufacturing, fresh pork, business management and sales – report to President and CEO Shane Smith, effective immediately. 

“We have a talented management team and regret the loss of a valued leader like Brady,” said Smith. “Fortunately, we have a deep bench of senior executives...

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Dec 22 7:21 AM, General News



CFO Glenn Nunziata to Leave Smithfield Foods at Year's End

Smithfield Foods today announced that Chief Financial Officer Glenn Nunziata will leave the company at the end of the year. The company named Mark Hall, currently Smithfield's executive vice president, finance, as its new CFO, effective January 1, 2023.

"We are grateful to Glenn for his invaluable contributions to Smithfield as CFO over the last seven years," said Shane Smith, Smithfield's president and CEO. "During Glenn's tenure, we have become a better company, achieving new levels of operational excellence and a strengthened balance sheet while growing organically..."

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Nov 30 9:15 AM, General News


Steve Evans of Smithfield Foods Honored with Future Leader Award at World Sustainability Congress

Steve Evans, vice president of community development for Smithfield Foods, was recognized with the Future Leader Award at the World Sustainability Congress in Munich, Germany.

The Future Leader Award, a category in the 2022 World Sustainability Awards, recognizes "an individual to watch for the future – a high performer passionate about environment and social justice who is set to have a lasting impact on sustainability, whether as a future CSO or leader elsewhere in the business."

In accepting the award, Evans said...

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Oct 18 8:02 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods Sending 150,000 Servings of Food to Florida to Support Hurricane Ian Relief

Smithfield Foods is sending more than 37,000 pounds of food – the equivalent of 150,000 servings – to Fort Myers, Florida, through its Helping Hungry Homes® program in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian.

The protein will be delivered to Mercy Chefs, a Portsmouth, Virginia-based nonprofit that deploys to disaster zones across America, to serve free, chef-prepared, restaurant-quality hot meals to victims, volunteers and first responders in Fort Myers.

"Our hearts go out to everyone in..."

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Oct 4 8:00 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods to White House: We're Committed to Ending Food Insecurity

Smithfield Foods, an American food company and one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein producers, submitted commitments to fighting hunger and food insecurity to the White House in advance of its Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The company has pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades and has made long-term commitments to improve food access and affordability, integrate nutrition and health and empower all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices...

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Sep 28 8:00 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods Ranked on LinkedIn's 2022 Top Companies List in Consumer Goods

Smithfield Foods, Inc., an American food company and one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein producers, was today named to LinkedIn's Top Companies: Industry Edition list ranking top workplaces for professionals to grow their careers in nine U.S. industries: financial services, health care, media & entertainment, marketing & advertising, retail, consumer goods, real estate, travel & hospitality and technology & information.

"We take pride in being an industry leader at Smithfield and are honored that LinkedIn has recognized our ongoing efforts to be an employer of choice," said Keira Lombardo, chief...

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Jun 24 9:57 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods to Close Vernon, CA Facility; Reduce Hog Production in Western Region

Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced that it will cease all harvest and processing operations in Vernon, California in early 2023 and, at the same time, align its hog production system by reducing its sow herd in its Western region. The company will decrease its sow herd in Utah and is exploring strategic options to exit its farms in Arizona and CaliforniaSmithfield harvests only company-owned hogs in VernonSmithfield will service customers in California with its Farmer John brand and other brands and...

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Jun 13 6:56 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods Commemorates 20 Years of Sustainability Leadership in New Report

Smithfield Foods, Inc., an American food company and one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein producers, today published its 2021 Sustainability Impact Report, the company's 20th, outlining its holistic approach to responsible food production and efforts to produce Good Food, do Good Work and be Good Stewards of its animals and the environment. In addition to reporting on progress toward goals and targets across seven key pillars, the report commemorates 20 years of industry sustainability leadership and milestones focused on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

"Since the..."

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May 19 8:00 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods' Tar Heel Senior Operations Manager Receives 2022 STEP Ahead Award

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce Tammy Russ, senior operations manager of the company's Tar Heel facility in North Carolina, has been named a 2022 STEP Ahead honoree by The Manufacturing Institute.

The institute is the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers and seeks to build and inspire the next generation of female leaders in manufacturing – from the factory floor to the C-suite – through its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards. The program annually recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of...

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May 2 8:00 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods and Lineage Logistics Unveil Fully-Automated, Next-Gen Distribution Center

Smithfield Foods, Inc., a vertically integrated global food company and one of the world’s largest pork producers and processors, and Lineage Logistics, LLC, the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced the opening of an automated, next-generation distribution center in Olathe, Kansas.

Lineage designed and built the new facility to enhance Smithfield’s complex distribution network, which supplies thousands of destinations with frequent shipments of protein in varying quantities. Spanning nearly 20 million cubic feet with over 62,000 pallet positions, the...

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Apr 21 8:00 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods Promotes Andrea Tucker to Plant Manager of its Tar Heel, NC Facility

Smithfield Foods, Inc. has promoted Andrea Tucker to plant manager of the company's Tar Heel facility in North Carolina, effective April 4. The company's largest facility, Smithfield's Tar Heel plant is also the largest pork processing operation in the world.

Tucker, who has more than 20 years of experience with the company, will oversee the complex's planning, organization, cost and continual improvements, focusing on employer of choice cultural enhancements and ensuring the location's continued leadership in product quality.

"Andrea is a true servant leader who has..."

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Apr 5 1:03 PM, General News


Smithfield Foods Honored for Environmental, Worker Safety Achievements

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has recognized 51 of its U.S. locations with Environmental Recognition Awards and 33 of its U.S. facilities with Worker Safety Awards.

"Through our culture of continuous improvement, Smithfield has led industry efforts to ensure the health and safety of our workforce and to implement improvements across our value chain that safeguard the environment," said Stewart Leeth, chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods. "We're delighted that NAMI has once again recognized dozens of our facilities for their good stewardship of..."

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Mar 23 9:50 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods Contributes $2 Million to Ukraine Crisis Relief Efforts

Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced cash and in-kind donations totaling $2 million to crisis relief efforts aiding the citizens of Ukraine and those seeking refuge in surrounding areas. In response to escalating violence in Ukraine, Smithfield will expand ongoing refugee relocation and aid assistance underway through its operations in Central Europe with $250,000 donations to each of the following nonprofit disaster-relief organizations:

- Global Red Cross Network, including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the...

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Mar 22 8:00 AM, General News







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