Earlier this year we made the exciting announcement that our company has realigned to unify all of our independent-operating companies, brands and more than 48,000 employees under one corporate umbrella in order to form “One Smithfield”.
By harmonizing our brands and streamlining our resources, we are better positioned to further our mission of offering Good food. Responsibly. This will allow us to most efficiently and effectively use our management and talent to produce, market and sell our vast range of products. C. Larry Pope, Smithfield’s President and CEO explains that, “The steps we are taking today build on our strong momentum and successes as we continue to solidify Smithfield’s position as a global leader in branded packaged meats.”
With these changes, we continue our promise to be “The same old Smithfield, but better.” Consumers still will be provided with the same brands they know and love. Employees will all keep their jobs, and all of our plants and offices will stay open. This internal realignment simply strengthens our ability to maintain our quality products and offer rewarding jobs to 48,000 employees worldwide.
We are thrilled and hopeful about the continued success this change will bring to our company, our consumers and our community.