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TOP 100 CH RT TOPPERS Ranking the industry's top processors Editor's note: The challenging task of researching and collecting the data that makes up MEAT+POULTRY's annual Top 100 ranking of processors is spearheaded each year by Dana Holt, manager of directories with Sosland Publishing Co., along with Mindy Meyer, information services coordinator. Their attention to detail and diligent efforts to make the Top 100 listing as accurate and up to date as possible is a valuable service to MEAT+POULTRY readers and their expertise is an asset to the editorial team. T total:$251B UP $21.6B FROM 2014 28 he goal of MEAT+POULTRY's annual Top 100 listing is to provide an overview of the meat and poultry processing industry's leading companies doing business in North America based on annual sales and to include any changes among them resulting from mergers, acquisitions or closures. It is a challenging task requiring preparation and countless hours of emailing, faxing and follow-up phone calls followed by many hours of compiling and analyzing the data. Slight position shifts are typical, based on sales as reported by the company or alternatively, as estimated by in-house research of the company's sales. Companies featured in this year's Top 100 ranking range from $42.3 billion in annual sales at the top of the list (JBS USA) down to $185 million in sales (Mountain States Rosen LLC). The Top 10 spots in the 2016 ranking were occupied by the same 10 companies as 2015, with most of them staying in the same ranking positions regardless of sales increases during the year. The Top 10 spots belong to JBS USA ($42.3 billion); Tyson Foods, Inc. ($40.60 billion); Cargill Meat Solutions ($23 billion); Smithfield Foods Inc. ($15 billion); Sysco Corp. ($13.90 billion); Hormel Foods Corp. ($9.3 billion); ConAgra Foods Inc. ($8.2 billion); National Beef Packing Co. LLC ($7.4 billion); OSI Group, LLC MEAT+ POULTRY | 03.16 | www.meatpoultry.com ($6.13 billion); and Perdue Inc. ($4.6 billion). The total sales for all 100 companies in this year's Top 100 listing represents more than $251 billion, up $21.6 billion from the year prior. Not surprisingly, 68 percent of those sales come from the Top 10 companies (the combined sales figures equal $170.43 billion, up from $152.8 billion). The Top 25 companies' sales total $207.92 billion, up from $190.6 billion (that's 83 percent of the total sales of the Top 100); and the Top 50 companies make up 93 percent of the Top 100 sales numbers (totaling $233.04 billion, up from $214.4 billion). The majority of the companies in the Top 100 list (46 companies) report having between 1,000 and 10,000 employees. Thirteen companies reported having more than 10,000 employees (six companies of which have more than 20,000 employees). And 42 of those in the Top 100 list have less than 1,000 employees - 16 have less than 500 people employed. (Note: not all 100 companies in this listing reported their number of employees.) Of the companies featured in this year's list, 17 have more than 10 plants (six of those 17 companies have between 30 and 95 plants). The Top 100 companies process chicken, beef, pork, turkey, lamb and veal - many companies of which process more than one species in their meat operations. The majority of the facilities listed process chicken (70 plants), followed by 65 plants processing beef, 59 plants processing pork and 51 processing turkey. Lamb and veal are processed in 10 plants, each. Despite the unknowns of each year in the meat business, the Top 100 companies managed not only to stay on track but also continue to move ahead, thanks to their proven business strategies, talented executives, hard-working team members throughout the ranks and, of course, extraordinary product offerings. http://www.meatpoultry.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat + Poultry - March 2016

Meat + Poultry - March 2016
CONTENTS
COMMENTARY - A graceful exit
BUSINESS NOTES - SYSCO APPLIES BRAKES
BACHOCO FINALIZES DEAL FOR US PLANT
APPLEGATE ACQUISITION RAISES OPTIMISM AT HORMEL
PILGRIM’S ANNOUNCES $190M EXPANSION PLAN
JBS ANNOUNCES REORGANIZATION
SMITHFIELD PARTNERS FOR CONSERVATION
WASHINGTON - Prioritizing safer poultry
COVER STORY - ACCOMPLISHED
PEDAL TO THE METAL
TOP 100 - CHART TOPPERS
FOOD SAFETY - The results are in
PACKAGING SOLUTIONS - Product improvement
IN-PLANT UPDATE - A LASTING IMPRESSION
INGREDIENT ISSUES - Cleaning up Deli Labels
INDUSTRY LEADER - INNOVATIVE ICON
SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS - 'THE STOLTZHUS WAY'
SHOW PREVIEW - GLOBAL INNOVATION
SANITATION TIPS
CONSEJOS DE SANIDAD
FROM THE CORRAL - GROUP HOUSING SOLUTIONS
SHOWCASE
NAMES IN THE NEWS
CLASSIFIEDS
ADVERTISERS
THE INSIDER

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