MEAT+POULTRY ranks the top 100 processors
In the March Magazine, MEAT+POULTRY maps out the Top 100 processors.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The March issue of MEAT+POULTRY features the annual Top 100 listing of the meat and poultry processing industry’s leading companies doing business in North America. The ranking is based on annual sales and the goal is to include any changes among them resulting from mergers, acquisitions or closures.

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, Tyson Foods, Inc., Cargill Meat Solutions, Smithfield Foods Inc., Sysco Corp., Hormel Foods Corp., ConAgra Foods Inc., National Beef Packing Co. LLC, OSI Group, LLC and Perdue Inc.

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).

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.

To read more about this year’s Top 100, read the digital edition of the March issue of MEAT+POULTRY here.