Sanderson Farms. Inc. is committed to taking a fresh approach to everything it does – not only where the products are concerned, but companywide as well. This dedication to values, quality and customer service has allowed Sanderson Farms to grow organically as an integrated producer while still remaining true to its roots as a company by providing customers with premier quality products and excellent service.
Sanderson Farms, Inc. is a growing, vibrant company with a firm foundation in hometown values – honesty, integrity and innovation – that have been with it since the Sanderson family founded the company in 1947.
Sanderson Farms is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items, and is currently ranked as the 3rd largest poultry producer in the United States. Sanderson Farms has 10 plants, over 11,000 employees and over 800 contract farmers spanning throughout the southeast from North Carolina into Texas. The Company’s net sales for 2013 exceeded $2.5 billion and its shares trade publicly on NASDAQ under the symbol SAFM.
- NASDAQ Symbol: SAFM
- Founded: 1947 (incorporated 1955)
- Market Position: 3rd largest poultry producer in the U.S.
- Total Annual Sales 2013: $2.68 billion
- Weekly Production: 9.375 million chickens per week
- Number of Plants: 10
- Number of Employees: 11,000+
- Number of Independent Growers: 800+