Pilgrim's Pride

Pilgrim's Pride

About Pilgrim's Pride

Pilgrim's Corp., previously Pilgrim's Pride is a former U.S.-owned company with its U.S. headquarters relocated to Greeley, Colorado. As a subsidiary of the Brazilian food giant, JBS, it is the largest chicken producer in the United States and Puerto Rico and the second-largest chicken producer in Mexico. It exited bankruptcy in December 2009. Pilgrim's employs about 38,500 people with sales of $7.5 billion in 2011, and has operations in 12 states, Mexico and Puerto Rico. They have the capacity to process about 36 million birds per week resulting in almost 9.5 billion pounds of live chicken annually. Pilgrim's Pride products are distributed primarily through foodservice and retail outlets.