Smithfield Foods is donating 40,000 pounds of protein to New Orleans via a truck shipment to support hunger relief in the wake of catastrophic damage inflicted by Hurricane Ida, one of the most intense hurricanes to ever strike Louisiana, which left nearly a million residents without power or water on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Tyson Foods announced it would strengthen the benefits it offers its fully vaccinated U.S. frontline team members. Effective January 1, 2022, fully vaccinated team members can begin earning up to 20 hours of paid sick leave per year. New hires will also receive one week of vacation after six months of employment.
September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day, and what better way to celebrate than with Meat District’s butcher-crafted, premium meats. Gearing up for the holiday, Meat District is launching their new Shaq Burger in partnership with former professional basketball player, Shaquille O'Neal. The Shaq Burger features Angus beef brisket, chuck and short rib mix blended in just the right proportions so each burger is perfectly tender, flavorful and juicy.
Smithfield's Farmland brand recognized the National FFA Organization and its positive impact in the agricultural industry through a check donation of $100,000. The gift is part of the 2021 Honoring the Heartland Tour, an initiative launched by Farmland in June to show appreciation for the honest work and tireless commitment in Midwest farming communities, agriculture industries, and retail establishments, and to support the next generation of farmers, which includes the more than 760,000 current FFA student members.
Eckrich, the maker of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and deli meats, announces its continued partnership as the Official Smoked Sausage and Deli Meat Sponsor of the College Football Playoff (CFP). To kick off the 2021 season, Eckrich is launching a multifaceted campaign, including a social contest—College Football Playoff National Tailgate Champion presented by Eckrich—where one lucky fan could win a trip to the 2022 CFP National Championship. The brand is also partnering with the CFP Foundation and its Extra Yard for Teachers initiative to host challenges at key games throughout the season for educators to win $1 million to fund education projects.
Belcampo Farms has released three new subscription boxes, available exclusively online at Belcampo's website: Everyday Beef Box, Everyday Chicken Box and Meal Prep Box, all filled with the brand’s most popular Certified Organic, Certified Humane, grass-fed and pasture raised meats. Belcampo subscriptions eliminate last-minute trips to the store and keep your favorite healthy and delicious weekly protein staples on-hand – with convenient, automatic delivery.
Hiring campaign coincides with National Hot Dog Day and free Nathan's Famous giveaway for applicants.
July 19, 2021
Smithfield Foods announced it will host its first national hiring campaign on National Hot Dog Day, July 21. The Virginia-based food company will offer walk-in hiring events at 47 of its U.S. locations and conduct on-the-spot job interviews for up to 2,500 hourly positions across the company's facilities, farms and distribution centers. In celebration of National Hot Dog Day, event attendees will receive a coupon for a free pack of Nathan's Famous hot dogs.
Organ was recently appointed president and CEO at the end of 2020, but is stepping down for personal reasons.
July 9, 2021
Smithfield Foods announced it has appointed Shane Smith, a two-decade veteran of the company and, most recently, its chief strategy officer, as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Smith will succeed Dennis Organ, who is stepping down for personal reasons.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced a multi-year partnership with Vernon, California-based Papa Cantella’s to supply Dodger Stadium with Dodger Dogs and its premium sausages. Papa Cantella’s products, including Dodger Dogs, have been sold at Dodger Stadium since Opening Day and packaged Dodger Dogs will also be available at retail grocery locations throughout Southern California.