Sussex approves cash to aid Perdue AgiBusiness move

Sussex County is kicking in a little more than chicken feed to help bring jobs and a major poultry firm to southern Delaware. The County Council approved a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of $125,000 to the town of Delmar as the county’s contribution toward infrastructure improvements needed ahead of the planned Perdue AgriBusiness headquarters […]

Sussex, Delmar to help Perdue Agribusiness move

Sussex County is kicking in a little more than chicken feed to help bring jobs and a major poultry firm to southern Delaware. The County Council approved a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of $125,000 to the town of Delmar as the county’s contribution toward infrastructure improvements needed ahead of the planned Perdue AgriBusiness headquarters […]

Marking 50 years, Perdue celebrates Salisbury plant, workers

Fifty years ago, the introduction of Perdue-branded chicken forever transformed the chicken business and went on to make history. Last Friday, Perdue Farms commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Perdue brand at the hometown Salisbury processing plant that produced those very first chickens. “Before we processed our first chicken here, dad asked customers what they […]

Perdue bringing organic principles into plants

Salisbury-based Perdue Farms is investing more than $15 million at its Milford facility — the nation’s largest organic poultry plant — for a higher-welfare “controlled-atmospheric stunning system” plus a live-bird handling process that will be the first of its kind. Perdue is the only major poultry company in the country to commit to converting 100 […]

Jim Perdue honored with Leadership Award

On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Perdue family name is synonymous with two industries: poultry and education. Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business recently recognized the chairman of Perdue Farms Inc., Jim Perdue, for his contributions to both, presenting him with the school’s Perdue Leadership Award. The honor was bestowed during a reception at […]

Photo Gallery: Perdue helps celebrate Wreaths Across America

Again this year, Perdue Farms participated in Wreaths Across America, the annual wreath-laying ceremony at veterans’ cemeteries nationwide. Started in 1992 by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester, the program’s mission is to remember, honor and teach. Every December, wreaths are picked up in Maine, transported and laid on graves throughout the country, with Perdue drivers taking […]

Perdue drivers will lead Wreaths Across America Dec. 1 event

  Again this year, Perdue Farms is participating in Wreaths Across America, the annual wreath-laying ceremony at veterans’ cemeteries nationwide. Started in 1992 by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester, the program’s mission is to remember, honor and teach. Every December, wreaths are picked up in Maine, transported and laid on graves throughout the country, with Perdue […]

Perdue family introduces next generation in ad campaign

The Perdue brand continues to make advertising history by introducing a fourth-generation of family advertising spokespersons in what are also the first national TV ads to promote USDA certified organic chicken. Chris and Ryan Perdue, part of the fourth generation of Perdues working in the family business, join their father, chairman and longtime advertising spokesperson […]

Perdue announces animal care improvements

Perdue Farms this week announced animal care improvements that have elevated the welfare of its chickens and promised to meet growing customer and consumer demand for poultry raised to higher welfare standards. The details are outlined in the release of the company’s first annual report on progress since its comprehensive 2016 commitment to accelerate its […]

Randy Day is named COO for Perdue Farms

Jim Perdue, chairman of Perdue Farms Inc., has announced the promotion of Randy Day to Chief Operating Officer of Perdue Farms, effective immediately. “Randy’s more than 36 years of experience at Perdue Farms, including more than three decades on the Perdue Foods side of the company and five years with Perdue AgriBusiness, provide the foundation […]