Case 2. Perdue Farms: A Vertically Integrated Supply Chain

Ling Li

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA; LLi@odu.edu

Products and Markets

PERDUE® is one of the quintessential icons in the American food industry. As one of the largest private companies in the United States,1 Perdue Farms is a leading international food and agriculture business. It has 14 food-processing facilities in 12 states, employs more than 20,000 associates, partners with 7,500 independent farm families, and produces about 2.7 billion pounds of chicken and turkey annually. Its operating subsidiaries provide quality products and services to retail, food service, and agricultural customers. Perdue Farms supplies chicken products in more than 40 countries to ...

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