Pilgrim’s Pride Shares Soar as Chicken Regains its Popularity

August 2, 2019 Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg

More Americans are buying poultry at the supermarket, and more restaurants are adding chicken sandwiches to their menus. That’s led to the company being “short to tight” on supplies that are ready for the meat cases at grocery stores, Jayson Penn, chief executive officer of Pilgrim’s Pride, told analysts on a call Thursday.

Jayson Penn to Succeed Bill Lovette as Global CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride

March 27, 2019 Pilgrim’s Pride

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Jayson Penn, current President of Pilgrim’s USA, to succeed Bill Lovette, who is retiring from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Pilgrim’s Pride. Lovette will remain available to provide strategic advisory services to the company through July 2020.

Fight Over Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken Claims Expands to Seven States

March 18, 2019 Deena Shanker, Bloomberg

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is facing a new front in its battle with the Humane Society of the United States over the way it raises, slaughters and sells its chickens.

Pilgrim’s Pride Sued Over ‘Natural’ Chicken Marketing

American consumers willingly pay more for foods advertised as “natural,” “organic” or “humane.” Food companies took notice long ago, adding such pledges to all manner of products. But it can be challenging for shoppers to figure out whether those promises are real or empty branding.

Darden Sues Chicken Industry, Accuse It Of Conspiring To Raise Prices

Darden Restaurants filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday accusing Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride and other companies of a “conspiracy” to increase the cost of chicken meat.