2006 Top 100: Corporate Profiles 1-25

The top 100 food and beverage processing companies in the U.S. and Canada are profiled in this annual feature. Find company contact information, major brands, key executives and main product areas.

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8. Smithfield Foods Inc.

200 Commerce St., Smithfield, VA 23430
Phone: 757-365-3000; Fax: 757-365-3017; www.smithfieldfoods.com

Executives: Chairman, Pres., & CEO: Joseph Luter III; Pres. & COO: C. Larry Pope; Executive VP Joseph W. Luter, IV; Executive VP and Senior Advisor to the Chairman: Richard J.M. Poulson; VP and CFO-Smithfield Foods: Daniel G. Stevens; Pres.-Murphy-Brown: Jerry H. Godwin; Pres.-North Side Foods: Robert G. Hofmann, II; Pres. & COO, Smithfield France S.A.S.: Jean A. Quentin; Pres. & COO, John Morell & Co.: Joseph B. Sebring; SVP-Engineering: Robert F. Urell; VP-Purchasing: Elaine C. Abicht; VP-Corporate Development: Raoul J. Baxter

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Smithfield Packing Co. Inc., Smithfield, Va.; Gwaltney of Smithfield Ltd., Smithfield, Va.; Carroll’s Foods, Inc.; John Morrell & Co., Cincinnati; Patrick M. Cudahy Inc., Cudahy, Wis.; Lykes Meat Co. Inc., Plant City, Fla., Murphy Family Farms, Farmland Foods

Brands: Armour-Ekrich, Carando, Cook's, Dinner Bell, Farmland, First Prize, Great, Gwaltney, Jamestown, John Morrell, Kretschmar, Lykes, Ohse, Patrick Cudahy, Patrick's Pride, Peyton's, Realean, Roegelein, Smithfield Lean Generation Pork, Smithfield Premium, Tobin's, Valleydale


9. ConAgra Inc.

One ConAgra Drive, Omaha, NE 68102-5001
Phone: 402-595-4000; Fax: 402-595-4707; www.conagra.com

Executives: Chairman: Steven Goldstone; Pres/CEO: Gary Rodkin; Pres/COO-Consumer Foods: Dean Hollis; Pres/COO-Commercial Products: Greg Heckman; EVP-Intl. & Chief Growth Officer: Jacqueline McCook; Pres.-ConAgra Food Sales: Doug Knudsen; EVP-Product Supply: Jim Hardy Jr.; EVP-Research, Development and Quality: Al Bolles; EVP & CFO: Frank Sklarsky; EVP & Chief  Administrative Officer: Owen Johnson; EVP-Legal & External Affairs: Rob Sharpe Jr.

Subsidiaries/Divisions: Snacks, Packaged Meats & Deli, Grocery, Dairy, Frozen Foods, Specialty Potato Prods., Gilroy & Spicetec, Intl. Fertilizer, ConAgra Mills, Agricultural Commodities, J.M. Swank, Lamb Weston

Brands: Act II, Andy Capp’s, Armour, Banquet, Beatrice, Blue Bonnet, Butterball, Chef Boyardee, Cook's, Country Pride, County Line, David, Decker, Eckrich, Egg Beaters, Fleischmann's, Gilroy, Golden Cuisine, Gulden, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Hunt's Snack Pack, Kid Cuisine, Knott’s Berry Farm, La Choy, Lamb-Weston, Libby’s, Lightlife, Louis Kemp, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, Pam, Parkay, Pemmican, Peter Pan, Reddi-Wip, Ro-Tel, Rosarita, Singleton, Slim Jim, Swift Premium, Swiss Miss, Van Camp's, Wesson

Major Product Areas: Meat and poultry, canned, frozen and preserved foods, grain mill products, bakery, fats/oils, miscellaneous


10. Swift & Co.

1770 Promontory Circle, Greeley, CO 80634
Phone: 970-506-8000; Fax: 970-506-8307; www.swiftbrands.com

Executives: Pres. and CEO: Sam Rovit; COO: Dennis Henley; EVP and CFO: Danny Heron; VP & General Counsel: Don Wiseman; VP-Operations: Marshall Ernst; VP & GM-Foodservice: William McClellan; VP & GM-Processor Sales: Michael Rempe; VP & GM-Retail Sales: Matthew Wineinger; VP & GM-International Sales: Dan Halstrom; VP & GM-Customer & Business Solutions: Kevin Yost
Parent firm: S&C Holdco 3 Inc. (private equity firms)

Brands: Swift Premium, Swift Black Angus, Swift Select, LaHerencia

Major Product Areas: Beef and pork


11. Campbell Soup Co.

Campbell Place, Camden, NJ 08103-1799
Phone: 856-342-4800; Fax: 856-342-3878; www.campbellsoup.com

Executives: Chairman: George M. Sherman; Pres., CEO: Douglas R. Conant; EVP & SVP & CFO: Robert A. Schiffner; Basil L. Anderson; SVP, Law and Government Affairs: Ellen Oran Kaden; Pres., North American Soup & Sauces Division: F. Martin Thrasher; VP & Pres., U.S. Grocery Division: Mark Leckie; SVP, Global Sourcing and Engineering: Robert Subin; VP, Purchasing/Procurement: C.E. Miller; SVP & Pres.-Europe/Canada: F. Martin Thrasher; VP & Pres., Pepperidge Farm: David L. Albright; VP, Supply Chain: T. Ron Gable; VP & Pres.-Asia/Pacific: Andrew K. Hughson; VP & Controller: Gerald S. Lord; VP, Global R&D: R. David Macnair; VP & Pres., Campbell Away From Home: Craig W. Rydin

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Arnott's Ltd., Campbell Foods Belgium NV, Campbell Foodservice Co., Campbell France S.A.S., Campbell Soup Co. Ltd., Campbell's Australasia Pty. Ltd., Campbell's de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Campbell's U.K. Ltd., Erasco GmbH, Godiva Chocolatier Inc., Pepperidge Farm Inc., PF Brands Inc., Stockpot Inc.

Brands: Campbell's, Chunky, Franco-American, Godiva, Goldfish, Healthy Request, Hungry-Man, Pace, Pepperidge Farm, Prego, SpaghettiOs, V8 Vegetable Juice

Major Product Areas: Meat and poultry, canned, frozen and preserved food, bakery, sugar/confectionery, beverages, miscellaneous


12. Unilever

Unilever House, Blackfriars, London EC4P 4BQ, United Kingdom
Also Rotterdam, Netherlands
North America: www.unilever.com

Executives: Chairman: Antony Burgmans; Vice Chairman: Bertrand Collomb; Group Chief Executive: Patrick Cescau; Pres.-Europe: Kees van der Graaf; Pres.-Home and Personal Care: Ralph Kugler; CFO: Rudy Markham; Pres.-Americas: John Rice; Pres.-Global Foods: Vindi Banga; Group VP-U.S.: Michael Polk; Group VP-Global Spreads, Cooking Products & Dressings, Foods Category: Alan Jope

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