Pilgrim's produced 156.02 million pounds of ready-to-cook chicken on a weekly basis in 2018, an increase of 1.82 million pounds – nearly 1.2 percent – from 2017, including production figures from GNP Co. and Moy Park. Ranking as the second-largest broiler meat producer in the U.S., Pilgrim’s ended its fiscal year 2018 with net sales of $10.94 billion.
In May 2018, the company named Chris Kirke as president of its Moy Park business unit, replacing Janet McCollum, in addition to appointing Blavio Malnarcic, former business director at Moy Park, as its chief financial officer.
Additionally, the company made capital improvements at its facilities in North Carolina, which involved converting its existing commodity facility to organic tray-pack, as well as in West Virginia. Serving a changing consumer base, the company continues to produce premium-branded and no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) chickens that it acquired from GNP Co. in 2017.