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Founded in 1936 by Joseph W. Luter and his son, Joseph W. Luter, Jr., The Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. today enjoys annual sales of more than $3 billion. Primary lines of business include fresh pork, smoked meats, bacon, cooked hams and hot dogs for retail, foodservice, and deli channels. Smithfield exports products to approximately 30 countries. In addition to the Smithfield brand, our Gwaltney, Esskay, and Valleydale products are among the leaders in their respective markets. Today the company retains its family heritage and has become a worldwide marketer of pork products, Smithfield Food’s largest subsidiary and one of America’s largest meat companies.