Our Company


  • Pierre Foods was founded in 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and held leading market positions in handheld sandwiches and other value-added meals and snacks, serving the foodservice, retail and convenience channels.
  • Advance Food Company was a family owned business founded in 1973 in Enid, Oklahoma, and was a leading developer, producer and marketer of a wide variety of value-added, portion controlled and ready-to-serve products serving the foodservice channel.
  • Advance Brands was formed in 2001 and was a leader in producing convenient chicken and beef products serving the retail channel.
  • Pierre Foods was acquired in 2008 by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
  • Pierre Foods was combined with Advance Food Company and Advance Brands in 2010 to become AdvancePierre Foods.
  • Barber Foods, a leading producer and marketer of stuffed chicken entrées primarily for the retail channel, was acquired in May 2011.
  • The wholesale business and production operations of Landshire, an Illinois-based producer of premium frozen, ready-to-eat sandwiches, was acquired in January 2015.
  • The business and production assets of Better Bakery, a producer of premium handcrafted stuffed sandwiches, was acquired in April 2015.
  • AdvancePierre Foods Holdings began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “APFH” on July 15, 2016.
  • Allied Specialty Foods, a producer of beef and chicken Philly steak products, was acquired in October 2016.