AR: Simmons Tops Forbes' Best Midsize Employers List for Food Companies | Trade and Industry Development

AR: Simmons Tops Forbes' Best Midsize Employers List for Food Companies

Mar 15, 2021
Simmons Foods, based in Siloam Springs, Ark., ranked No. 1 among food companies on Forbes 2021 list of America’s Best Midsize Employers.
This year, the Forbes list focused on companies that went above and beyond for their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting how midsize employers like Simmons have risen to the occasion, adapting in new ways to benefit their customers and their team members.
Forbes partnered with the market research group Statista to compile the list of America’s 500 Best Midsize Employers.
“This recognition is a testament to our commitment to be a company with a people first culture," said Simmons Chief Administrative Officer Russell Tooley. "Taking care of our team members with world-class benefits, a positive work environment and educational and advancement opportunities are just a few of things that set us apart.”
For the Forbes list, a survey was conducted of 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Anonymous participants were asked to rank their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family, and to nominate organizations other than their own.
“At Simmons, our purpose is to build strong relationships through food,” Tooley added. “We’re a growing company that makes food for the families and pets we love, and its a great time to join our team.”
Simmons Foods and its Affiliates are leading suppliers of poultry, pet and animal nutrition products based in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Simmons works with farmers, communities, and team members to apply 70+ years of experience to serving customers. Simmons Prepared Foods ranks in the top 20 poultry producers in the United States, Simmons Pet Food is the largest supplier of store brand wet pet food in North America, and Simmons Animal Nutrition boasts an innovative line of proprietary animal nutrition products. With nearly 8,000 team members, Simmons Foods and its Affiliates serve customers in all 50 states and more than 40 countries around the world.
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