WH barrels ahead with integration

Chairman and CEO Wan Long tells FinanceAsia how the Chinese pork producer is pushing ahead with its ambitious global reorganisation.
The Smithfield-branded kiosks sell mid-to-high end chilled fresh pork to Chinese customers
The Smithfield-branded kiosks sell mid-to-high end chilled fresh pork to Chinese customers

WH Group is barrelling ahead with the integration of its US and Chinese businesses less than a month after the pork producer raised $2.05 billion from an initial public offering at the second attempt. 

Wan Long, chairman and chief executive of the Henan-based group, discussed the company’s plans with FinanceAsia, which include boosting pork imports from Smithfield Foods, the US pork producer it acquired in a landmark deal in 2013.

The group also aims to open more stores in China that solely sell pork produced in the US incorporate US technology in China and ensure its supply chain is integrated globally.

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