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About Holly Poultry

Consistently Delivering Unparalleled Value

From our humble beginnings, Holly Poultry was simply an inner city "ice packed" chicken distribution arm of Holly Farms (an integrated processor that today is locally owned). In the early 1960's Holly Poultry was spun off from the parent company and became an independently owned distributor servicing the Baltimore market.

In 1990, under new ownership, the mission for Holly Poultry and its role in today's marketplace started to change. A new vision of expansion and growth directed Holly Poultry into new markets. The addition of fresh pork and fresh boxed beef categories expanded our offerings to both wholesale and food service markets.The introduction of poultry further processing started to address product needs for our own customers and market. Through our distributor partners, we began providing a fresh local supply of poultry based products better suited to meet their customer's needs. Increased product categories, combined with the expanded geographic market, supported our substantial year over year growth.

In support of our mission, Holly Poultry relocated in 2000 to a larger facility on Berlin Street in Baltimore. Today's location was specifically designed to target tomorrow's opportunities in both custom processed poultry programs and the best offerings of wholesale brands of poultry, beef, pork, and turkey available. Now, over a decade later, branded volume exceeds 30 million pounds annually, with an overall volume in excess of 100 million pounds.

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Wholesale Provisions

Holly Poultry has its roots in the meat commodities market, combining generations of industry experience with cutting edge technology and an experienced warehouse and distribution team. Over the years, we have built amazing relationships with our suppliers that allow us to negotiate the best rates for the freshest products. We specialize in buying and receiving all grades of fresh beef, pork and poultry and we do this 7 days a week to ensure freshness and the most competitive value to our customers.

70% of our sales comes from commodities. In our 40,000 square foot facility equipped with the latest scanning technology and our experienced team of professionals, we ensure that all of our products meet the strictest guidelines for food safety and quality . We offer a wide variety of products to meet the needs of our distributors. Our multilingual sales team is available around the clock to meet your needs. Please contact a Customer Service Representative today for more information.

We specialize in:

  • Fresh Poultry
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Specialty Items: Goat, Turkey, Fowl, Fish, etc...

For information about our commodities trading division, please contact us.

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Our Distributors

Sysco

US Foods

PFG

John Gross

Gordon

FoodPro

Saval

Feesers

Meet The Team

Zach Fine

CEO – Holly Poultry, Inc.

As Chief Executive Officer since 2018, Zachary Fine leads the Holly Poultry, Inc. senior leadership team focusing on generational growth and success.

Zach joined the business starting at the bottom just like his Dad did decades before. Zach leads with youth, energy and an MBA from UMUC. He lives by Holly Poultry’s Three Cs: culture conscious, customer driven and community focused. Zach’s high energy and aggressive plans inspire his teams to be the best, strive to maintain the highest quality, and to think and work in fresh and innovative ways.


Zach lives with his wife and four children in Howard County, MD where he was born and raised. Zach enjoys coaching his children in sports and spending time with family and friends.

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Stephanie McShane

CFO – Holly Poultry, Inc.

As Chief Financial Officer, I am responsible for overseeing the corporate functions in support of the company objectives, including Finance, IT and Human Resources, which allows me to do what I love best - share my knowledge of process improvement, employee development and risk management processes that enhance our overall ability to make good business decisions in a timely manner while managing risk at all levels of the organization. 

 Prior to joining Holly, I worked for several Fortune 100 companies in a variety of industries, around the world.  As a military spouse, I found it hard to balance my career, support my husband and be available for our son, so I choose to leave the workforce in 2014 to focus on my family.  Following my husband’s retirement from the military in 2018, I was looking for an opportunity to share my knowledge and was excited to find a role at Holly that would allow me to not only share my experience with others but develop new skills as well.     

Professionally, I have more than 20 years of leadership and finance experience.  Prior to joining Holly Poultry in 2018, my last employer was British Petroleum where I worked in multiple roles across the organization, including solar, retail, pipelines, drilling, and major upstream projects, ending as the project manager for BP’s upstream risk management and reporting. 

 I am a graduate of Hope College, (Class 1990) with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics. In 1995, I earned a Master of Science in Accounting from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University and passed the CPA exam in 1997.

 I live with my husband and son in Anne Arundel County, MD, where we enjoy a variety of water sports and spend time hanging out together as a family while we plan our next great travel adventure.    

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