Arthur Perdue

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Arthur W. Perdue was the founder of Perdue Farms[1] along with his wife Pearl in 1920.[2]

The business was started in his backyard, and at the time only produced table eggs from chickens,[2] but eventually grew into a $4.1 billion company.[3]


The Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Maryland, is home to the Delmarva Shorebirds baseball team, a class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles in the South Atlantic League.[4]


  1. ^ Schmetterer, Bob (2003). Leap: A Revolution in Creative Business Strategy. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 72–76. ISBN 978-0-471-22917-9. 
  2. ^ a b "Business Timeline: 1920s". Perdue Farms. 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  3. ^ "About Us". Perdue Farms. 2008. Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  4. ^ Tilghman, Mary K. (2004). Frommer's Maryland & Delaware, 6th Ed. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-7645-7379-8.