The Hillshire Brands Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets worldwide. The company’s packaged meat and frozen bakery products include hot dogs and corn dogs, breakfast sausages, breakfast sandwiches and bowls, dinner sausages, premium deli and luncheon meats, cooked hams and frozen pies, cakes, cheesecakes, and other desserts. It also offers meat and bakery products comprising beef and turkey, pastries, and muffins; and frozen desserts, fruits, ice-creams, and savory products. The company offers its products primarily under the Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, State Fair, Sara Lee, and Chef Pierre brand names, as well as artisanal brands, such as Aidells and Gallo Salame. It sells its products to supermarkets, warehouse clubs, national chains, foodservice wholesalers, business agents and representatives, contract caterers, healthcare and educational institutions, distributors, restaurants, hospitals, and other institutions through direct sales force and outside brokers. The company was formerly known as Sara Lee Corporation and changed its name to The Hillshire Brands Company in June 2012. The Hillshire Brands Company was founded in 1939 and is based in Downers Grove, Illinois.