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Comment: Competition could revitalise US frozen

Sales in the frozen aisle have been lacklustre in the US for some years. However, increased competitive activity from the likes of Nestle, C...

Focus: Tyson pays the piper to secure Hillshire

Tyson Foods has won through in the bidding war to acquire Hillshire Brands with an improved US$63 per share offer for the for the Jimmy Dean...

Focus: Tyson raises stakes in bid for Hillshire

Tyson Foods entered fray today (29 May) when it issued a fresh bid for Hillshire Brands, trumping an earlier offer from Pilgrim's Pride. Lik...

Editor's viewpoint: Seeing the value in being lean

With the bidding war for Hillshire Brands intensifying, it is pertinent to point out just how correct Sara Lee's management - and those on W...

Latest News

Tyson sow unit sale paves way for Hillshire deal 28 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Tyson Foods has agreed to sell its sow purchasing business in order to secure regulatory clearance of its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.


Aunt Jemima lawsuit "without merit", says PepsiCo 14 Aug 2014

Dean Best

PepsiCo has insisted a lawsuit over the Aunt Jemima brand seeking US$2bn in royalties is "without merit".


Hillshire posts strong results ahead of sale 14 Aug 2014

Dean Best

US food group Hillshire Brands, set to be taken over by meat giant Tyson Foods, has reported a year of increasing sales and profits.


Hillshire launches Naturals lunchmeat 5 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

US food group Hillshire Brands is launching a line of "premium" all-natural lunchmeat.


Cost control helps Pilgrim's Pride profits 31 Jul 2014

Dean Best

US poultry processor Pilgrim's Pride has reported higher half-year profits as a lower cost of sales helped offset a dip in sales.

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Hillshire CEO Connolly bids farewell as Tyson sale sealed 29 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Tyson Foods has completed its US$8.55bn acquisition of Hillshire Brands, with shares in the Jimmy Dean sausage maker delisted before the market opened today (29 August) - and its CEO leaving the business.

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