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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...

Comment: US food sector sees rising valuations

The dramatic M&A battle being played out in the US protein space comes as fresh evidence that food companies are willing to pay top-dollar f...

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...

Deal or no deal: All to play for over Hillshire

The hunter became the hunted yesterday (27 May) as Pilgrim's Pride made a hostile bid for Hillshire Brands. The news comes just days after H...

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Tyson, Hillshire confirm takeover 2 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands today (2 July) entered into a "definitive" agreement that will see the US meat processor acquire the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages for US$8.55bn.


Pinnacle to cut debt with Hillshire break fee 1 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Pinnacle Foods plans to use the break-up fee it will receive from the termination of its proposed agreement to be sold to Hillshire Brands to lower its debts.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 23 Jun 2014

Dean Best

Trading conditions in the UK and US remain tough and this week two companies - Premier Foods and ConAgra Foods - saw their shares hit after reporting sluggish sales. Elsewhere, the CEOs of the world's largest food manufacturers announced actions they believe will improve consumers' health.


Pinnacle ups R&D capacity to support brands 12 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Pinnacle Foods has opened an R&D pilot plant at Rutgers University in a move it said would increase its R&D capacity, improve speed to market and advance its "mission" to "reinvigorate iconic brands".


Tyson unveils US$8.55bn Hillshire deal 9 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Tyson Foods has confirmed that, following the conclusion of a competitive bidding process, it has submitted a US$8.55bn binding offer to acquire Hillshire Brands.

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Pinnacle's Birds Eye and Disney team up on healthy eating 12 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Pinnacle Foods' Birds Eye brand has teamed up with Disney in the US in a bid to slash obesity rates by getting kids to explore healthier foods.


Key industry insight for you while just-food takes a break 26 Aug 2013

Dean Best

It's a public holiday in the UK today (26 August) - thankfully the sun is just breaking through here in south London to help us bask in our Ashes victory - and, while we take a day's break, here are some of last week's top interviews, comment and analysis in case you missed them.

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